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Friday, May 20, 2016

The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin

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Review by Suze
Erin lives in London, but she's originally from Ireland. She panics when Roisin contacts her. Roisin used to be her friend, but she was never really nice to Erin and now she has something she wants to confront her with. When Erin's father is gravely injured Erin returns home. His condition is critical and the cause of his accident is unclear. Erin used to stay away from her hometown, but now that she's back things aren't so bad. She's happy to be with her family again and there are old friends who do care about her. Especially Kerry, who works across the street. He's such a good friend that Erin starts to forget what was so great about her life in London.
Unfortunately Erin hasn't counted on Roisin's hostility. Roisin knows more than Erin is comfortable with and she isn't afraid to speak her mind. Her constant pressuring together with her hate for Erin make her a dangerous opponent. When mysterious circumstances are making life difficult again Erin finds herself in a lot of trouble all of a sudden. If her secrets would come out the consequences would be grave. Will Erin be able to stop Roisin?
The Girl Who Lied is a gripping and romantic read. I love how Sue Fortin combines tense circumstances with a beautiful love story. It works really well and I loved every sentence of her writing. The Girl Who Lied is a fantastic book about difficult relationships and there are plenty of secrets. I enjoy reading stories about sisters and the relationship between Erin and her sister definitely makes good and interesting reading. Sue Fortin alternates her points of view and that works very well for the story. It's a great way to look into the minds of all the main characters. I loved the chance to get so close to them and to feel like I really knew them.
I immediately liked Erin and Kerry. They're such great people, but they are also emotionally closed off. They keep their pasts hidden from everyone around them. I was fascinated by their secrets and wanted to know what they were. The Girl Who Lied is a real page-turner. I couldn't stop reading and wanted to know more while at the same time I also enjoyed reading about the connections between the main characters. I highly recommend this amazing story. If you like a romantic read with a lot of depth you should definitely read this book.


  1. Thank you, Suze, for such a wonderful review, your comments brought a tear to my eyes.

  2. Ohh, this cover so missled me. I was sure it was a thriller!
    Now when I know it is a romantic read, it souns more appealing.

    1. It's a combination of both, which is wonderful.

  3. It does sound really good, I have put it on my wish list for when it is published - thanks for the review! :)

  4. I like romantic books that have a reasonable amount of suspense. This sounds really good.

  5. The genre-blending sounds very cool!


  6. I'm currently obsessed with books set in Ireland. This sounds like another good one to add to my TBR.