The lies I tell by Joel Hames

Update – Thursday 12th August 2021

I managed to finish this book and well what a bloody good read it is. Just when I thought I knew what was going to happen and where the danger came from I’m thrown in another direction. Joel Hames kept me guessing right up until the penultimate ending. This is very cleverly constructed and is a story for todays audience. Will I be looking at Joel Hames other works? Yes. Yes indeed.

Original post…

When signing up for a blog tour I always schedule to read the book in time. On occasion I sometimes don’t get the chance to finish it, and this is one of those times. However, I’ve nearly finished this faced paced thriller by Joel Hames, and I’m itching to finish it today. But in the meantime I’ll tell you why I’m enjoying this read so much.

Let’s start with the outline… Lisa is an identity thief, she’s quick at finding the right mark. Once you’ve been identified as one it isn’t long before your money is gone and your whole life is turned upside down.

Lisa however has a son, and his life and hers are now in danger. Lisa doesn’t know where this threat is coming from and so she spirals into survival mode.

Who, is behind this danger? Can Lisa with her skills keep herself and her son safe? As Lisa’s crimes catch up with her, she does all she can to remain safe.

As I’ve yet to finish this extremely good novel I can’t quite yet decide if the ending is what I’ve hoped for. However, there are enough twists along the way that are keeping me engaged and I can’t wait for the final conclusion.

Joel Hames has written a novel that seems complicated in keeping track of Lisa’s identities but they are intricately woven into the fabric of the story which makes this a clever novel. As the events unfold they run seamlessly from moment to moment keeping you, the reader engaged.

I may not have reached the penultimate conclusion but this is a book worth reading. The story, characters and all it contains are something truly remarkable.

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