The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic

My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Goodreads rating: 3.74 with 742 ratings (as of 1/25/2019)


Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counselor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She’s never met this young man before – so why does she feel like she knows him?

Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt.

And Susanna realizes she was wrong. 
She doesn’t know him. 


200 Word Review

I was provided with a complimentary copy of this book so I could give an honest review.

I was immediately intrigued by the tagline of “The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic. “One room. Two liars. No way out”.

Susanna Fenton is not who she seems to be. Years ago, she left her old life and reinvented herself with a new identity.

Now, she is an overprotective mother to teenage Emily. Emily loves her mother but wants a little freedom. When a cute, but older, boy pays attention to her Emily is thrilled and more than willing to keep him a secret from her mother.

Susanna also works as a counselor and meets with a new client, Adam Geraghty. She knows she should trust her instincts but does not and quickly discovers Adam also is not who he seems to be.

Their session becomes a verbal tennis match between them and Emily is the prize.

I had noticed Lelic’s “The New Neighbors” in the store and added to my “want to read” list. After reading “The Liar’s Room” I have moved it to “need to read soon”! This book was a thriller that was a great read but not easy to figure out people’s secrets.

This is a creepy and disturbing tale full of lies, truths, and suspense.

Review published on, Smashbomb, Goodreads, Twitter, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble on 1/25/19.

Genre: Mystery, Thriller
Print Length: 352 pages
ISBN13: 9780440000433
Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group
Publication Date: January 15, 2019

Purchase at Amazon    Barnes and Noble

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