Alone in an empty house, Lucy tries to imagine the lives of her two young children. They have been gone for seven years, and she is tormented by the role she played in that heartbreaking loss. You can hardly see a glimpse of the sexy, edgy woman she used to be. Back then, she was a magnet for men like Matt, who loved her beyond reason, and Griffin, who wouldn’t let go but always left her wanting more. Now the lies they told and the choices they made have come to haunt all three of them.
With shattering turns, Lies You Wanted to Hear explores the way good people talk themselves into doing terrible, unthinkable things. What happens when we come to believe our own lies? And what price must we pay for our mistakes?
A searing story that will leave you wondering what choices you would make, Lies You Wanted to Hear is a stunning debut.
James Whitfield Thomson is a former sales executive and U.S. Navy navigator in Vietnam. Along with Elizabeth Berg, George Packer, Christopher Tilghman, and Dennis Lehane, he was an early member of the late Andre Dubus’s writers’ workshop. He lives in Natick, Massachusetts. This is his first novel.
Disclosure I received this book from the publisher at no charge and in no way influenced my review. If you are considering purchasing this book or anything else from Amazon, please use my link above since I earn a very small percentage of the sale which helps pay for shipping my giveaways!
C Michelle Ramsey says
This book sounds very interesting! However, I think we often fall in similar traps in life. We tend to live our live based on a figment of our imagination, because it is comfortable for us to do. I believe this is especially true with women.
Linda Kish says
This sounds like an interesting story. I’d like to win/read it.
Thank you for the giveaway!
annie page says
I am excited that you are offering a chance to win this book thanks you
Thanks for this great giveaway. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com
Anita Yancey says
Sounds like a wonderful and interesting story. Lies do always come back to haunt you. I would love to read this book. Thanks for having the giveaway.
Lies always get you in the end.Thanks for email@example.com
Amy Meyer says
This book sounds wonderful and sad. I love a book where you understand the characters and can picture the situation they’re in as if it makes sense.
Thank you for this giveaway!
Victoria Zumbrum says
Thanks for the awesome giveaway. I would love to read this book. Please enter me in contest.
Sounds like a fascinating book. Want to know how this relationship is resolved. Thanks for the giveaway.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com
Hillary Reyna says
This sounds like a really good read. Can’t believe I haven’t heard about it before. And that last line totally caught my interest: “what price must we pay for our mistakes?” Something tells me I’m going to have to read this one 🙂
this sounds like a very interesting story
This book sounds wonderful and sad. My kind of book. 😉
Thanks for the giveaway!
Danielle jones says
Looks like a good book.
Katherine Ivan says
“Oh! what a tangled web we weave / When first we practice to deceive.” I always end up paying for my fabrications! Thanks for the giveaway and happy Thanksgivukkah!