REVIEW: THE LIAR’S ROOM, BY SIMON LELIC

 

Two liars. One room. No way out.

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

But when a young man, Adam Geraghty, walks into her office, claiming he needs Susanna’s help but asking unsettling questions, she begins to fear that her secret has been discovered.

Who is Adam, really? What does he intend to do to Susanna?

And what has he done to her daughter?

My Thoughts: The opening pages of The Liar’s Room take the reader into a dark and frightening place. Someone has been held captive. What will happen next?

Then we move to the therapy office of Susanna Fenton, who has been hiding out for years, trying to escape a painful past. But something about her new patient, Adam, feels familiar. He is unsettling, and over the next few hours, she will begin to make sense of who he is and what he wants.

Adam is manipulative, and what he has done before he shows up to meet with Susanna will change her life and her family.

I liked how the story unfolded as the hours passed by. Both Susanna and Adam have secrets, and we watch some of them unravel behind the scenes and outside the room.

A major revelation brings the two of them to a confrontation that will not end well. Afterwards, we see how lives are forever changed, and how there might be a way to move on.

The narrative was intense and captivating, and I could not stop reading. Definitely a 4.5 star read.

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4 thoughts on “REVIEW: THE LIAR’S ROOM, BY SIMON LELIC

  1. I’ve been seeing this book around, but I think your thoughts are the first I’ve heard from someone who read it. Sounds compelling. Will keep it in mind, though I am trying to read fewer books with these sorts of themes right now. I got a little overloaded on them last year.

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