EBOOK/PDF Lies That Bind Us
A riveting thriller that sees our protagonist Jan travelling to Crete for a "holiday reunion with friends she met there 5 years before After a few "reunion with friends she met there 5 years before After a few of catching up including some heavy drinking and partying Jan finds herself waking up in a dark cell chained to a wall with no idea why The novel is told in alternate chapters oing between Jan s imprisonment and the events of the reunion holiday leading up to it Which of her lamorous friends is behind her incarceration What did she see or do 5 years ago to be such a she see or do 5 years ago to be such a And even ominously what part of Jan s flawed character is hiding secrets of her own even from herself Even though I didn t find any of the characters particularly likeable I found myself racing through this book trying to figure out what had one wrong when a fun filled holiday turns sinister It seems everyone is hiding something and though I did figure out some minor details the big picture was slowly revealed to it s surprising conclusion Well worth the read the moment became rare and precious because you know in your lying heart that nothing this Winter Pilgrims good can last you want to preserve it in crystal forever a few perfect minutes in time that you can hold and step back into whenever you want Andrew Hart Lies That Bind UsLies that bind us was an interesting read I like many other reviewers of this book had a tough time with how to rate it On one hand I adored the writing and will seek out from this writer I liked the main character Jan so much I mean I know she did some awful things but she was so much fun and had a sharp wit that I adored I think the author did areat job making the characters human and real and keeping the reader s attentionThe Mythological elements were interesting I love Mythology but for some reason when I read mysteries that mix Mythology with a mystery I do not always like it I am not sure why that is as I SHOULD like itbut often I don tI had two things I did not really like about this book First off I could not figure out how these people had ever been friends They seemed to loath each other from the beginning I would have liked flashbacks of how they once were I mean I could not figure it out All they did was insult each otherSecondthe ending Without Le grand bazar d'après le film de claude zidi giving spoilers it had no basis in reality and turned into a sort of slasher horror movie I do not like it when these types of bookso that route It is cheesy to me and I really struggled with it I lost interest as the book went on rather than The Iron Trial gainingBut the character s were so real and that is the book s biggest strength I knew airl once who was so much like Gretchen I briefly wondered if the writer knew her too And Brad and Simonwho HASN T known pompous creeps like them before I tell you I did feel like I knew all of them and had no idea who the bad ones were That is A Handful of Dust goodAnd I adored Marcusand had a bit of a crush on him He knew so much was so intellectual and I just thought he was written so well Jan like I said had done some bad things but it was impossible not to like her and her wit wasreatSo at the end of the daya 35 it is I did not love it and was let down by the direction it took but it was still an interesting read for the reasons mentioned above Tedious superfluous terrible charactersReally couldn t stand this book Disliked even the main character in addition to all the characters The story was just so overdone the ending completely ridiculous and unbelievable I wanted to put it down a hundred times and I shou. From a prize winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sun Jan needs this She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation Basking in the warmth of the sun the azure sea and the aura of antiuity she can once again pretend for a litt. Want to So I m not sure if this is a curse or a blessing 35 Stars Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart was a Kindle First selection that I put off reading because the premise of the book sounded weak Despite the fact that Lies starts off ridiculously slow my opinion of the book changed about halfway in as I found myself fully consumed by the very well drawn characters whose phony outer shells come off to reveal damaged interesting people The book is told from the perspective of Jan another unreliable compulsive liar narrator who oes to Greece for a reunion of sorts with 4 friends and an
"Ex Boyfriend Who All Met While She "boyfriend who all met while she her ex were on vacation there 5 YEARS PRIOR THE AWKWARDNESS AND TENSION prior The awkwardness and tension when Jan arrives and finds out one of the other characters invites her female friend to come along as a potential romantic match for Jan s ex boyfriend The plot and mystery which the book is centered around is weak at best but the author s ability to draw such distinctive characters who speak with such different voices drew me in One of the other friends Brad is such an obnoxious know it all he will remind you of the type of person that you try to avoid but et stuck listening too at a dinner party for 3 hours straight The book comes to a neat conclusion and I admit as weak as I thought the book was at times I could not put it down for the final 80 pages I definitely liked it better than a lot of reviewers and would definitely A Series of Unfortunate Events give the author another try in the future LiesMy Kindle First Read choice for May it is listed as Suspense but I think it s of a psychological thriller The story took a totally different turn than I was expecting veryood read entertaining Well I ave it a day or so before reviewing and it still isn t much easier I tortured myself over whether it was a 3 or 4 star book in the end I rounded down to 3 stars but it was marginalThe plot is ood and fairly novel There are twists but to be hones This book is one of First s selection which I chose without any expectation as these offerings vary hugely I enjoyed most of this and initially ave it 4 stars as I liked the setting of Crete and found the use of Greek mythology especially the Minotaur very interesting I could picture the characters although most were not very likeable The reason I downgraded the book to 3 stars was on reflection I felt the ending was too far fetched and I felt it spoilt what was basically a ood story This felt like a bad copycat of Girl on the Train Even the cover if you suint your eyes and look at it from afarJust read Tiempo hendido: un acercamiento a la vida y obra de Antonia Palacios go on and read the sampleonly Chapter One at that it s like it s trying to copy the style and Rachel s chain of thoughts It s distractingly close too Only Girl worked because we d never read anything like it Now everyone wants to be the next GirlThis book is supposed to be twisty and unexpected but Iuessed exactly what s Omertà going on uite early on then flipped to the last chapter to check and realized that it s most likely notoing to have anything else that could dazzle me so I just skipped through the restI saw some of the people saying here that the characters were hideous or terrible Well those are strong words Sometimes a writer develops a character well it s just that the character is someone you d normally dislike in real life I think that s the case hereI started thinking what kind of people I would recommend this book tostill thinkingThank you NetGalley for this copy in exchange for my honest revie. G screams only ive her a sense of how small her cell is As she desperately tries to reconstruct what happened and determine who is holding her prisoner dread covers despair like a hand clamped over her mouth Because like the Minotaur in the labyrinth in Greek myth her captor will be coming back for her and all the lies will catch up to he.
Andrew Hart ¹ 5 ReadLd have I m surprised this book "Is Ranking So Low This Is One " ranking so low this is one my favorite reads of 2018 And I m normally a harsh criticThis is a story about lyingThe main character lies to both us the readers and the other characters and yet she does share with us her true feelings that she hides from the other characters so we sort of trust her and yet we don t I love characters that are multi dimensional and have obvious flaws I love the idea that this book references a lot of Greek mythology which you can argue are also lies Stories that aren t real but are meant to teach us something about ourselvesThe constant side stories of mythology hiding Baby Zeus from his father and World War II The Allies protecting the city of Alexandria emphasize the use of misdirection for a reater purpose Again lying but interesting moral dilemma Is it wrong In this context no The dynamic of the The Colors of Memory A Novel group the sixood friends is also riddled with uirks and words and actions that are inconsistent with true friendships Again lying to each other about what they actually think of one anotherAll of these things are really cool ways to integrate the theme but make it relevant to the reader I also thought he tells the story of Jan s imprisonment chillingly well Like I also thought he tells the story of Jan s imprisonment chillingly well Like feel other authors Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded August 27 1883 glance over this theirl wakes up she s chained up in a basement and she has an escape plan after 2 paragraphs Jan methodically Mabon Celebrating the Autumn Euinox goes over different scenarios and tries different things to find freedom it made me there in the room doing those same things I am currently very cranky at work because I stayed up far too late last night finishing the book Totally worth it 35 starsWhat a strange trip I stopped and started this one many times but kept picking it back up I had to figure out what wasoing on in this seeming innocuous story that ended up being suspenseful and somewhat psychological Sometimes it felt like the author had just taken a class on Greek mythology Crete Minotaur and wanted to incorporate it into a book fiction mystery suspense but at times wasn t sure how to o about it or perhaps it was me as the reader not catching on early enough It was only toward the
End That I Truly Saw Where The Story Was HeadingJanthat I truly saw where the story was headingJan the protagonist and a pathological liar Her ex Marcus is a professor While on a vacation in Greece they by chance meet a idly rich and seemingly olden couple Simon and Melissa Simon and Melissa are vacationing with another couple Brad and Kristen Melissa invites Jan and Marcus to dinner at a popular restaurant because there are only reservations for 6 Jan and Marcus make up the difference The holiday eventually leads to a split between Marcus and Jan by the time they return from their holiday A few years later Simon and Melissa invite Jan on an all expense paid vacation to relive their first holiday Enter Marcus Brad Kristen and GretchenThis did not seem like a mysterysuspensepsychological thriller for much of the book I kept wondering where this was GG GOGP going But all the information is there to lead up to a very weird strange harrowing and revealing ending of the house party from a nightmare This is not horror just something I did not really expect In many ways it reminded me of some other mysteries I ve watched and read except without a detective to put it all together for you Mostly it is Jan s memories current view and thoughts and actions that reveal allI mlad I finished this one It will forever be fuel to my OCD to finish books even when I don Le while that she belongs Her ex boyfriend Marcus will be among them but even he doesn’t know the secrets she keeps hidden behind a veil of lies None of them really know her and that’s only part of the problemThen again how well does she know themWhen Jan awakens in utter darkness chained to a wall a manacle around her wrist her echoin. ,