• Marilyn Rondeau

The Better Liar by Tanen Jones

Updated: Mar 3, 2020

Since Leslie arrived in Las Vegas trying to find her long lost sister Robin it was quite a shock to find that she was the first to discover her body. Robin the beautiful sister, only now assumedly after years of drugs and alcohol, she was not what anyone would even call attractive. Running from the sight of the body, Leslie wasn’t sure what she was going to do. Leslie only knew that she had to obtain her inheritance and without Robin coming with her to claim it – it wasn’t going to happen.

As fate would have it Leslie meets a charismatic young woman who could be Robin's twin. Not only that, but Mary had a good reason to get out of Vegas for her own health and leave her past behind. The two came up with a rash bargain; Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s share of the inheritance. Neither realizes nor trusts the other and Mary soon comes to realize that the whole story Leslie was expounding upon was a total pile of lies, and with nothing to lose Mary decided she would do a little investigating to discover the truth.

This was quite a suspenseful mystery, along with a very fast pace making it a quick and hard-to-put-down read. Right from the beginning both Mary and Leslie were created with some particular quirks that told this reader that they were not what they seemed. As the story continued many things started to fall into place, or they seemed to and you might think you knew what was really going on! However, with all the red-herrings - I was pretty much floored by a true twist of an ending!

Have to say, I really enjoyed this one - a little weird but the ending …. I rather think it was pretty much providence! Really good one!

Marilyn Rondeau

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