Wednesday, November 6, 2019

STATE OF LIES by Siri Mitchell, Reviewed by Rebecca Maney

"The only way out was through."

Georgie Brennan's life is completely upended by the tragic death of her husband, leaving her to maneuver through incessant waves of grief while continuing to raise their young son. Months pass before subtle oddities begin to catch her attention; what was Sean really doing the night of the hit-and-run accident, why are the flowers in the front yard not the ones they planted, and is she just imagining the noises beneath the floors at night?

Unfortunately, as Georgie begins to actively search for answers to these questions, it becomes increasingly clear that she has become entangled in a complicated web of deceit; with her four star general father approaching confirmation as the next secretary of defense and her deceased husband a decorated veteran, the repercussions could not only turn life threatening, but undermine America's national security. Is there anyone she can trust?

"The key to unlocking the mysteries had to be things we'd seen a million times and always managed to overlook."

What an outstanding story! "State of Lies" has every essential element needed for spiraling out-of- control intrigue, not to mention a sweet little boy and his repetitive wormholes! 4.5 stars!

*I purchased this book and was under no obligation to review it nor provide a positive review.

BackCover Blurb:
Someone wants Georgie Brennan dead. And the more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.
Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.
With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next secretary of defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a web of political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains.
Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too. And the people closest to her might be the most dangerous of all.

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  1. Thanks for the great review, Rebecca! I asked Siri if this was part of a series and she told me it as a standalone but... there's another standalone on its way for next year!

  2. I have mostly read Siri's historical novels and loved them! I really want to read this contemporary. Thanks for the great review and recommendation, Rebecca!!!


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