The Liar. Finished 2-7-17, 3/5, romantic suspense?, pub. 2015
Unabridged audio read by January LaVoy. 16 hours 41 minutes
Shelby Foxworth lost her husband. Then she lost her illusions …
The man who took her from Tennessee to an exclusive Philadelphia suburb left her in crippling debt. He was an adulterer and a liar, and when Shelby tracks down his safe-deposit box, she finds multiple IDs. The man she loved wasn’t just dead. He never really existed.
Shelby takes her three-year-old daughter and heads south to seek comfort in her hometown, where she meets someone new: Griff Lott, a successful contractor. But her husband had secrets she has yet to discover. Even in this small town, surrounded by loved ones, danger is closer than she knows—and threatens Griff, as well. And an attempted murder is only the beginning … from Goodreads
I thought about quitting this one a few discs in but it was such an easy listen that I continued to let it play when I was in the car or cleaning the kitchen. There isn’t a lot to recommend this one, really, except if you love Nora Roberts. I don’t love her but have had good luck with the last few I’ve tried by her.
There were a few problems including the heroine, Shelby, who was clueless. Then there was the fact that it was about 50% too long. So much repetition and too many mundane, useless conversations. And the end was something you could see coming from the first few chapters.
Did I forget to mention the good parts? Okay. Roberts does know how to write. I loved the relationship between Griff and Shelby’s little girl, Callie. The narrator, January LaVoy, did a great job so that probably helped the entertainment factor.
So, if you’re a fan of Roberts you’ll probably like it. But for newbies, I’ve read a few of hers that I’ve really liked that I’d recommend first.