This is a book about disappointment, betrayal, and survival. Nora Roberts is one of my favorite authors and I've read many of her books. But I find The Liar very intriguing and I find this book as one of the finest works of Nora Roberts. I like thrillers a lot and Nora Robert has portrayed the best balance between romance and thriller. The Liar is basically a story described in different parts. First part showcases the disappointment and later on the survival of the character and how she came strong after suffering from a hard time.
A man who could tell that terrible lie, live with that terrible lie, had something missing inside him.
Nora Roberts is excellent at depicting family relationships. The Liar depicts a very heart touching relationship among mother-daughter, and among all the relationships involved whether its Dad, or Brother or even her Grand Parents.. How their love and support help her in overcoming from the hard past and staying strong for her own daughter.
The story rolls around Shelby and Callie (her 3-year old daughter), who is the apple of her eyes. She meets Richard while she is playing for the band in Memphis. She goes away with him for the excitement and later the two get married. Things get complicated when she has Callie. She tolerates the non- physical abuse from her husband for the sake of her daughter. Her husband Richard dies in a horrible accident, and her life turns upside down. His death reveals the horrible truth that he was a liar and a cheat. And she is left with a huge debt and is betrayed in every possible manner.
He’d said he was in love with her. And that just filled her up and emptied her out again. It made her want to shake, it made her want to weep. It made her want to hold onto him as if her life depended on it.
Imagine waking up and discovering whatever you've built is all based on lies. The heroine left her family: their support, affection and love and choose love. But this love was a lie. When betrayed and heartbroken, Shelby decides to sort everything out and be strong for her daughter. She returns to her family & friends and gets a balance in her life with their support. She is glad that her daughter finally has people who love her. Here, the heroine also finds love in handsome carpenter- Griffin, who loves her more than anything.
As she starts to cope up with everything, a set of violent activities get linked with her husband. Even after his death, she is not safe from his past, so she has to face them or lose everything she hold
He cut you off from your family, your friends. He whittled your world right down, didn’t he, and hammered at you to be grateful for it.” He had, of course he had. She hadn’t seen it happening because it was so gradual—until it was just her life.
Summary: A definite page-turner that you'll get hooked to. I fell in love with the characters. especially Griffin. Heroine's daughter Callie is especially dear. She knows about her surrounding and is so lovable that you also want to gift her a dog. Language is very simple and easy to read and get attached to. The plot is predictable, though I still enjoyed the read as characters are so lovable specifically Griffin & Callie.
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