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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

State of Lies by Siri Mitchell

State of Lies

Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: August 13th 2019 by Thomas Nelson (first published August 2019)

Goodreads synopsis:
One woman is forced to question everything she knows in this domestic suspense novel from award-winning author Siri Mitchell.

Georgie Brennan may be a world-class quantum physicist, but she grapples with life as a single mother after her husband is killed. When she receives a message from beyond the grave, it leads her to question the details of her husband’s death.

As she follows the clues he left behind, her discoveries increasingly implicate those closest to her. When her father is nominated as the new United States Secretary of Defense, she must uncover the truth before his confirmation hearing—even as the same people who killed her husband are now after her. Nothing is at is seems. Lies are truth; enemies are friends. Even her child is at risk. As every possibility but one disappears, Georgie may find herself to be the antithesis of everything she’s thought herself to be.


5 Stars

OMG! This was a great read! UNPUTDOWNABLE!

Siri Mitchell is known for her ChickLit/Contemporary Romance novels but has struck out in a new genre with this new release. And might I say… she is KILLING IT! I think she has found her writing niche for sure.  I am always happy when an author ventures out into a new writing area and then owns it like she has been doing it all her life. So exciting!

This book is centered around the political intrigue of Washington DC and feature a main character named Georgia Ann Brennan, quantum physicist. Georgia Ann thought life was great. She had everything she ever wanted. One gorgeous husband. Check. One extra cute kid. Check. One father who has been nominated to become the next Secretary of Defense. Check. When Georgia whispers this fact to her husband one night, her whole world began to change. Her husband was killed in a supposed car accident. And while she tried  to deal with the tragedy and not fall apart, Georgia began to realize there was something fishy going on. The more she investigated what her husband had been working on prior to his death the bigger the conspiracy became and the more danger she found herself and her son in.

This novel is thrilling, I feel like this could be any of us. All the lies and secrets are so overwhelming it could break a normal person. This has the perfect amount of build up and suspense. It goes from Georgia being an unaffected woman to one nearly drowning in lies. I think Sean’s time in the military and previous experience with protecting his sister really served him in dealing with the all the fallout and consequences. 

Another reviewer said this was Christian fiction. But I didn’t notice any overtly religious themes in this novel. It will stand up against any of the popular thrillers out there. I was glued to the page and marveled how anyone could come out of this situation unscathed. I am definitely adding Siri Mitchell to my must read list. I am a believer!

Highly recommended.

I received this as an ARC (Advanced Reader Copy) in return for an honest review. I thank NetGalley, the publisher and the author for allowing me to read this title.

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