Feb 9, 2020

Sunday Salon: Liars and Stalkers

There are a lot of liars in mystery and suspense titles these days. Here are three that I've recently finished and liked.

The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lövestam

The Truth Behind the Lie by Sara Lovestam

Published August 27, 2019, Minotaur
Genre: mystery set in Sweden
Source: library book

An unusual private investigator, a young Iranian illegal immigrant in Sweden, tries to help a single mother Pernilla find her missing six-year-old daughter. The investigator, in spite of being impoverished and alone, himself in hiding, goes to unusual lengths using persistence, keen observation, and an analytical mind, to solve the mystery.

Well developed characters and a well planned story using a struggling immigrant in Europe as a main character made this a very interesting read.

I've also read:

The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley

The Lying Room by Nicci French

Click on the titles to see my reviews of the books on goodreads. 

Currently reading:

The Flower Arrangement
The Flower Arrangement by Ella Griffin, published June 16, 2016, Orion
Genre; contemporary fiction set in Ireland
Source: library book
"Every bouquet tells a story. And every story begins at Blossom & Grow, a tiny jewel-like flower shop in the heart of Dublin." 

New on the shelf:

The Wife Stalker

The Wife Stalker by Liv Constantine, to be published May 28, 2020, HarperCollins Publishers

Memes: The Sunday Post hosted by The Caffeinated Bookreviewer. Also,  It's Monday: What Are You Readingand Sunday Salon


  1. You are right. There are lots of liars in mysteries and suspenseful fiction these days. Probably lots of other bad guys, too. Lol.

    I hope you enjoy all your reading this week!

  2. I've been reading a fair amount of thrillers lately and The Truth Behind the Lie sounds promising.

  3. I LOVE the cover of The Flower Arrangement!

  4. I like the multicultural aspect of The Truth Behind the Lie, a detective/PI with a difference is hard to come by.

    Wishing you a great reading week

  5. It does seem like a common theme these days!
    I hope you enjoy your reads this week! Have a good one! :)

  6. Wouldn't it be nice if there could be at least a lot more diversity in our book titles, so that they don't all feel like they are the same book when you look back many months later? Hope you are having a good reading week!

  7. All three books sound really good. I tried to find a copy of The Flower Arrangement but couldn't.

  8. Vicki, it's available on kindle too.

  9. I'm always looking for some good thrillers. All of these are new to me!

  10. So very true!! These all look good and winter is the perfect time for them.

  11. The Truth Behind the Lie sounds like there's a lot more to the story! Looks like you've found some interesting reads lately :) Have a great week!

  12. I've been getting back into thrillers and these look good.

  13. I'm always up for a good thriller.


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