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Lies You Wanted To Hear (2013)

by James Whitfield Thomson(Favorite Author)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
1402284284 (ISBN13: 9781402284281)
Sourcebooks Landmark
review 1: I thought this book by first-time author James Whitfield Thomson was easy to read and a real page turner. The mismatched couple in the story are parents to 2 children. (She drinks and smokes marijuana, he's a police officer who's follows the rules.) They divorce after about 7 years of marriage. Lucy can't shake the feeling that she's not very good at parenting; she also doesn't seem to be able to sever contact with her former boyfriend, who she knows is selfish and unreliable. After a series of bad judgements & decision making on the part of the wife/mother, the husband/father decides it is too risky for the children to remain in her care, even part-time. He takes off with the children and is gone for a very long time (16+ years). The ending of the book deals wit... moreh these 2 children as adults, as they uncover the truth about both parents, and how this impacts the family of 3 that was once very close and very trusting.
review 2: Disappointing on several levels: I enjoy reading about characters I actually LIKE, and I didn't. The reactions of the characters to several major plot points were unrealistic (think about the kids at the end of the book). The "smallest crack" in the relationship was actually a large crevasse, and hindered believability all the way through the rest of the book... Also not "beautifully written" as the publisher protests. less
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