Lie, Lie Again by Stacy Wise #BookReview #LakeUnionPublishing #NetGalley #5*

For three women with so much to hide, there’s no such thing as a little white lie…

All three women who live at 1054 Mockingbird Lane have secrets…and with a body at the bottom of their apartment building’s staircase, those secrets need to stay buried.

Sylvia Webb has a plan. And a potential Mr. Right. He’s sweet, simple, and dependably clueless about what she’s up to. The only thing unpredictable about him is his needy ex-girlfriend, who is this close to shattering Sylvia’s dreams. But Sylvia’s not going to let that happen.

Riki McFarlan has a good career and an amazing boyfriend who wants to settle down. If only she didn’t have feelings for her neighbor—who happens to be her close friend’s husband. With everything going so right, why is Riki flirting with something so wrong, so…dangerous?

Embry Taylor is as devoted to her children as she is to her husband, who’s a bartender by night, an aspiring actor by day. She is his biggest fan. But with his career not taking off and tensions high, even sweet Embry has something she’s desperate to keep hidden.

Lies, secrets, and revenge. For three neighbors with stakes so high, someone is headed for a downfall.

An Excellent, Satisfying Read!

Lies. They come in all shapes and sizes and we all find ourselves uttering them now and then.

1054 Mockingbird Lane is home to three women. Each living in their own apartments, Sylvia, Riki and Embry couldn’t be more different. Embry married young and has two children with her handsome, would-be star actor – husband Brandon. Riki has a career and a boyfriend but gets wobbly knees each time Brandon turns his smile on her. Sylvia has decided it’s about time she settled down, and her romance with Hugh may just give her a happy ever after and the family she longs for .. but those little lies are sneaking their way into all their lives . . .

What a great read! Fabulously crafted characters, each with hidden traits, all try to improve the lives of not only themselves but, in Embry’s case, also that of her young family but as lies begin to affect each of their lives, doubts grow and action needs to follow. I couldn’t have seen where this was heading but it had me nodding and shaking my head in turn I’m surprised I didn’t end up with a neck injury! Each woman’s story is individually tailored to her circumstances and each has a different and unexpected outcome. I started out quite ambivalent about the characters and ended up totally invested in them all, cheering them on from the sidelines. An excellent read and a very satisfying outcome. Love, love, loved this one and am very happy to give it all five stars.

My thanks to the publisher for my copy via NetGalley; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.

Tags: women’s fiction

Author Bio

Stacy Wise is the award-winning author of the novels Beyond the Stars and Maybe Someone Like You. Her next book, Lie, Lie Again will be released on 1/1/21. Prior to her writing career, Stacy worked in television casting on shows including The X Files, Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, and Party of Five. After a decade in the industry, she returned to school and received her teaching credential and masters from Chapman University. She has taught both kindergarten and third grade. A native of California and graduate of UCLA, she lives with her family and three fluffy dogs in Los Angeles. 

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