Lies That Bind Us by Andrew Hart

Lies That Bind Us

From a prize-winning and New York Times bestselling author comes a chilling novel of deception under the sun…Jan needs this. She’s flying to Crete to reunite with friends she met there five years ago and relive an idyllic vacation. Basking in the warmth of the sun, the azure sea, and the aura of antiquity, she can once again pretend—for a little while—that she belongs. Her ex-boyfriend Marcus will be among them, but even he doesn’t know...

Details Lies That Bind Us

TitleLies That Bind Us
Release DateJun 1st, 2018
PublisherLake Union Publishing
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Suspense, Mystery Thriller

Reviews Lies That Bind Us

  • The Just-About-Cocky Ms M
    I’m going to be brief here, because this tale is not worth a lengthy exposition. As another reviewer pointed out, the decision to remove the sample pages feature most assuredly increases the chances of finding oneself staring in dismay at a literary pig in a poke. Such is the case here, for me.The first chapter is overwrought and overwritten, full of italics and angst, and failed to show me the alleged panic and terror this woman—we assume sh...
  • Suze
    LiesMy Kindle First Read choice for May- it is listed as Suspense, but I think it's more of a psychological thriller. The story took a totally different turn than I was expecting, very good read- entertaining.
  • Kerry Clair
    Tedious, superfluous, terrible charactersReally couldn’t stand this book. Disliked even the main character, in addition to all the characters. The story was just so overdone, the ending completely ridiculous and unbelievable. I wanted to put it down a hundred times and I should have.
  • Kevin Dowson
    Well, I gave it a day or so before reviewing and it still isn't much easier. I tortured myself over whether it was a 3 or 4 star book, in the end I rounded down to 3 stars, but it was marginal.The plot is good and fairly novel. There are twists, but to be honest I could see the outline of the climax and pretty much guessed the culprits from a little over halfway through. Some of the lesser twists were a bit of a surprise, but that predictability ...
  • Hester
    For those of you who actually go on vacation, I'm a broke ho, so I don't even take vacations, this is a story of why you shouldn't befriend strangers just because you come from the same country and why you shouldn't keep promises to meet up five years later. Jan is a mess, she's a liar and has been stuck in the same retail hell job for five years, maybe longer. She works long hours, her finances aren't the best she just lost out on a promotion an...
  • E.C. Pollick Byrnes
    I'm surprised this book is ranking so low - this is one of my favorite reads of 2018! (And I'm normally a harsh critic).This is a story about lying.The main character lies to both us the readers and the other characters, and yet, she does share with us her true feelings that she hides from the other characters, so we sort of trust her and yet we don't. I love characters that are multi-dimensional and have obvious flaws. I love the idea that this ...
  • Julie's Bookshelf
    This felt like a bad copycat of Girl on the Train. Even the cover if you squint your eyes and look at it from afar.Just read go on Amazon and read the sample...only Chapter One at that, it's like it's trying to copy the style and Rachel's chain of thoughts. It's distractingly close, too. Only, Girl worked because we'd never read anything like it. Now everyone wants to be the next Girl.This book is supposed to be twisty and unexpected but I guesse...
  • RedRedtheycallmeRed
    2.5 STARSIt's revealed fairly early in the book that Jan is a liar, she lies about big things, she lies about inconsequential things. She's aware of this, yet acts affronted when people don't believe her. The book opens with Jan being shackled to a wall, her memory foggy. Then it flashes back to her arrival in Greece. It goes back and forth, but the present chapters were much more interesting, as the stakes are much higher. The flashback chapters...
  • Lisa Dicus
    Gripping!!!Gripping, can't put the kindle down, read. I loved the way the author intertwined Greek mythology around the story line. Would highly recommend this book and the author. Onto one of his next books!!
  • Carolyn
    My free Kindle First book for May. I was surprised by how much I liked it. It presented Jan’s lying like an addiction. An interesting story of her journey to self awareness, entwined with the mystery and intrigue happening around her.
  • Nicole Patterson
    I chose this book as my May kindle first read book. It sounded interesting but I found it weird and boring. I gave it 2/5 stars because the twists were actually pretty good and I just thought it was going to end with Jan saying it was all a lie, so that was a plus that it didn't end that way.
  • Dorothy Stone
    From the first page to the last you are trying to figure out who and why.This well written thriller keeps you guessing until the end. I usually figure it out well before the end but not this time. This Author knows how to grab your attention and make you feel like you are there. Would recommend this for anyone who loves a great thriller.
  • Liz Wright
    I ordered this book as my Kindle First book for May. The synopsis seemed interesting and I enjoy mystery/suspense stories, so I thought it would be a fun read. Other reviewers have found that the book was heavy on Greek mythology, but I found the mythology throughout the book interesting and not overwhelming to the rest of the book. The overall story, while formulaic for mystery and psychological suspense books, had parts that were different and ...
  • Tammye
    Engulfed meI never do read a book straight through but rather just add it to bedtime reading for a few weeks until I finish. This book was different, I barely put this one down and finished it in 2 1/2 days. Great story, wonderful imagery. I felt that I was on vacation in Greece with them and I also felt their horror.
  • Heather Fineisen
    This story of a pathological liar who reunites with friends in the Greek Islands doesn't really flow or come together. The last two chapters were the best part of the book. The mythological parallels don't really work and the suspense is lacking.Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
  • Marianne Jay
    Wow ~ this is a very grown up story of the boy who cried wolf too often (except in this case it's a woman) ~ and it is a marvelous read. The book kept me guessing - a lot. I loved the characters - they were believable The story line - holy moly. This is must read for suspense thriller fans. Thank you NetGalley, Andrew Hart and the publisher for providing me with an ARC of this book
  • Natasha O Vance
    Really great thriller - creepy, suspenseful and a satisfying ending. I didn't like the protagonist until almost the end of the book and at first I thought I wouldn't like the book, but I got sucked into the story and wanting to know what happened. Glad I kept reading.
  • Danita
    Another review calls this a psychological thriller, and I think that's a good description. The story revolves around lies and secrets that are revealed as the story progresses. I had a hard time putting down this book because I was constantly making my own theories about how this might end, and I couldn't wait to see if I was right. You know from the first chapter that something very wrong is happening, as we find the protagonist, Jan, chained an...
  • Chelsey Burch
    Sorry, but I couldn’t get past the 20% mark. The writing was mediocre and the dialogue had me continuously rolling my eyes. I can deal with some pretty meh plots but I can’t handle cheesy dialogues... I don’t know any adults that actually speak this way.“You missed the drinkies!”*Ex-boyfriend sees ex-girlfriend in a towel walking down the hallway* “Hey stranger! I was just going to... is the bathroom free?”Girl: “Yes. It’s right...
  • Donna Hines
    Jan reunites with her Crete friends for a reunion which includes her ex boyfriend. What could possibly go wrong?Yes, well nobody knows Jan has a dark secret not even her closest friends. A life full of lies, till the lies come crashing down, and threaten to jeopardize the whole can of worms."You can't run away from your past."Someone surely has a bone to pick with Gretchen. I mean seriously who tears up someone's clothes?Jan claims mom and sister...
  • Charlotte Gross
    This book took off slow, but did have some pretty decent plot twists/turns that made it worth reading. The ending was a bit anti-climactic. Overall, I finished the book in two days which made for a nice summer, quick, easy summer read. (Although I should say this was Amazon Prime's 'free' book of May. I wouldn't have paid for it).
  • Tracey
    This story was FANTASTIC!! Normally I dislike the back and forth between present and past tenses as it is usually used to help a terrible story. Here even if the story were told straight forward it would be a great story. I tried really hard to not get sucked in but I was completely carried away.
  • Ruth
    Lovely psychological thriller that will keep you guessing! Even though the beginning is a bit slow and underwhelming, once Hart has set his stage and lured you in, he won’t let you go! Jan, a compulsive liar, makes for a terrific unreliable narrator, and is appealing in spite of her short comings. Filled with plenty of glamour and a ken sense of place, this is one well worth reading...and probably re-reading!
  • Shelby Browning
    Part 1 of this book was slow moving. By part 2 though I was hooked enough to finish it out fairly quick. Overall it was an enjoyable summer read.
  • Armand Rosamilia
    This one left me guessing until the end. Intense and action-packed, this thriller was an amazing read. I will definitely be reading more from the author now, too.
  • Renee Jensen
    Good readThe story takes a few interesting turns then the dots begin to connect about 3/4 of the way through. Enjoyable read!
  • Diane Lupton
    read for the theme - published in 2018Good book. The main character is a habitual lier and therefore can't be trusted. Reminds me of The Boy Who Cried Wolf. I found myself questioning everything about her. Interesting concept. I would recommend.
  • Amy
    Despite the fact it's taken me a few weeks to sit down at the computer and write my thoughts, it's not the fault of the book or the author. I broke my patella a month or so back, and my computer sits in a location at my home quite inconvenient to wiggling in with ambulation aids. I am loathe to do much on my iPad or phone, because I make so many typos anyway, and that number multiplies on those devices. It's really vanity speaking, because I like...
  • Ginger Robinson
    At first, this book was a little slow to enjoy. It starts out as two seemingly separate stories. 1) A single female struggling with her career and overshadowed by some rich friends she holidays with in Crete. 2) A female captive chained in a dark cell with no idea how or why she is there. Halfway through the book, I was writing (in my head) a scathing review of the discontinuity. Somehow, though after 200 pages the primary story picks up intrigue...
  • Jim D
    This is a very captivating mystery with a strong dose of Greek mythology thrown in for good measure. The main character is flawed but sympathetic and once you read the shocking opening pages, it will be hard to put it down. While a little slow to build, once it hits midpoint it goes like a roller coaster. A very enjoyable summer read. Three and a half stars.