Monday, February 25, 2019

"Why We Lie" by Amy Impellizzeri

Rating: ⭐⭐✰✰✰

Jude Birch is a newly elected Congressman with all the best intentions. So why does it appear that he’s hiding something from his new wife? When Jude is shot in the head as an innocent bystander in what is being called a “gang-related shooting” the doctor informs Jude’s wife, Aby, that Jude no longer has the ability to lie. Will Aby finally discover what Jude has been hiding from her? Was the shooting really an accident? Will the secrets of Aby’s past be exposed? 

I so wanted to love this book but it just wasn't for me. The cover is beautiful and I appreciated how the author examines all of the reasons that we tell lies and makes you question whether honesty is always the best policy. There are definitely some good book club discussions that could come from this. I found the time line to be a bit muddled though and didn't connect with any of the characters. If you're a lover of political novels give this one a read and let me know your thoughts!

Thank you to Amy Impellizzeri and to the Tall Poppy Writers for allowing me to read an advance copy of this novel in exchange for an honest review.

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