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Blog Tour: The Lying Club – Annie Ward

A tangled web of lies draws together three women in this explosive thriller of revenge, murder and shocking secrets

At an elite private school nestled in the Colorado mountains, Natalie, an office assistant, dreams of having a life like the school moms she deals with every day. Women like Brooke—a gorgeous heiress, ferociously loving mother and serial cheater—and Asha, an overprotective mom who suspects her husband of having an affair. Their fates are bound by the handsome assistant athletic director Nicholas, whom Natalie loves, Brooke wants and Asha needs.

But when two bodies are carried out of the school one morning, it seems the tension between mothers and daughters, rival lovers, and the haves and have-nots has shattered the surface of this isolated, affluent town—where people stop at nothing to get what they want.

My thoughts: I have family in Colorado, but they don’t live in a community like this where people will just throw money at things to get what they want. Something that gets take advantage of in this book. The mothers at an elite private school are determined to get the best for their children, above and beyond what their teenagers really want but having something to boast about seems to be more important. Coach Nick is the target of much attention – every mother seems to want his focus and not just on their children.

As the story unravels the secrets and lies people have hidden are starting to bubble up. Brooke is super controlling and it’s pushing her daughter away, as she gets older she doesn’t want a helicopter parent and her behaviour is throwing Brooke into super controlling mode. Asha’s daughter is also hiding things from her mum, and Asha’s husband also seems to be behaving strangely.

I liked Natalie the most, as an admin assistant at the school, she’s in their world but not part of it. She doesn’t have their money or access, but she sees through them. Her relationship with Nick is very strange and I wasn’t surprised at how confused and lost she was.

As the investigation heats up and the three women get their stories straight, things start to come to light that change their perceptions of the recent past. Perhaps things might work out…

*I was kindly gifted a copy of this book in exchange for taking part in the blog tour but all opinions remain my own.

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