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Review of Listen for the Lie by Amy Tintera

5 years ago Lucy's life was altered irrevocably in a single night, the only issue is that she can't remember a single thing about it. This tends to be a very big problem when your best friend is murdered and you seem to be the only suspect. After her entire small town, including her own parents, turns against her, she flees to the bright lights of Hollywood where she is just Lucy. Until a true crime podcast makes Lucy's past life national news. Shes's then forced back to her home town to face her past, her family, and maybe some memories that aren't as forgotten as she has led everyone to believe.

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Huge thanks to Netgalley and Celadon Books for the E-Arc of this book. I've been on a bit of a murder spree lately (meaning I am reading all the suspense/thriller/murder mysteries) and this book fit right into that mood reading for me.

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Amnesia can be seen as a bit of an overused trope, I myself have said before that it is so annoying when it is thrown into a plot. It oftentimes feels like it is used to fill holes in the plot or to condense a story. The entire premise of Listen for the Lie is that Lucy has amnesia, or does she? This book is not a nail biter. It's not an edge of your seat thriller, so if that is what you are looking for, you won't find it here. What it is though, is unputdownable. When I tell you this book had a choke hold on me, I mean that I literally could not put it down. I started at 2pm and did not stop until I was done around 8pm. I cooked dinner while reading, and went on bathroom breaks with this book. Listen for the lie was glued to my hand.

Amy Tintera writes a captivating tale of murder in a small town that unfolds through the eyes of the people who live in it as they are being interviewed for a podcast, and Lucy, the woman accused of killing her best friend. Lucy is totally my vibe. She is bad ass in that she won't sit down and shut up. The entire town turns against her only because she is a square peg they can't fit into the round holes of their societal make up. The entire book will have you asking whodunnit as you learn more about each of the characters in Lucy and Savvy's lives.

I totally recommend this to anyone who enjoys true crime podcasts, the slow unraveling of mysteries and a new take on the amnesia bit. Hopefully you will be as enthralled by Lucy as I was. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️💫 stars for this fascinating look at podcasts, the stories they share and the lives affected by not only crime, but being put under the microscope for the world to see. Listen for the Lie is out now and you can grab your own copy from the link.

Psst! Just so you know, some of the links sprinkled here are affiliate links. If you decide to click and treat yourself, I might get a little high-five in the form of a commission at no additional cost to you. Cheers to good vibes and happy reading!

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