‘The Liar’ by Nora Roberts is being published by Piatkus on the 16th April 2015 in both hardback and eBook. I am one of a number of book bloggers taking part in a blog tour to celebrate its release. Below is my review.
Just imagine being betrayed by the one you love. You thought you knew everything there was to know about him or her and you trusted that person immensely. Then one day you find out you have been living a lie. Horrible thought isn’t it? For Shelby Pomeroy this is exactly what happened.
When Shelby’s husband Richard dies in an accident she is naturally devastated. Left widowed with a three-year-old daughter Shelby is in for a very nasty shock. She finds out that Richard wasn’t the person she thought he was. Having lied to her from the start he has left her with huge debts. Shelby is absolutely heartbroken but is determined to sort this mess out for the sake of her daughter, Callie.
Returning home to Tennessee to her family who she thought she had lost after running away with Richard, Shelby finds that they welcome her back with open arms. Being back home really helps and gives her a new sense of strength and freedom as well as hope when she meets the lovely Griffin Lott. Things are peaceful for a while until a shocking act of violence is traced back to Richard’s shady business and it becomes clear that her life is in danger. Will Shelby be able to put the past behind her and move on?
For me this is the first novel by Nora Roberts that I have read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. This was a very hard book to put down. I really liked the writing style throughout and thought that the descriptions of the characters and places were just wonderful.
I warmed to Shelby straightaway and I loved her little girl, Callie. She was left in a terrible situation but instead of giving up she got up and fought. Shelby’s family were lovely too my favourite being her grandmother, Viola. Griffin was such a nice man and so good for Shelby.
I read this book on my kindle but it is worth getting the hardback. The cover is just so beautiful. It will look great on any bookshelf.
I will be going on the hunt for Nora Roberts’ previous novels.
I give this book 4 out of 5.
About Nora Roberts
Nora Roberts is the number one New York Times bestseller of more than 200 novels. With over 450 million copies of her books in print, she is indisputably one of the most celebrated and popular writers in the world. Her last three hardback novels were all top ten bestsellers in the UK and in 2013 alone Little, Brown Book Group sold over 1.2 million net copies of Nora Roberts’ books.