Liar, Liar by Lisa Jackson
Description Of The Book
In this riveting page-turner from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lisa Jackson, a woman searches for the mother she hasn’t seen in twenty years, and uncovers a nightmare of greed and deception . . .
In death, Didi Storm is finally getting the kind of publicity that eluded her in life. Twenty years ago, the ex-beauty queen worked the Vegas strip as a celebrity impersonator, too busy trying to make it big to spare much time for her daughter, Remmi. Shortly before she leaped from a San Francisco building, Didi’s profile was rising again, thanks to a tell-all book. To Detective Dani Settler, it looks like a straightforward suicide, or perhaps a promotional stunt gone wrong. But Remmi knows the truth isn’t so simple. Because though the broken body on the sidewalk is dressed in Didi’s clothes and wig, it isn’t Didi.
Remmi was fifteen when she last saw her mother. Their parting came in the aftermath of a terrible night in the Mojave desert when Remmi—who’d secretly stowed away in Didi’s car en route to meet her crush, Noah Scott—instead became witness to a mysterious rendezvous. Didi handed over one of her newborn twins to a man Remmi didn’t recognize. Subsequently, Didi disappeared, as did Remmi’s other half-sibling. Remmi has pleaded with the authorities to find them, but there have been no clues. Yet she’s always had the sense that someone is watching her . . .
If the victim isn’t Didi, who is it—and what’s the connection? Remmi is shocked when Noah resurfaces. He was also in the desert that night, and now runs his own PI firm. He too believes it’s time to find out what really happened. As they and Detective Settler dig deeper, the truth about Remmi’s missing family begins to emerge . . . a story of ruthless ambition and twisted lies that someone will kill again and again to keep hidden . . .
For me this is one of those authors that when you start one of their books you are unable to put it down!
The story is told between the past and the present, while we discover the story of Didi Storm and the race against the clock of her daughter searching for the truth, risking her life with it.
This is a thriller full of hate, betrayal and family confrontations, that will make the reader think about their parents and how much they love them. The story of Remmi is heartbreaking, her mother left her when she was young and she had to live with her aunt's family knowing that they hated her. Of course Remmi's mother was not a saint; she was a diva, needing attention and money all the time... But a mother is a mother, and Remmi knows that maybe she is dead, but she needs to know the truth, is time to close the door to the past and start living.
The story is really addictive, but sometimes the story of Didi is a little bit boring. I know it needs to be there to make the reader understand completely what really had happened.
It was interesting reading the part of the "killer" who wants to kill Remmi, but at the same time it tries to explain why is doing it and maybe having a little regrets about it.
I have to say I am always surprised about how families can play such a big role in anyone's life, depending if you feel loved or not your life could change completely... In this case be prepared for a few lies and a lot of secrets!
If you are searching for an addictive read with betrayal, lies and a little bit of romance, this one is for you!
Would you remove the past to know the truth?
About The Author
Lisa Jackson is the number-one New York Times bestselling author of more than 85 novels, including Afraid to Die, Tell Me, You Don’t Want to Know, Running Scared, Without Mercy, Malice, and Shiver. She is also the co-author of the Colony Series, co-written with her sister, Nancy Bush. There are over 20 million copies of Lisa Jackson’s books in print in twenty languages.
Before she became a nationally bestselling author, Lisa Jackson was a mother struggling to keep food on the table by writing novels, hoping against hope that someone would pay her for them. Today, neck deep in murder, her books appear on The New York Times, the USA Today, and the Publishers Weekly national bestseller lists.
With over thirty bestsellers to her name, Lisa Jackson is a master of taking readers to the edge of sanity – and back – in novels that buzz with dangerous secrets and deadly passions. She continues to be fascinated by the minds and motives of both her killers and their pursuers—the personal, the professional and downright twisted. As she builds the puzzle of relationships, actions, clues, lies and personal histories that haunt her protagonists, she must also confront the fear and terror faced by her victims, and the harsh and enduring truth that, in the real world, terror and madness touch far too many lives and families.