Audiobook, Mystery/Suspense/Thriller

The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie

The Good Liar

At 10:00 a.m. on October 10, a building in downtown Chicago suddenly explodes, forever altering the lives of three women. The story is told by Cecily, whose husband died in the explosion; Kate, who fled and began a new, secret life in Canada; and Franny, who lost the biological mother she’d just found.

The narratives are also presented against the backdrop of a documentary reporter’s interviews on the occasion of the one-year anniversary of the explosion. All of these women are harboring secrets about that day and the story slowly reveals each. I really liked how the narratives transitioned between characters and the interviews, which often served as a bridge. It was a unique approach that worked well, especially with the multiple narrators used for the audio edition. I always knew who was speaking as the voices were distinctive and well matched for each character. The audio performance was well done.

I very much enjoyed this story that threw a lot of curves throughout but especially at the very end. I thought I’d figured them all out but the epilogue was a stunner. It’s one of those that makes you want to go back and revisit parts of the book (which I did) to see if the clues were there. This is a cleverly written story with lots of psychological angles and is wonderfully served up by the audio performance. My first by the author but not my last.

Book Info

  • Release Date: April 3, 2018
  • Narrators: Teri Clark Linden, Kate Rudd, Whitney Dykson & J. D. Jackson
  • Audio Length: 10 hours, 8 minutes
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio



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(Thanks to Brilliance Audio for my complimentary copy. All opinions are my own.)

33 thoughts on “The Good Liar by Catherine McKenzie”

  1. Great review!
    There’s another book with the same title, and i keep getting them confused. One is apparently good the other not so much. I’m assuming this was the good one, hehe 😀 Cuz it sounds like something i’d enjoy.

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