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Book Review: Just Another Liar By Mandy Byatt

Plot:

Denise, Petra, and Anna all have their reasons for being alone.
But they’re not ready to share them.

David is the answer to all their problems.
But they’ve only met him online.

Each woman wants her happy ending.
But only one of them can get it.

One of these women will end up dead.
But which one? And will you ever work out who killed them?

Review:

Tinder Swindler vibes from the beginning. These women are so silly.

We meet Anna to begin with who seems like an obsessive person with the guy she moved cities for and moved jobs for. She is a teacher and has yet to get over her long-term boyfriends leaving her for good yet knows where he goes and what time he goes at and usually stalks him in her free time.

Denise has to look after her mother. She is a bit disgusting when she does things she knows is morally wrong.

Petra is married to a man, Sam and had a miscarriage recently and is dealing with it by going on a dating site.

All of these women join a dating site and it appears that David Kingfisher is the only decent man on there. He is a surgeon, I could tell he was watching the people and must have an old picture or something as his online profile if he was able to see what the women looked like in person and so forth. There was little hints that I kept looking out for to see who he was. I didn’t understand why he was doing what he was doing. These women have their difficulties and relied on this man. Yet, at the same time the women shouldn’t have put so much energy and even money into a complete stranger they never met, snap chatted or anything!

I have to admit though that this novel had me wondering who is the real ‘David’ and is it a man or women or child. Once the ending is told it all comes together but let me just say this. The person it is is screwed up. Like get over it, that’s life and you must get on with it instead of seeking revenge. That much is all I shall say as I hate spoilers and that is what the motivation is for these type of novels.

Overall, it is a gripping page turner. Even though I found the women to be silly and naive for believing an online person – like who voluntarily gives money to a stranger they barely even known or have been messaging for less than 90 days? It was interesting to see it being played out.

4/5 Stars

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