Book Review: Monday's Lie by: Jamie Mason

Publisher: Gallery Books

Publication Date: February 3, 2015

Origins:  From Publisher for Review

Synopsis: Dee Aldrich rebelled against her off-center upbringing when she married the most conventional man she could imagine: Patrick, her college sweetheart. But now, years later, her marriage is falling apart and she’s starting to believe that her husband has his eye on a new life... a life without her, one way or another.

Haunted by memories of her late mother Annette, a former covert operations asset, Dee reaches back into her childhood to resurrect her mother’s lessons and the “spy games” they played together, in which Dee learned memory tricks and, most importantly, how and when to lie. But just as she begins determining the course of the future, she makes a discovery that will change her life: her mother left her a lot of money and her own husband seems to know more about it than Dee does. Now, before it’s too late, she must investigate her suspicions and untangle conspiracy from coincidence, using her mother’s advice to steer her through the blind spots. The trick, in the end, will be in deciding if a “normal life” is really what she wants at all.

Review: MONDAY'S LIE has a very interesting premise, but I wasn't able to get into the story past the first 50 pages. The story jumps back and forth between the narrator's past and present, which was hard to keep track of and it was very slow. I've heard good things about the author's work, but I was unable to connect with MONDAY'S LIE.

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  1. Pity it did not work since the story sounded promising.


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