Why She Lied by Julie Coons


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My Rating: 5/5 stars

About this Book:

Will she have to lose her child to save her child?

The day she tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, is the same day he tells her he’s been accused of molestation. His trial is set to begin the following day.

She needs answers…

To get them, she tricks her boyfriend into signing a release form, giving her full access to all of his legal documents. She uncovers the truth, he’s guilty.

To save her unborn child from this monster, she gets an abortion. 

My Review:

Why she Lied is a book that intrigued me because of the human trafficking part. I have read plenty of such books and keep an eye on others that revolve around the same theme. The problem with such books is that they often end up being completely gruesome while not giving much details about the chain of events, how it happens, how can you recognize a trafficker because let’s be honest, one can’t assume such a horrific thing about anyone. Yet, knowing that your boyfriend (even if it is ex) is involved in something like that and not only involved but a key component? That’s devastating.

Since the author mentions that this book is based on a true story I was even more terrified because most of it reads like fiction. I don’t know which parts exactly are true and which are fictionalised for thriller effect. Yet, a thriller it is. I loved reading this book. Julie is such a fantastic main character and though I was bothered a bit about shifting narratives, the changing Point of Views from first person to third person, mostly I could get behind what was happening and picture it in my head. Trust me, it wasn’t a pretty sight. The book was filled with twists and turns and is such a great mystery. It is a really dark read but since I have read darker stuff, I could manage it just fine. One thing I really liked about this book was the details. In such kind of books, if you can’t immerse yourself in the book, you won’t have any fun and the only way to truly get into a book is through details. I haven’t read any other books by this author but I think she has a good style.


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