After The Lie is a compelling, cleverly written and engrossing story. Kerry Fisher crafts her emotionally charged, and thought-provoking novel with imperfect characters, witty dialogue, and oodles of British humor.
Forty-three-year-old Lydia Rushford’s life was out of control. She had become a madwoman, a person she hardly recognized. One of her secrets, a shameful one, which took place when she was thirteen-years-old and known as Sally Southport, was on the verge of being exposed.
For thirty years, Lydia had guarded her words. The only life she ever spoke of, was a fabricated one; not even her trustworthy, kindhearted husband, Mark, a man who would have won, husband of the year award, knew who she was. But, Lydia’s semi-comfortable life was about to crumble. Sean McAllister, the only man who knew of her secret, had shown up in her life. To Lydia’s horror, Sean and her husband Mark had become close friends. In desperation, Lydia confessed her secret to a male stranger, who ended up complicating her life, more than she could have ever imagined.
Unfortunately, history has a way of repeating itself; and lies, whether half-truths or omissions have a way of coming to the surface and spreading their poison.
I enjoyed reading this thoughtful and highly entertaining novel.
I received this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 stars~Review by Peg Glover