An Excellent Short Story
4.5 out of 5 stars
There is something about a short story that I just love. Especially when that short story is part of a bigger series. And even more when that series is part of Kindle Unlimited and/or Audible plus. When I saw that Jess Lourey had written a book in this series, I knew I would have to take the dive. Even just looking at the cover drew me in. But once I started it, being a short story – there was no time to hide. Lourey had to start the book fast and definitely did.
I’ve read three books from Lourey, and even in this short story, I couldn’t predict where it would go. She has this way of writing where it feels like anyone could have done it. And every time there is a “reveal,” it just feels like it’s a trick or something else. Catch Her In A Lie was no different. Sure, there were fewer people to suspect, but even when things were being revealed, I was like, “but, is it this person, really?”
Now, I did open this by saying that I love short stories since there’s no place to hide the bad form or a bad premise. But, I will add that I would have loved to read a full-length Catch Her In A Lie, but it would have been a very difficult book to get through (similar to the other Lourey stories). She can write about despicable human beings and despicable things happening to innocent people so it’s almost visceral when reading it.
Overall, a great short story that is easily finished in one sitting. Carly Robbins performed this perfectly and was a great cast for both women in the story.
Two agents on the trail of a serial killer. A mother and daughter on the trip of a lifetime. Fates converge in paradise in a chilling short story by an Amazon Charts bestselling author.
Cold case expert Evangeline Reed and forensics legend Harry Steinbeck are on their way from Minneapolis to Costa Rica. They’ve been ordered to keep close watch on a protective mother and her daughter, both of whom have troubling connections to a Minnesota serial killer. Are they on holiday? In hiding? Or on the run? It’s time for Van and Harry to close in on the truth. And there’s more at risk than anyone can imagine.
Catch Her in a Lie by Jess Lourey is part of Getaway, a collection of six stories about dream escapes that take unimaginable, even sinister, turns. Each piece can be read or listened to in a single sitting.Catch Her In A Lie by Jess Lourey
Narrator: Carly Robins
Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
Series: Getaway Collection #5
Published by Amazon Original Stories Genres: Thriller
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Also by this author: Unspeakable Things, Bloodline, Litani
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