Once a Liar by A.F. Brady
Thank you to TLC Book Tours and Park Row Books for my free copy and for allowing me to be a part of the tour for this book. All opinions are my own. Full schedule for this tour can be found here.
Synopsis: In this electrifying psychological thriller, a high-powered sociopath meets his reckoning when he’s accused of the brutal murder of his mistress.
Did he kill Charlie Doyle? And if he didn’t…who did?
Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, worked ruthlessly to become the best at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. He fights without remorse to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists.
When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin. He becomes the prime suspect as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.
In the challenge of his career and his life, Peter races against the clock to prove his innocence. As the evidence mounts against him, he’s forced to begin unraveling his own dark web of lies and confront the sins of his past. But the truth of who killed Charlie Doyle is more twisted and sinister than anyone could have imagined…
About the Author:
A.F. Brady is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and two Masters degrees in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. She is a life-long New Yorker, and resides in Manhattan with her husband and their family.
Review: I actually listened to the audio of this book because I had so much going on at the time I needed to read it for this tour. I didn’t love the narrator, so I would recommend reading it instead of listening to it, but it was what worked with my schedule at the time.
The main character and narrator of this novel is extremely unreliable and unlikable. It was definitely a character driven, slow burn. I loved the dual time lines, but I would have liked more cliff hangers at the ends of the chapters to keep me sucked in (or perhaps more than one narrator). I never saw the ending coming so that was a huge plus. I love to be shocked by an ending, and when everyone gets their just desserts.
I would recommend Once A Liar to fans of Best Day Ever and The Perfect Nanny.
I currently have a giveaway for a copy of this book on Instagram.
Publisher: Park Row
Publication Date: January 29, 2019
Page Count: 384
Overall Rating: 3/5