In the novel Lies She Told by Cate Holahan you get a story about a novelist, Liza Cole, and you also get the novel Liza is currently writing as she writes it. Liza is struggling with infertility and wanting to start a family. Her husband’s best friend has disappeared so his focus is trying to find out what has happened to him. This friend is also his business partner which means he is working long days and nights to keep the business going. Liza’s husband has to much of his own things going on to think about starting a family. Liza escapes from her own problems by writing her next thriller. But soon the lines between Liza’s real life and the life of her heroine, Beth, become blurred and Liza isn’t sure anymore which is her life and which is Beth’s.
I have often wondered about how writers go about writing their books and how much of their real life gets incorporated into the novel so this book seemed interesting. Unfortunately this book didn’t do anything for me. I think I originally got turned off because so many people were having affairs. It seemed to turn into a story about everyone having affairs and it turned me off to anything that was happening.
If you enjoy novels where the characters are confused by what is fact and what is fiction and you don’t mind a lot of affairs then this book might be for you.
Do you have triggers that turn you off to anything else happening in the book?