I enjoyed The Lie by Ashley Fontainne although I am not typically a paranormal fan. The author makes her characters very real and from her opening to the closing I was intrigued by where the story was taking me.
Karmen is a very likable and believable character and she takes the reader along with her on the journey to discovering whether her writing is truly hers or the result of something evil at work. I must say that usually I am pretty good at figuring out the mystery side of a story and I am not surprised by the ending. However, this book took me completely by surprise in terms of the twists and turns and I enjoyed the ride.
When the book begins with what appears to be three seemly unrelated story lines, I wondered how they would come together. Ashley does a nice job of drawing the reader in with each story and then cleverly weaving them together. I would recommend this book to mystery lovers and even if you aren’t typically a paranormal fan I think you will enjoy this one.
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About the Book:
Karmen Moncrille’s name has been known throughout the world since the age of sixteen when her first book shot to the top of the bestseller’s list. Now everything she writes is an instant hit, and her legions of devoted fans eagerly await her next release.
The mysterious Karmen always blamed debilitating panic attacks as the reason she avoided publicity and has become a recluse. Which is exactly what she wants the world to think. Only Karmen knows the truth behind her introverted nature. Terrified of being asked where her ideas come from, she fears being branded a raving lunatic.
Now just a week before her twenty-third birthday, Karmen’s world implodes. The madness that haunts her dreams spills over to her reality and she questions her sanity. Suddenly everything has changed and now the world will transform with her. Her last book will unleash the truth and alter mankind—forever.
Is Karmen’s ability to write a gift or a curse? She’s about to find out if her entire life is a lie. And why she was destined to write it.