Thursday, March 08, 2007

Lying with Strangers by James Grippando

Peyton Shields’ world gets turned upside down literally when her car gets run off the road. Someone rescues her but things seem to go from bad to worse. She thinks she is being stalked but her husband Kevin thinks she is just paranoid. Thought soon form in her mind that it could be her husband all along. So who is really after Peyton and why would they have something against her?

James Grippando weaves a masterful tale of suspense, doubt, and secrets. I found myself hooked into the book at the very first line. What he put his characters through at times was heart wrenching but life is not always easy. I found it to be very realistic and that was one of the things I enjoyed the most. Another thing I enjoyed was that there was not much foul language at all. I was able to focus on the lives of the characters and be pulled in even more.

I really felt for Peyton. Not only was her fidelity to her husband on the line but also she had to prove her innocence as well towards the case. Kevin was in a bad situation because he wanted to further his life in other ways but it all came back to bite him in the butt. The poor guy is trying to figure out whom his wife is and if she was really involved in the unfortunate circumstances that happen in the book. There are so many things that are going against these two. I was not sure if they come out all right after the whole ordeal is over.

Mr. Grippando is an amazing writer and I am sorry that it took me 3 months to get to this book. Library systems can stink sometimes but I am glad it finally made it my direction. It is worth a 5/5. It was a well-written story with twists and turns as well as an ending that will shock the daylights out of you. It sure did me and that was the best ending because I didn’t have it figured out. I highly recommend this book and can’t wait to read more by this author.

I loved this book and it was really enjoyable since it is so different than some of the other ones I have read that are similar in style anyways. Now off to a mystery/romance type book to review. :) Yay!


Joy said...

Hooray...a very positive review! I was given this book, but haven't read it yet. Actually I've never read any by Grippando, so I'm really looking forward to it. Thanks for the encouragement.

Lover of Books said...

This was my first by him but won't be my last. :)

Joy said...

I'll read more by him, but not for a while. I never try to figure out the endings, but this one I just knew, so there wasn't much fun it that for me. Also, I did feel that the storyline in itself was reasonably realistic, but I felt the characters were just too duh. They didn't know how to communicate or relate to one another. Maybe that's how most couples are in relationships and I just don't know it. LOL I'll consider myself blessed. :)

Lover of Books said...

I rarely know the endings. :) That is why I like authors like this so much. :)