The Lying Club by Annie Ward begins as “rich people problems” but slowly turns more insidious.
This slow-burn thriller follows three women in a wealthy Colorado community. There’s Natalie: a young woman working as an office assistant at a private school. Brooke: a mom with more wealth than she could ever spend in her lifetime. Asha: another mom trying to keep up with her daughter’s wishes.
The book opens with Natalie groggily waking up in her car in the school parking lot and trying to remember her actions leading up to this.
Secrets, lies, gaslighting, manipulation, and entitlement make up the majority of this thriller.
Review of The Lying Club by Annie Ward
While not much happens until around the 70% mark, and nearly all of the characters are unlikeable, I still thought the story was compelling. It was interesting seeing how everything tied together. Although, I think a few pages could be trimmed to even out the pacing.
I saw another review compare this to the tv show Euphoria, which is definitely apt. They share a few similarities.
I enjoyed the author’s writing style and will definitely read more of their books!
CW: drug addiction/abuse.
My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Expected Publication: 22 March 2022
Thank you to Park Row for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.
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