An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher is a tense and addictive psychological thriller.


A year ago, Rainy moved to Tiger Mountain with her boyfriend Grant. She spends her time working on her art and getting to know Grant’s childhood friends. After countless happy hours, dinners, and the like, the close circle of friends invites Rainy on their girls’ weekend trip to Las Vegas.

Reluctantly, she agrees to go, even though Nevada is where all her troubles began. Upon arrival in Vegas, Rainy senses strange vibes from her friends and things only get worse from there. Her friend, Braithe, goes missing, and Rainy receives a text threatening Braithe’s life if Rainy doesn’t follow the kidnapper’s instructions. And just like that, Rainy’s past and present collide in ways she’s spent years trying to avoid.

Review of An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher

This wild thriller alternates between two timelines.

In my opinion, suspension of disbelief is a requirement because the plot is pretty over the top in many places. Although some parts were OTT, they didn’t interfere with my enjoyment of the novel.

This is the second cult-themed thriller I’ve read this year, and I much preferred this one. This one had the appropriate tension and character development that makes it a compelling and high-stakes thriller. I liked that Rainy was a strong female character. Sure, she made some unwise moves, but I still rooted for her. Rainy isn’t the type to watch and despair as things fall apart; she makes active choices and forges her way.

So, yes, I would recommend this thriller if you don’t mind plots that get a touch unbelievable and outlandish. Indeed, I am excited to read Tarryn Fisher’s backlist.

My Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Expected Publication: 26 April 2022

Thank you to Graydon House for providing an arc via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

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