A fresh start. That was what Becca hoped the move from New York to Redemption, Wisconsin would be for her troubled family. A way to get her crumbling marriage back on track, and to bond with her difficult 16-year-old stepdaughter.
But instead of a new beginning, Becca is thrust into a mysterious past she barely remembers. A past that includes the complications of interacting with her old teenage crush, Daniel, as well as living in her aunt’s old house (what the locals call “The Witch House.”)
But is the house really haunted? Or is there something far more sinister out to destroy them?
Nearly a year ago I read and reviewed two books by the exceptional author Michele Pariza Wacek called The Stolen Twin, and Mirror Image and these novels astounded me book lovers! Wacek last year became one of my favorite authors because her literature is razor sharp and full of juicy twists and turns that will keep the readers entertained for hours on end. Upon finishing these two books, I wanted more and was so excited for what Wacek would write next, and that brings us to the book I am reviewing today book lovers. It Began With a Lie is a new book from a new series by Wacek, and I admit book lovers when I learned of this I was incredibly excited and knew instantly that I had to read it as well as review it for you lovely readers!
It Began With a Lie for me was thrilling, captivating and addictive right from the start and I felt this from beginning to end. It Began With a Lie was captivating to me from the start thanks to the unique premise of the story and the bewitching literature courtesy of the author who from the start hooked me with her unique story that was unlike anything I have read before. It is rare to find a thriller novel that is refreshing as well as unique, and it is even more challenging to discover a thriller story that does not rely on gimmicks and ridiculous thriller sequences! It Began With a Lie does have action-packed, thrilling moments however they are tasteful and in no way gimmicky which is always fantastic in a book!
It Began With a Lie will introduce the reader to the protagonist of the novel, Becca who has moved from New York to Wisconsin with her family for a new start and boy does she need it! Becca has been struggling with her marriage as well as struggling with her sixteen-year-old stepdaughter, so Becca is excited about the move and to get her family back on track. However, when Becca arrives in Wisconsin, she soon learns that her life is only going to get worse. This is because Becca’s past holds a mystery which involves somebody called Daniel who Becca had a crush on as well as her Aunt’s old house which was named locally as ‘The Witch House.’ The reader will follow Becca as she tries to unravel the mystery at the heart of her life and the result is a captivating tale that should not be missed!
The premise of It Began With a Lie is exceptional, original and unlike anything I have read before. I loved the many themes and elements explored throughout the book, and all themes are explored by Wacek wonderfully, and she does this by lacing these interesting themes throughout the text flawlessly and weaving them with the story. The result of this makes It Began With a Lie a highly addictive and fascinating read that is never once lackluster or predictable. Wacek really has accomplished the near impossible, Wacek has managed to write an entertaining, bewitching and flawless story that will perfectly unfold in readers minds like a movie and now that I think about it, why is this book not a movie already!
Michele Pariza Wacek is a phenomenal writer who knows how to grasp her reader’s attention from the first page. Wacek instead of writing long, drawn-out builds up which are commonly found in thriller novels, decides to ditch this approach and thrust her reader into the heart of the story straight away so that the reader is instantly captivated and immersed. I personally love this approach, what is the point of having a long build-up with little excitement? This is only necessary if the author in question can’t develop the characters in the story quickly but with It Began With a Lie, the reader will not encounter this issue because Wacek instantly develops her reader and makes the reader invest in not only them but also their journey.
Wacek is not only a brilliant writer for her ability to captivate the reader’s attention straight away, but she is also an excellent author for her ability to lace exceptional twists and turns throughout her story that genuinely had me shocked at points! The combination of Wacek’s shocking twists and her explanatory powers will immerse the reader in the story and make them be able to visualize every detail, no matter how small. This writing approach is one of my favorites because it makes the reader feel included in the story and make the reader feel as if they are in the same situation as the protagonist of the novel.
Overall It Began With a Lie is a thrilling, compelling and thought-provoking novel that will easily entertain readers for many days and nights and so I, of course, have to award this stellar gem of a book five stars! If you are a reader who loves thrillers then I implore you to read It Began With a Lie; it is a fast-paced thriller that should not be missed so have a read of the preview below and get reading!
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P.S. Here is a preview of the book for all of you lovely readers to enjoy! Please have a read of the preview and if you find that you have loved what you have read then all you need to do is click the Buy on Amazon button and it will take you straight to the book on Amazon U.S.! If you are in the U.K. then below I have attached a link to the book for Amazon U.K..
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Michele Pariza Wacek: Website
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