Review: State of Lies by Siri Mitchell
The secrets of those closest to us can be the most dangerous of all.
Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.
With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next Secretary of Defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains. Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too.
The more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.
Not her friends.
Not her parents.
Maybe not even herself.
This was an unexpected surprise. It was really fun because I used to live in the area that the story took place so I could really put myself right in the action. It was nice to see a suspense/thriller that captured all the intensity and intrigue without all the violence and gore that tag along in similar plots. The plot was a page turner that had elements of politics which is always interesting. There was such a pull to the novel that you didn’t want to let go. There are twists and turns and surprises that unravel that make the story a must read. Despite this being categorized as Christian suspense, I believe this can be read by all who love suspense and thrillers, especially those who want a great suspense without all the cringe moments. Well written, interesting characters within a page turning plot, I’d recommend checking this one out.