Monday, September 23, 2019

State of Lies by Siri Mitchell Reviewed

About the book:

Title: State of Lies
Author: Siri Mitchell
Genre: Inspirational Contemporary Suspense
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

One woman is forced to question everything she knows in this domestic suspense novel from award-winning author Siri Mitchell.
Georgie Brennan may be a world-class quantum physicist, but she grapples with life as a single mother after her husband is killed. When she receives a message from beyond the grave, it leads her to question the details of her husband’s death.
As she follows the clues he left behind, her discoveries increasingly implicate those closest to her. When her father is nominated as the new United States Secretary of Defense, she must uncover the truth before his confirmation hearing—even as the same people who killed her husband are now after her. Nothing is at is seems. Lies are truth; enemies are friends. Even her child is at risk. As every possibility but one disappears, Georgie may find herself to be the antithesis of everything she’s thought herself to be.

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About Siri Mitchell

Siri Mitchell graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she has lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri enjoys observing and learning from different cultures. She is fluent in French and loves sushi.
But she is also a member of a strange breed of people called novelists. When they’re listening to a speaker and taking notes, chances are, they’ve just had a great idea for a plot or a dialogue. If they nod in response to a really profound statement, they’re probably thinking, “Yes. Right. That’s exactly what my character needs to hear.” When they edit their manuscripts, they laugh at the funny parts. And cry at the sad parts. Sometimes they even talk to their characters.
Siri wrote 4 books and accumulated 153 rejections before signing with a publisher. In the process, she saw the bottoms of more pints of Ben & Jerry’s than she cares to admit. At various times she has vowed never to write another word again. Ever. She has gone on writing strikes and even stooped to threatening her manuscripts with the shredder.

She is also published under the name Siri L. Mitchell & Iris Anthony.

My Thoughts:

This was a very smartly written book. The attention to military protocol, war, and our government was spot on. You could tell that Ms. Mitchell did her homework.

I'm not a huge fan of first person narratives but Georgie was crafted so well I didn't even notice it anymore. 

This thrill ride of an adventure takes you right into the heart of our nation's capital. Having lived in the DC area as a child I knew about some of the places mentioned. That's always fun to have a book set in an area you're familiar with. 

The scary part about this book is how well the truth is perceived as a lie and a lie is perceived as the truth. Add in not knowing who your friend is and who's an enemy.  As each piece of the puzzle begins to be added you think you've got it figured out but then a supposed truth is revealed as another lie.

I was sucked into this book from the opening scene, which I have to say made me giggle. As I read it all I kept seeing was how creative parents of small children have to be when they want to have a sliver of intimacy. I thought it was done classy, and tastefully.

This is the first book by Siri Mitchell that I've read in a long time and I am so glad that I did. I highly recommend it!

Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book via the publisher. I was not required to write a review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.


1 comment:

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a very intriguing read.

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