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Monday, October 7, 2019

State Of Lies - Siri Mitchell

State of Lies by Siri Mitchell

First Paragraph:

Sean was already pulling his shirt off over his head as he came into the bedroom.

My Thoughts:

State of Lies is not a debut book for Siri Mitchell, but it is her first suspense book.  She's written both contemporary and historical books up to now - mostly with a romance slant.  I liked the sound of the blurb and so gave this one a try.  It held my interest, which was good.  The main character is a quantum physicist and that was interesting and there were a few things that related back to her profession - not too many though.  There might have been a few too many moments where she was unaware of what her actions might cause.  And a few too many overly dramatic moments or dire situations for a smart scientist.  However, I'll cut the author a break.  As I said, her first suspense novel.  It was a timely story and it reminded me of another book I read in the last year - won't say which because it might be a spoiler.  My final thoughts are that this was a good enough book for me to finish, but I won't rush to read another by this author right away.  That being said, I haven't read any of her other books, so those might work better for the genre they fit into.  My reaction is not the same as other reviews I've read as this book has high praise from most.   

Blurb:

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.

14 comments:

  1. Now I'm curious after reading your thoughts. Seems like I've to check out her other books too.

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    1. I'll be interested in hearing what you'd think about this one, Melody. You and I have some of the same reactions to thrillers.

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  2. Sounds mysterious and a thriller!

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    1. It is mysterious, Mystica, and a thriller. A fast-paced story.

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  3. I think I'll be safe to skip this one.

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  4. My review avoided an opinion, but like you, I found it good enough to finish, but not good enough to praise.

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    1. I think our reactions were much the same. I liked it, but didn't love it.

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  5. I like thrillers, but I'm reading so many of them lately!

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    1. Angela, mysteries and thrillers are always on my list, but I will admit that lately some of them sound very similar to each other. Ha!

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  6. I like good suspense books, but I've read a lot more lately that end up being only 3-star reads. Good, but not great.

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    1. I don't rate my books, but I agree and think that has been happening to me as well. Some of them seem to repeat themes and even situations. I think I need to do more series reading because then I can focus more on the characters and how they have changed rather than on the one-time situation in a lot of the thrillers.

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