Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Better Liar by Tanen Jones


The opening page has Leslie finding her estranged sister, Robin. It definitely wasn’t a meeting she expected because her sister is dead.

Leslie needed to find her sister because according to their father's will, they both have to appear together to receive their inheritance.

Leslie really doesn’t know what to do after seeing her sister, so she runs out of the building and comes up with the idea of not telling anyone her sister is dead. No one will know Robin is dead because she changed her name after she ran away ten years ago.

By coincidence, Leslie meets another girl, Mary, who looks like her sister, and another idea pops up after after meeting Mary.   Why not see if this girl will pretend she is Robin, and Leslie will share the inheritance with her.

The girls go back-and-forth and Leslie finally convinces Mary to pretend to be Robin. We find out that might have been the worst idea Leslie ever had.

We meet quite a few liars and characters keeping secrets in this book.

THE BETTER LIAR kept me reading because I wanted to find out what the characters were up to.

This book has a creative story line with twists and a great ending, but it was quite confusing.  3/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. It's probably not for me if it's confusing.

    1. It was a good story line, but difficult to figure out what was going on.

      Thanks for commenting, Kathy.

  2. Oh, it does look tempting, but I don't need confusing at this point. Thanks for sharing...

    1. Despite the confusion, it was good.

      Thanks for commenting, Laurel.

  3. I read something similar just a few weeks ago and it was very confusing because at the end it was all twisted and not the way I expected it to go.
    I think this is somewhat similar.