The Lies I Tell


I really loved Julie Clark’s book The Last Flight (REVIEW) so I was very excited to get an ARC of her upcoming release The Lies I Tell.

Meg Williams has gone by quite a few names over the past decade. She’s also lived quite a few lives since she’s a con artist. Meg is very particular about her marks though and now that she’s back in LA , she has decided this one will be her last.

Kat Roberts is a journalist struggling to get back. Her one big break fell through years ago and Kat knows it was all Meg’s fault. With Meg back in LA, Kat is determined to expose her before she disappears again.

This was such a good book. Like I mentioned, I really enjoyed the last flight but I think this one is even better. I wanted to know everything about both women but especially Meg. Both characters are excellently crafted with plenty of backstory but also quite a bit of growth.

I know there are some reviewers saying this isn’t a thriller or a mystery and I would disagree. It may not a be edge of your seat thriller, but the suspense of Meg’s cons really drew me in. I thought the writing was fast paced. highly entertaining, with a decent amount of depth. I would maybe say this leans more into the mystery realm but the suspense is there.

I’m not going to go into more detail about the plot as I think it’s best to just read it yourself. However, there is some TW for sexual assault. It’s not graphic but it is there, so something to consider before reading.

I’m so happy I received this ARC and cannot wait for another book from Julie Clark to come out!


The Lies I Tell  comes out June 21, 2022! Huge thank you to Sourcebooks for my advanced copy in exchange for my honest opinion.  If you liked this review please let me know either by commenting below or by visiting my instagram @speakingof_books.


4 Comments Add yours

  1. GT says:

    Thanks for the review! I just picked it for my BOTM, and in effort of being surprised I just skimmed this post, but saw your 5 stars!

    (A plus for cute babies and wine. There’s a family story where my mom accidently put white wine in my sippy cup… I spit it out and CPS was not involved)

    1. Allison Speakmon says:

      Cute babies foe the win! Also that story is hilarious!

      I hope you like it!

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