Kat Savage is a new to me author, one I decided to read at the suggestion of an author whose work is beautiful and emotionally exhausting – just like I like my books – so I assumed I was in good hands. And I was. With This Lie wasn’t a particularly long read, just over three hours, but it put me through the wringer in the best possible way. I was immediately pulled into Dani’s story – and Lucas’ – and couldn’t bear to leave a single stone of their story together unturned.
The premise of With This Lie is not for everyone; in fact, it’s a hardline for tons of readers, but I’m sure that, if those taboo details of how Dani – and Lucas, to an extent – conducted their personal lives were overlooked and forgiven, the hurt, hope, and healing we find in this book would soften the hardest of hearts. The idea of cheating may have been the instigation of Dani and Lucas’ relationship, but it was far from what was actually going on between them. Their unusual circumstances gave them the safety and security they both required to explore their connection.
Most of With This Lie was bittersweet. There was an air of melancholy throughout the novel, even in the happiest moments. The inevitability of their situation colored each second of Dani and Lucas’ relationship. Add to that Lucas’ secret and their pasts, and there was a pervasive darkness that permeated every page of With This Lie. There was a richness in the word that made the storm clouds looming over Dani and Lucas feel palpable throughout each page of the book.
- Paperback: 236 pages
- Publisher: Independently Published (16 February 2019)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1796814105
- ISBN-13: 978-1796814101
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.5 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 336 g
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