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January 29, 2008
The Liar's Diary Blog Day

I've never met Patry Francis -- I hope to someday. But as a woman, a wife, a mother, and author, her couragous story touched me instantly. It's an honor to be a small part in the promtion of Patry Francis's recent novel and encourage you to follow the link at the bottom of this post to learn more about the author and writing.

Title: THE LIAR'S DIARY
by Patry Francis
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Inc.
ISBN number: 978-0-525-94990-9
Price: $24.95 (hardcover)
Review by Marta Stephens
Author of SILENCED CRY: A Sam Harper Crime Mystery

THE LIAR’S DIARY -- a compelling read akin to a walk through a house of mirrors. Just when you think you know, you don’t.

Jeanne Cross, a supportive wife, devoted/loving mother, and school secretary has the perfect life, or so she thinks until the flamboyant music teacher, Ali Mather, walks through the doors and into Jeanne’s dreary existence.

She is curiously fascinated by Ali’s uninhibited lifestyle – a woman who embodies everything she is not. When gossip spreads about Ali’s affairs and a stalker breaks into her home, Jeanne’s motherly instincts kick in. An unlikely, addictive friendship slowly forms that strains Jeanne’s relationship with her husband and son. The inseparable bond between the two women is threatened when Ali unexpectedly reveals an unthinkable truth about Jeanne’s family.

Tension mounts after her son is accused of the scandalous crime. Jeanne’s life and her perception of a model family crumble as she delves deeper into Ali’s death and the knowledge she took to her grave. Long-held secrets are unveiled and strip the layers of Jeanne’s perfect life down to its evil core.

Patry Francis’s exquisitely crafted work takes the reader for a convoluted, twisting ride into the realm of compulsive love and lies that pave the way to an unpredictable ending. The pages of THE LIAR’S DIARY are skillfully fashioned into interlocking subplots that are packed with suspense and clever revelations at every turn.

Look out though, ’cause in THE LIAR’S DIARY, nothing is as it seems.
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1 comment:

Lonnie Cruse said...

Great post, Marta. I featured her too. What courage this woman has! Hugs, Lonnie