Friday, February 29, 2008
The Liar's Diary - Review and Giveaway
If you loved the movie Notes on a Scandal, you're going to love the new, intriguing book, The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis. It is scintillating, disturbingly creepy (in a good, bone-chilling way), mysterious and oh-so-good to read! (Be careful if you go to any of the links I list in this review, as some of them give away a good chunk of the plot).
There is murder and mystery, love and friendship, lies and deceit. What more could you ask for in such a spellbinding book?
It was an honor for me to take part in this review, which features more than 300 reviewers! From bestsellers, Emmy winners, movie makers, and publishing houses, this is a pretty significant tour!
As it should be. Some things transcend something as simple as a good read.
And this is one of those things.
You see, just as author Patry Francis saw her dreams come true, and her book finally published, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. Talk about the epitome of bittersweet.
I loved this book for so many reasons, but that reason alone would make me give her my full support. It's like she took all the best that she had inside of her to give, and she gave it to us in this book. And now she is left to battle this insidious disease.
Life can be so unfair.
Be sure to read about the details here, read her blog here, and read a wonderful interview with Patry here. (Ironically, Algonkian is about twenty minutes from my house...that last interview link was to the Algonkian Writer's Conference interview...who knew so much was going on right in my own backyard?)
I promise you'll want to read this book for it's incredible plot, lyrical storytelling and edge-of-your-seat suspense. But above all, I want to show my support to this talented author who gave me night after night of entertaining reading. She deserves all the support she can get as she battles this cancer. My prayers are definitely with her.
I have one copy of The Liar's Diary to give away to one lucky reader! Simply comment here on this post and I will select a winner at random by using random.org. Deadline to enter is Friday, March 14 at 11:59 EST. Winner will be announced on Saturday, March 15.
Good luck and happy reading!
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