Liza Cole has thirty days to write the thriller that could put her back on the bestseller list. In the meantime, she’s struggling to start a family with her husband, who is distracted by the disappearance of his best friend, Nick. With stresses weighing her down in both her professional and her personal lives, Liza escapes into writing her latest heroine, Beth.
Beth is a new mother who suspects her husband is cheating on her while she’s home alone caring for their newborn. Angry and betrayed, she sets out to catch him in the act and make him pay for shattering the illusion of their perfect life. But before she realizes it, she’s tossing the body of her husband’s mistress into the East River.
Then the lines between fiction and reality begin to blur. Nick’s body is dragged from the same river and Liza’s husband is arrested for his murder. Before her deadline is up, Liza will have to face up to the truths about the people around her, including herself. If she doesn’t, the end of her heroine’s story could be the end of her own.
Cate Holahan, author of the acclaimed psychological suspense novel The Widower’s Wife, is an award-winning journalist and a former television producer. She currently lives in New Jersey with her husband and two children.
Praise for Lies She Told:
“This was a thriller I couldn’t put down. Cate Holahan expertly constructs two parallel stories connected in unexpected ways with a twist that left me thinking about the characters long after I turned the final page. Bravo!”
—Rena Olsen, author of The Girl Before
Praise for The Widower’s Wife: Nominated as one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books of 2016
“[Done] with a master’s hand. One of those rare thrillers that really will keep you reading all night.”
—Kirkus starred review
“Holahan once again creates a compelling heroine who can tap into bottomless reserves of strength when push comes to shove. A fast read for domestic-suspense fans.”
“In this chilling cat-and-mouse tale… Holahan keeps the action going.”
“Ryan Monahan is so intriguing that readers will be anxious to read about his further adventures.”
—RT Book Reviews
“Cate Holahan did a great job of weaving together a tale of how far desperate people will go… I can’t wait to read her next book.”
—San Francisco Book Review
“The Widower’s Wife is a terrific mystery… Holahan has somehow created an insurance company employee who is a sympathetic character—almost unheard of in today’s mystery genre—and hopefully we will see more of him in the future.”