Montgomery visits the remote cottage she’s inherited from the
father she last saw twenty-two years ago, and finds Jake
Sutherland in residence. He promised his dying partner
(Hannah’s father) that he'd help Hannah get settled.
Hannah's quest for the truth of her father’s strange,
secretive life challenges Jake's loyalty and honor to the
of Lies is a mixture of romance and suspense and
though the reader knows early on that Jake is expecting
trouble, part of the suspense is never knowing when or how it
will arrive. Romance buds, but can it survive amongst the
Ms Toussaint knows how to express the frustration and
worries of her leading characters and she writes well.
House of Lies was well thought out and leads the
reader on. My only criticism, and it is a tiny one, is that
the story could have been a tad shorter and therefore a tad
sharper, which would have been good for the suspense side of
the plot. That aside, I enjoyed reading about the super
organized heroine with the wacky, disorganized mother.