The Lies That Bind

The Lies That Bind

In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . .

It's 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York's East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she'll ever make it as a reporter in the big city--and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew.

As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, "Don't do it--you'll regret it." Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours--and shots of tequila--the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn't be worse--Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can't seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head.

Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn't who he seemed to be?

The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth--in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.

Title:The Lies That Bind
ISBN:9780399178955
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    The Lies That Bind Reviews

  • Melissa

    I’m not sure I’ve ever frantically turned the pages of a book with a plot as utterly ridiculous as I found this one to be. I’m blaming it on the intermittent bouts of insomnia I’m experiencing...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    OMG! I’m so confused! I’m pissed! I’m entertained! I’m heartbroken! I’m surprised! I’m so flabbergasted right now! Normally I’m not indecisive person but this book seems like written by ...

  • Janine

    My eyes rolled so far back into my head I'm typing this review blind....

  • Jen

    I was really enjoying this book. I was all set to defend this book against the bad reviews.Then I hit the 80% mark.No. No, no, no.9/11 is central to this plot so this is not a spoiler. But the author ...

  • Brenda - Traveling Sisters Book Reviews

    I am left a little lost for words for this one and I am struggling to put my thoughts in words. The Lies That Bind was a hard one for me to swallow. So I am going to keep this short and to the point o...

  • Katie (katieladyreads)

    There's not much I can say without ruining the entire plot, but this book was predictable and so cringeworthy it makes my eyes roll into the back of my head just thinking about it. The characters are ...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    ***NOW AVAILABLE***I’ve always felt that if something or someone seems “too good to be true” than it or they probably aren’t showing us all their cards! Cecily, a young woman working as a jou...

  • Elizabeth

    DNF because after Emily Giffin's awful comments about Meghan Markle and the reveal that she's been making such hateful, hurtful statements for ages, I stopped at 30% and never went back. I have liked ...

  • Kelly Hill

    Wow I hate to give a such negative review to an ARC but every character in the book was an appalling human being. I really felt like this book was disrespectful to people who were affected by the 9/11...

  • Brooke

    *ARC provided via #netgalley⁣⁣⁣⁣This may sound harsh, but I am just going to come right out and say that this was one of the worst books I’ve read lately. The premise started out strong, and...