THE GOOD LIAR

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Well plotted and fast moving, this
story engages the reader's interest
and curiosity from the first page. The switches in viewpoint -- from first
person to omniscient -- jar somewhat initially, but once you make the adjustment, the device adds significantly to the suspense.

Since her divorce, Chicago accountant Kate Livingston has been drifting through life -- rather than living it. It's not until her best friend, Liza Kingsley, arranges a blind date with businessman Michael Waller that Kate emerges from her funk. The two hit it off -- to Kate's amazement and Liza's -- and marry. Michael's preparing to open an exclusive nightclub in St. Marabel, Quebec, so Kate agrees to relocate.

It isn't long until Kate's wondering if she's made a mistake -- and questioning what's going on in a tres private section of Michael's club. Michael is not who he seems to be -- and he's not the only one. It turns out that he's an operative for a top-secret organization called the Trust. And there's more at stake than Kate can possibly fathom. (MIRA, Jan., 416 pp., $6.99)
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer