Depth of Lies by E.C. Diskin


"Why was it that the sight of water made everything in the world seem okay? She wanted to look at water every day." (p. 220)

★★★★★


Original Review:

This book expertly captures human nature. How does one cope with the suicide of a friend? How does one cope with conflicting evidence from close friends? This page-turner was impossible to put down. I look forward to reading more from E.C. Diskin.

Update:

Over a year later, I am still potently aware of the feelings generated by this novel. Kat's pain and remorse are nearly tangible as she struggles to find out just what happened to Shea. Convinced Shea would not have committed suicide no matter the circumstances, she is determined to uncover the truth. This novel is definitely deserving of a re-read to experience that deep connection all over again.

Audience: Adult
Recommended for fans of: thriller, mystery
Trigger warnings: suicide

Publisher's Synopsis:

When Shea Walker, a sunny, easygoing mom, is found dead in a bathtub with a stomach full of booze and pills, the shocking discovery shatters the complacency of her comfortable suburban community.

Kat burrows, Shea's longtime friend and former neighbor, is hit hardest. How could a woman she thought she knew so well come to such a sordid end? What could lead happy, well-adjusted, responsible Shea to accidentally overdose on alcohol and narcotics? Or, worse, drive her to suicide?

Compelled to uncover the truth of Shea's final months, Kat delves beneath the orderly surface of her familiar world to discover a web of thwarted desire, shameful secrets, and shocking betrayal that suggests a scarier explanation for what happened to Shea. As her carefully constructed reality begins to crumble, Kat must question every reassuring assumption her life is built upon to solve the mystery...and summon the courage and resourcefulness to survive it.

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©Thomas & Mercer, Amazon Publishing: September 26, 2017
Edition: Kindle
290 pages


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