On Amazon there were 27 reader reviews of the Liar’s Diary. Here is the first line (or so) of the 21 five star reviews. Interestingly stringing them all together makes an interesting read. Go to http://www.patryfrancis.com and read about this talented author.
The Liar's Diary is an excellent story of secrets and truth-telling. Who is lying and who is telling the truth? Who is lying to themselves? What is the truth? You better set yourself aside a good chunk of time when you pick up The Liar's Diary (the stunning debut novel by Patry Francis) because I can tell you from personal experience that once you start reading, you're not going to want to stop until you've finished. Reading Patry Francis' novel reminded me not only how much I admire seamless story-telling and suspense, but how, when a writer combines a skillful ear for the language of others, and a skillful hand for writing lively scenes and situations the pleasure of reading is so fine. Author Patry Francis kept me guessing the whole way through this book. THE LIAR'S DIARY offers much more than an intriguing read with its compelling plot and so many memorable characters' conflicting loyalties, desires, and motives. I loved this book. The characters seemed so real. Well written. Patry Francis' debut novel is one that will haunt you long after you've put it down. With rich characters and unbelievable plot twists, you won't believe the stunning conclusion. The Liar's Diary begins innocuously at first - a new teacher arrives at the school where Jeanne Cross, a suburban wife and mother works as a secretary. Ali Mather is beautiful, charismatic, and willful. Had never heard of Ms Francis before I picked up her book on a whim. I was riveted from the first chapter. Suburban suspense kept me on edge the whole time. Surprising end..did not see it coming. The Liar's Diary, a psychological suspense novel by debut author Patry Francis, should be tooled in fragrant red leather with gilt edges, and placed on your bookshelf in a place of honor. Mystery/suspense novels are my favorite genre. When I read about Patry Francis' novel, The Liar's Diary, I was eager to jump in. I was not disappointed! Kudos to Ms. Francis on her work! It is hard to believe this is her first novel. I immediately found myself immersed in the story. This book provides the rare combination of an action-packed plot, coupled with richly developed characters. Patry Francis has written a truly gripping mystery. From the very first page we are immersed in the lives of people who keep secrets. This book is a real page turner. The characters draw you in immediately. I read this book in one day and had to stay up late to finish it. The Liar's Diary is the best book I've read in ages! Smart, sophisticated suspense with a knock out ending you won't see coming! I've already ordered five copies for friends and can't wait to propose for my book club. This book opens with Jeanne Cross's obsession with Ali Mather, the magnetic new teacher at the local school where Jeanne works as school secretary. My mother, sister and I all loved this book. We couldn't get our heads out of it! It has great characters and we all loved the way it worked out! In Bridgeway thirty-seven years old school secretary Jeanne Cross is unhappy with her life especially with her spouse Gavin who controls everything through psychological and economic manipulations. In Patry Francis' The Liar's Diary, we have a stunning debut novel.