House of Lies

Author: Terry Lynn Thomas
Publisher: Harper Collins 2020
Publish Date: March 4, 2020
Page Count: 240
Book Review by: Robin Garland July 2020

House of Lies, a fictional historical thriller set in 1941 England during World War II, cunningly portrays a web of deceit and suspense the goes deep into the psychology of each character. Some men and women work in secrete, some to control others for prosperity, but when life itself heightened by fear and betrayal, a war lingers in the background.

Hugh Bettencourt’s marriage to his wife Margaret, a cold and calculating woman, is a travesty. They tried, of course, but Margaret knows no bounds when she uses her feminine wilds to get what she wants from whom she wants. Kat Carlisle, a wealthy socialite with a heart of gold, and Thomas Charles, a spy, and investigator, help the local constabulary to hide a precious relic until there is a suspicious death of a capricious young woman who is staying at Kat’s boarding house in the country. The theft of the antiquity happens not once-several times, suspecting Kat, Thomas, the Constabulary, Hugh, Margret, and their other love interests as each try to blame the other when secrets unravel and become public.

And when you think the story is complete, the ending is a surprising twist of fate.