Be careful what you wish for…
Callie has known sadness, and sometimes doubted she would ever have the life she wanted. When she meets James, also no stranger to grief, it seems as though her luck has changed. She becomes his wife, and in the process a step-mother to his two sons. Callie has finally got what she always imagined for herself.
But things don’t go to plan for Callie. She tries to get things right, but at every turn she makes mistakes. If she can only show her new family just how much she cares, perhaps everything will be okay. Yet the harder she tries, the more she fails. A split-second decision leads to her spiralling out of control, and there is no way back for Callie.
When the police arrest her for murder, the dark tale of Callie’s shocking fall from grace slowly unfolds. But how much is Callie willing to reveal about the choices she made? If those she cares for the most learn the truth, they will hate her. Will her secrets be her undoing? Or will she tell the truth, no matter the cost?
As we follow Callie’s journey in The Lying Wife, we know that she is her own worst enemy. Whenever she has an opportunity to change the path she is on, she takes the wrong one.
We have to feel a little sorry for her, of course, especially when it comes to the horrible behavior of her stepsons. And I couldn’t help but feel annoyed with how clueless her husband James is when it comes to his sons.
Callie’s secrets from the past are another issue, and I knew it wouldn’t be long before everything came down on her.
But just when I think it is all sorted, a stunning surprise takes us down a completely different path. A 4.5 star review.