WHY SHE LIED by Julie Coons
Released: March 3, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller, Organized Crime
Will she have to lose her child to save her child?
The day she tells her boyfriend she’s pregnant, is the same day he tells her he’s been accused of molestation. His trial is set to begin the following day.
She needs answers…
To get them, she tricks her boyfriend into signing a release form, giving her full access to all of his legal documents. She uncovers the truth, he’s guilty.
To save her unborn child from this monster, she gets an abortion.
FIVE YEARS LATER and still rebuilding her life, Julie finds out her ex-boyfriend has just become the most wanted man in America, involved in human trafficking. When detectives ask for her help locating him, she gets drawn into a baffling mystery. What began as a seemingly simple search soon turns into a much darker reality.
Someone from her past is watching…
Bit by bit, the tapestry of her own secret childhood begins to unravel. What she learns about her past will haunt her forever: family isn’t always what it seems.
Can she help bring this predator to justice, or will she die trying?
I stayed in the same town, but I did everything in my power to make it harder for James to find me. I was still working at the hospital because I was making good money by now, and almost had the hospital bills paid off. I feared someday he would walk back through those double glass doors. I wasn’t as afraid of seeing him there, though. I felt pretty safe with all the security around me. Of course, when I found out that he was released early for good behavior, I obsessively looked over my shoulder everywhere I went. That faded a little over time, eventually things settled down, and life almost seemed normal again. Until that one fateful evening…
Do you follow your gut instincts? What do they tell you when you meet people? Do they guide you in relationships or at work? These questions are ones that Coons brings up throughout this story. It is so important to follow those signs that really warn you about those you run into contact with. This story will pull readers in from the shear psychological aspect and the gripping terror that accompanies the main character in her journey to find peace AND justice from those who wish her harm.
Julie works in the hospital and has a job that pays the bills, but it isn’t ideal. The things that she sees can really get to a person…but she trudges on through it all because she has a daughter that needs her more than anything else. She has made it this far, after finally escaping an abusive family situation with her mother, and she is determined that she can definitely be a better mother. Upon pressure from coworkers and friends, Julie starts to see a man who has asked her several times on a date, but something just hasn’t felt right. Instead of going with that feeling and denying him yet again, she goes and ignores all of the signs that something is dreadfully wrong with this man. After things progress with the relationship, she becomes pregnant and decides to tell him, but then the ball drops. James informs Julie that he has been accused of molesting a child and has to go to court, the very next day. Struggling through her emotions and trying to find the truth, Julie knows that this may be the beginning of something much bigger, especially after she begins digging through James’ past and the charges that he faces. Little does she know that her past may be intermingled with his and a much greater evil.
Coons has a hair-raising novel that is very quick in pace, which makes it a little easier to read (even though some of it was difficult to read through due to content). Julie reaches her readers with raw emotional turmoil, grabbing the reader with fear, anxiety, and determination. The story is very well written, with little to no spelling or grammatical errors. Everything was vivid, even though some things were more painful to envision than others—our final thought on this story is that is credible and very enlightening to the darker aspects of society. The criminals that still hold ranks in this country go to lengths that will terrify almost anyone and awareness holds a lot of power. Unfortunately, it is difficult to understand something so traumatic if one hasn’t found themselves in the same situation; however, this story feels real and will give the reader goosebumps from the author’s intense descriptiveness of every scene. If you are a reader of organized crime, true crime, and psychological thrillers, this one should be in your hands next.
A copy of this book was provided to Turning Another Page by the author and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating to Why She Lied by Julie Coons.
JULIE COONS lives in a small town in Oregon. THIS DOES NOT LEAVE THIS HOUSE was her debut memoir. Amy’s bookshelf reviews awarded it the #1 position for top 10 books of 2018. Her second book WHY SHE LIED is based on a true story. Her books are written to lead a movement toward positive change. She tells the stories of her life with honesty and strength.