Synopses & Reviews
A seductive psychological thriller about a woman facing the dark truths at the heart of her family
Jeanne Crosss contented suburban life gets a jolt of energy from the arrival of Ali Mather, the stunning new music teacher at the local high school. With a magnetic personality and looks to match, Ali draws attention from all quarters, including Jeannes husband and son. Nonetheless, Jeanne and Ali develop a deep friendship based on their mutual vulnerabilities and long-held secrets that Ali has been recording in her diary. The diary also holds a key to something darker: Alis suspicion that someone has been entering her house when she is not at home. Soon their friendship will be shattered by violenceand Jeanne will find herself facing impossible choices in order to protect the people she loves.
Twists and turns but never lets go.
Jacquelyn Mitchard, bestselling author of The Deep End of the Ocean
New York Daily News
Genuinely creepy . . . The unlikely friendship between a small-town school secretary and a flamboyant teacher proves deadly in this psychological murder mystery.
A twisting ride full of dangerous curves and jaw-dropping surprises. This is one of my favorite reads of the year!
Tess Gerritsen, bestselling author of The Mephisto Club
A quirky, well-written and well-constructed mystery with an edge.
Answering the question of Rwhat is more powerful--family or friendship?, S this debut novel unforgettably shows how far one woman would go to protect either. This chilling tour of troubled minds signals the launch of an immensely talented new novelist who knows just how to keep her readers guessing.
About the Author
Patry Francis is a three-time nominee for the Pushcart Prize whose work has appeared in the Tampa Review, Colorado Review, Ontario Review, and the American Poetry Review. She is also the author of the popular blogs, simplywait.blogspot.com and waitresspoems.blogspot.com. The Liars Diary is her first novel.