Welcome to the blog tour for a truly unique, true crime type thriller, written memoir style called, Why She Lied by Julie Coons. Please read on for an excerpt and a chance to win a copy of the book!
*Warning: This book has many extreme triggers including but not limited to, sexual assault, child abuse, violence, and various types of trauma.
Why She Lied
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2019
Genre: True Crime/ Memoir
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?
My Review of Why She Lied by Julie Coons:
Julie Coons brings us Why She Lied, a thriller based on a true story, that has the element of surprise as well as the ability to make you think harder about the world around you. How can you ever be sure what is happening around you with all the ugliness in society that hides in the shadows?
Julie has fantastic intuition, but she doesn’t always listen to her gut. It is at those times when she finds herself in the most danger. When James comes into her life, everything in her soul tells her to stay far away from him, but she gives in to peer pressure and dates him anyway. That was her first connection to hell. Or was it?
I was on the edge of my seat during this whole book, appropriately disgusted and scared at all the right moments. Julie Coons brings this story to life in a way that no one else could. She put herself in danger repeatedly in this tale yet comes out on top in the end.
My only complaint is that the book is a bit repetitive. Every time I thought there would be some big revelation, the author jumped to how dangerous this all was and how James is a bad guy, etc. I found that I was frustrated a lot during this book.
For this reason, I award Why She Lied 4 stars out of 5. The book is excellent and worth a read. It will open your eyes to the ugly side of the world and how small the world is — a place where everything connects. If you enjoy true crime, you will enjoy this book.
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About the Author
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.
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