Tuesday, January 29, 2008

The Liar's Diary by Patry Francis

Today is the paperback release of The Liar's Diary!

Over three hundred bloggers are promoting The Liar's Diary today, while she focuses on recovering from cancer. It's a great book, but since I can't blurb it better than the official copy (which rocks just like the book), I'll paste that here:

What would you do if your best friend was murdered—and your teenaged son was accused of the crime? How far would you go to protect him? How many lies would you tell? Would you dare to admit the darkest truths—even to yourself?

Jeanne Cross is an ordinary suburban wife and mother with a seemingly "perfect" life when Ali Mather arrives on the scene, breaking all the rules and breaking hearts. Almost against her will, Jeanne is drawn to this powerfully seductive woman, a fascination that soon begins to infect Jeanne's husband as well as their teenaged son, Jamie.

Though their friendship seems unlikely and even dangerous to their mutual acquaintances, Ali and Jeanne are connected by deep emotional needs, vulnerabilities and long-held secrets that Ali has been privately recording in her diary.

The diary also holds the key to something darker. Though she can't prove it, Ali is convinced someone has been entering her house when she is not at home-and not with the usual intentions. What this burglar wants is nothing less than a piece of Ali's soul.

When Ali is found murdered, there are many suspects; but the evidence against Jamie Cross is overwhelming. Jeanne's personal probing leads her to the question none of us would ever want to face. What comes first: our loyalty to family—or the truth?"

You can read about her experience with cancer at her blog, and you can buy The Liar's Diary here! Below is the book trailer.

6 bonus scribbles:

Susan Helene Gottfried 1/29/2008 11:20:00 AM  

I don't know about you, but I'm having a great time seeing what everyone is saying about this. It's such a cool thing -- I wish we were doing it for a better reason, though.

spyscribbler 1/29/2008 02:56:00 PM  

I haven't made the rounds yet, but I'm looking forward to it. I didn't know how to say this without making it sound boring, but somehow, the book draws you in and proceeds so slowly and hauntingly.

At the same time, it's not a boring slow, it's an unputdownable, suspenseful, dreading sort of slow. Very cool.

Edie 1/29/2008 03:10:00 PM  

What an awesome trailer. I blogged about it too, but I didn't check out the trailer before this. The book really sounds good.

spyscribbler 1/29/2008 03:29:00 PM  

I was just reading your blog, Edie! (Did I comment? I think I couldn't think of anything intelligent to add. :-)

I haven't finished the book, Edie. I meant to, before today, but I didn't get around to picking it up until yesterday. If I weren't feeling sick, I would have stayed up all night reading it. As it is, I'm reading it while blog surfing, that's how good it is.

I just can't believe it was sitting in my TBR pile for so long!

Kim Stagliano 1/29/2008 07:57:00 PM  

Hi - dropped in from Stephen Parrish's blog. It's great to see lots of new blogs from this tour. I'm up over at my place too.


spyscribbler 1/30/2008 11:47:00 AM  

Nice to see you, Kim! It's so heartening to see the writer's community binding together to help.