Saturday, January 31, 2015

The Magician's Lie Book Review

The Magician's Lie

By: Greer Macallister
The Magician's Lie
Good Reads Synopsis:
Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician’s Lie, a debut novel in which the country’s most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder --and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden’s husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.

But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless—and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free… and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.
My Feelings on The Magician's Lie:
So The Magician's Lie came out January 13th, and I was able to download it from the library that same weekend, SCORE for me!  This was such a thrilling book that I often had to re-read parts of it to make sure what I read was true!  I loved that this book went back and forth between Arden's life before she became a famous magician and her life as it was now, sitting in a policeman's house telling her story.  I love the deception and the action that is found in this book. There was a passionate story of love lost and love found and how that related to our choices that we make for ourselves. 
My favorite quote from The Magician's Lie is:
“Life is always better than death. Always. No exceptions.” 
― Greer MacallisterThe Magician's Lie

Thanks for listening!  I hope you decide to pick this one up and give it a shot!

 Find me on Goodreads:  Rachele Hirsch-Brooks

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