State of Lies

State of Lies

One woman is forced to question everything she knows in this domestic suspense novel from award-winning author Siri Mitchell.Georgie Brennan may be a world-class quantum physicist, but she grapples with life as a single mother after her husband is killed. When she receives a message from beyond the grave, it leads her to question the details of her husband’s death.As she f...

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State of Lies Reviews

  • Melanie

    State of Lies was amazing. I wasn't sure when I started the book, as the first chapter was a bit different from other Christian Fiction books (intimacy between a married couple), but it was tastefully written and the suspense got intense right after that!

    I wasn't completely shocked by the villain and what was going on (I pretty much saw it coming right away), but even still I was hooked and couldn't read fast enough. I just HAD to know if I was right and how things were all going to end. It was

    State of Lies was amazing. I wasn't sure when I started the book, as the first chapter was a bit different from other Christian Fiction books (intimacy between a married couple), but it was tastefully written and the suspense got intense right after that!

    I wasn't completely shocked by the villain and what was going on (I pretty much saw it coming right away), but even still I was hooked and couldn't read fast enough. I just HAD to know if I was right and how things were all going to end. It was an awesome ending and I loved how things turned out.

    All in all, I loved State of Lies and recommend it.

    *Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one or more of the products or services mentioned above for free in the hope that I would mention/review it on my blog. I was not required to give a positive review, only my honest opinion - which I've done. All thoughts and opinions expressed are my own and I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.*

  • Maureen Timerman

    This book grabbed me right from the beginning, and kept pulling me in, with my heart in my throat, and fear for those I cared about. Whom do you trust here, and I felt like I was watching the evening news, yes, this story could be true.

    A little boy and his Mom dealing with the loss of their beloved Dad/Husband, and why?

    Be aware you will be up late trying to find out the answers here, and the bombshells keep dropping right up to the end, even locked doors won’t keep out the evil.

    I received this

    This book grabbed me right from the beginning, and kept pulling me in, with my heart in my throat, and fear for those I cared about. Whom do you trust here, and I felt like I was watching the evening news, yes, this story could be true.

    A little boy and his Mom dealing with the loss of their beloved Dad/Husband, and why?

    Be aware you will be up late trying to find out the answers here, and the bombshells keep dropping right up to the end, even locked doors won’t keep out the evil.

    I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

  • Cara Putman

    In State of Lies Siri Mitchell has created a story that will suck you in and not let go. With twists and turns, international intrigue, and danger galore, this book reads like a psychological thriller mixed with healthy doses of suspense. It’s also wonderfully written with an attention to detail that had me seeing my former haunts in Arlington, Virginia.

  • Rachel McMillan

    Proving she can effortlessly weave in and out of genres with seamless ease, one of my all time favourite authors marries lively and engaging Aaron Sorkin-like canvases with the intensity of current popular thrillers like Gone Girl. An intelligent and page-turning experience, Washington is just one of the dimensional characters in this intersection of truth and lies.

  • Autumn Is Azathoth

    STATE OF LIES is a remarkably engrossing political/military/governmental/domestic thriller. Yes, all those categories! I could not break away. This novel is a conspiracy theorist's dream landscape, because what is better than a conspiracy come true? Events in this powerfully impacting story prove the slogan of The X-Files: "TRUST NO ONE." Really, how well can you ever know your friends, colleagues, or family. Sociopathy wears many guises, as does psychosis, and doing wrong things for the right r

    STATE OF LIES is a remarkably engrossing political/military/governmental/domestic thriller. Yes, all those categories! I could not break away. This novel is a conspiracy theorist's dream landscape, because what is better than a conspiracy come true? Events in this powerfully impacting story prove the slogan of The X-Files: "TRUST NO ONE." Really, how well can you ever know your friends, colleagues, or family. Sociopathy wears many guises, as does psychosis, and doing wrong things for the right reasons. I seldom view a book as movie potential, but in this case I can see the appeal as film or mini-series.

  • Suzie Waltner

    This book is unlike any Siri Mitchell book you’ve already read. Get ready for a high-stakes plat that bobs and weaves before hitting you with an unexpected one-two punch.

    While I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story (and little Sam), I had a difficult time believing Georgia, a quantum physicist, was truly as clueless as to what was truly going on for the first half of the book. The woman is a genius but can’t put two and two together?

    However, there are so many moving pieces and possible sus

    This book is unlike any Siri Mitchell book you’ve already read. Get ready for a high-stakes plat that bobs and weaves before hitting you with an unexpected one-two punch.

    While I enjoyed the twists and turns of this story (and little Sam), I had a difficult time believing Georgia, a quantum physicist, was truly as clueless as to what was truly going on for the first half of the book. The woman is a genius but can’t put two and two together?

    However, there are so many moving pieces and possible suspects, the mystery moves along quickly. And the ending? Didn’t quite see that coming.

    The domestic suspense does get violent in places, and Georgia and her son are often targeted. Also, as others have mentioned, this book has zero spiritual content in it so it would be better categorized as a clean read than Christian suspense.

    Overall, an enticing and engaging story about a coverup and how deep the involvement goes. It will definitely keep you guessing.

    Content warning: While not descriptive, there are a few intimate scenes in the book with Georgia and her husband.

    Disclosure statement:

    I receive complimentary books from publishers, publicists, and/or authors, including NetGalley. I am not required to write positive reviews. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

  • Olivia

    *I was given this book to read by Thomas Nelson publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own*

    I was not expecting this story. Actually, compared to her historical fiction it has a completely different tone. It's a thriller and kept me reading. I finished it in just under 24 hours and then I thought, "Oh, I think I may be the first reviewer on Goodreads." Scaryy! hehe!

    From a general mystery stand-point this story has everything that should be in a mystery. A grabber beginni

    *I was given this book to read by Thomas Nelson publishing in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts are my own*

    I was not expecting this story. Actually, compared to her historical fiction it has a completely different tone. It's a thriller and kept me reading. I finished it in just under 24 hours and then I thought, "Oh, I think I may be the first reviewer on Goodreads." Scaryy! hehe!

    From a general mystery stand-point this story has everything that should be in a mystery. A grabber beginning, a plot, and the clues that led to the end. I was absolutely blown away! While my face kept a blank stare reading this, my brain was screaming in shock.

    I liked Georgie's POV. It really gave a neat perspective and seeing her fears and emotions of everything came across as authentic. The patriotism and standing up for what is right really played a factor in the end, the realization that the choices we make DO matter.

    The content of this book I would rate lower. The first scene in the book was an awkward start and there are a couple more scenes that imply sex scenes between a married couple...It's not in explicit detail, but the details that are given made me feel a squirmy.

    There are several kisses exchanged by a married couple.

    Since I went into this book not expecting it to be under the Christian fiction genre, that missing factor in this book didn't completely shock me. Would I have appreciated it... yes, of course! All the Christianity talked about is Sam saying his prayers at night and some religious denominations mentioned that was part of the plot.

    Overall, I could rate this four stars because of how much I was held captive, although on average with the content coming into play, I would give it three stars. Recommended for adult readers.

  • Chandra Claypool (wherethereadergrows)

    I'm usually not the *biggest* fan of political thrillers and if you aren't either, don't worry - this (to me) felt less political and more domestic suspense with a touch of military/political UH-OH! Also, I was surprised to find this is also considered Christian fiction. I'm not a religious person and don't mind some in a book but I never would've guessed as faith is barely touched within these pages. I'm not complaining by any means - I had a lot of fun with this read.

    It's a story that's famili

    I'm usually not the *biggest* fan of political thrillers and if you aren't either, don't worry - this (to me) felt less political and more domestic suspense with a touch of military/political UH-OH! Also, I was surprised to find this is also considered Christian fiction. I'm not a religious person and don't mind some in a book but I never would've guessed as faith is barely touched within these pages. I'm not complaining by any means - I had a lot of fun with this read.

    It's a story that's familiar to me so I wasn't particularly surprised by any of the twists - though one part at the end was a little bit of a surprise (thank you - I do love that sordid twisty surprise). It's fast paced, easily a binge read and I absolutely love Sam and Alice (not even main characters, fyi).

    One thing I noticed is that there were some name mix ups during a couple of scenes that had me a bit puzzled but I'm sure this will be fixed in the final copy and it didn't deter from the enjoyability of the storyline.

    Weirdly I'm at a loss for words but I can tell you that I would recommend this read. There may be some things that seem familiar in terms of story line and not being much of a surprise for avid thriller readers. However, I found this read compulsive and easily got through it in a few hours. Wouldn't it be nice if instead of dying, we went through worm holes? Or would it???

  • Kara

    I'm conflicted about this review because despite the well written page turner that it is, State of Lies wasn't the great read I hoped it would be. The most important element missing from this story, there is nothing of faith mentioned at all. Georgie is a brilliant physicist and a loyal family woman, but not once does she or any character turn to God in the chaotic plot. I also thought it was weird that despite her brilliance (and it is noted throughout because there is no way I would understand

    I'm conflicted about this review because despite the well written page turner that it is, State of Lies wasn't the great read I hoped it would be. The most important element missing from this story, there is nothing of faith mentioned at all. Georgie is a brilliant physicist and a loyal family woman, but not once does she or any character turn to God in the chaotic plot. I also thought it was weird that despite her brilliance (and it is noted throughout because there is no way I would understand the wiring of my house like she does or worm holes), she doesn't understand why her dog acts the way she does. Animals are VERY in tune to danger and people, Georgie misses every signal Alice gives that's important.

    It also didn't sit well with me that the bad guys go after Alice the dog and Georgie's young son in an effort to either distract her or just ruin her day.

    There was no way I could figure out who the villain was. I admired that Georgie survives as well as she does while grieving her husband and his secret job assignment and how it involves her. It was difficult for me to wrap my head around the mystery and wondering how Georgie doesn't lose her sanity on all the attacks surrounding her and her son.

    The beginning scene describes Georgie in bed with her husband, nothing inappropriate there, but later in the story there are two more sex scenes. One of them...well I just don't understand why this book is categorized as Christian fiction. This book is filled with intrigue, betrayal, secrets, and violence. I thought I could handle all it presented, but the writing is really descriptive of the people who get murdered. Again, I hoped a character in the story would mention God or prayer or a scripture verse...nothing at all.

    I recommend this book for readers who enjoy political intrigue and military operations (gone wrong), it definitely holds a lot of good information regarding those topics. I really hoped I would enjoy this, but I just didn't relate to Georgie at all even though I was rooting for her the entire time. The ending was one of the creepiest I've read in recent times and it happens on halloween night, but I didn't realize it would be so dark.

  • Mandy White

    State of Lies by Siri Mitchell is the first book by this author that I have read. It was a quick, fun read although at times you really had to stretch your imagination. It was an enjoyable enough read but was just missing something for me.

    Georgie and her son are devasted when her husband Sean is killed in a car accident. Months later she learns that he had lied to her about where he was going. Combined with the missing computer and strange things starting o happen around her she decides to look

    State of Lies by Siri Mitchell is the first book by this author that I have read. It was a quick, fun read although at times you really had to stretch your imagination. It was an enjoyable enough read but was just missing something for me.

    Georgie and her son are devasted when her husband Sean is killed in a car accident. Months later she learns that he had lied to her about where he was going. Combined with the missing computer and strange things starting o happen around her she decides to look further into his death. She soon realises that she knew very little about who her husband was and wonders who she can really trust? Can she find out what really happened without putting herself and her son in danger?

    Thanks to Thomas Neilson and NetGalley for my advanced copy of this book to read. All opinions are my own and are in no way biased

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