I was broken before I met Sebastian Pryor, but he decimated me. I swept the ashes of myself into a pile that I kept safe for thirteen years. Believe me it wasn’t pretty, oh but people thought we were perfect. I hate myself most days. I hate that I feel for him as much as I loathe who I’ve become with him. This story is hard to hear. You know what the worst part is? You’ll see part of you in me. You’ll hate that. You won’t tell anyone. My story is about cracks. A description or telling of how cracks in a marriage, a life, a personality, a heart and a mind begin and continue for years without anyone knowing. You don't always see what causes the fissure, but you feel it. Can you remember who you were before all of this started, before your life became a jumble of deceit, longing and regret? This book isn’t for anyone who needs a happily ever after. This book isn’t for anyone who needs a fun time out from their life. This book isn’t for anyone, but me. This is my story. I won’t apologize for it.
*** Reviews ***
"There’s no magic and no miracle for me."
Wow..How do I even begin to review this book? So many feels… The book left me with my mind spinning, sitting on the couch unable to move, unable to process what I just read. The first thing I did when I finally got my bearings back was head to the wine cabinet and pour me a glass hoping to calm my nerves. This isn’t your typical romance book. Let me start off by saying that. It’s a psychological thriller. I’m not one that is usually into those, but RL Griffin is one of those authors that can suck me into them. This is one of those books where you need to read the book yourself to get the full experience, all the feels of it. A full review won’t do it much justice.
"Some people are composed of layers upon layers of deceit. Certain lies are for others, but most of them are for ourselves."
Quiet Lies is just that. So many quiet lies that you never expected to see. This book will leave your mind blown, your head spinning, and your heart racing all at the same time. Once you pick the book up, you’re not going to want to put it down till the very end. Unless you need a break that is. You’re going to want to find out what’s happening. As I’m writing this review, I have slight anxiety. LOL
"It’s never too late to change things. You’re never too lost to be found. Things are never so bad that one change doesn’t matter."
Rebecca Pryor is one of the strongest women out there. She didn’t have the best childhood but she got out and survived. When she met Sebastian, she fell instantly to his charm. Rebecca knows how to put a brave face on. The world knows her as one person, but we see her as someone totally different. She’s completely lost herself and is trying to find her way, though there are repercussions for that. We see the situations she goes through, how she handles them and what comes of them. The struggles she goes through, how she rises and falls, and how she picks herself up every single time.
"I teeter between believing this as truth and knowing the deception of it as I stare in the direction of this voice."
Sebastian… There are so many things I want to say about him, a lot of them are not so nice. He is the ultimate master manipulator. The mastermind in Rebecca’s world. She hates him. She loves him. She wants nothing to do with him, yet she can’t ever leave him. She feels all these things about him, and I can’t help but feel this way about him when I read the book too. He is stuck in her mind. Wherever and whatever she does, he is there. Sebastian is in complete control over everything she does. As sick as he is, he always looked out for her.
"I think I need a new dawn, a promise, something to bring me back to life."
This is one book where you’re never going to predict anything that is ever going to happen. You think you have something figured out, then boom, there’s another twist thrown in there. You’re constantly kept on your toes trying to see if you can put the pieces together. But you can’t. Not even when you get to the end. You’re still left wondering… what the hell did I just read? But in a good way. And no one, I mean no one, is who they seem to be. No one is innocent.
"I bleed lies. I open my mouth and only lies come out."
RL does a fantastic job giving you all the different feels in this book. Sometimes I feel that may be a bad thing though. LOL. I had to put the book several times to take a breather break because some parts just got too intense for my liking. I felt too much of her anxiety. But after a few minutes, I picked it right back up because I needed to know what happened! I felt like this throughout the entire book. I haven’t felt so drained after a book in so long. But RL did a fantastic book portraying these characters and telling their story. It’s definitely one for you to read
This review was done by Jenn.
I received an advanced copy for my honest review.
R.L. Griffin published her first book in 2004. After that she focused on practicing law. A few years ago she began writing the By A Thread series, which is out now. Her goal is to keep readers on their toes, whether it's the plot twist or the book itself, her books are outside any box. There is a little bit of grit in most of her books and a ton of cussing. Most books are enjoyed better with a glass of wine, or whiskey, whatever your poison may be. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, kid and dogs. She loves to travel and meet readers.