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?
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I wanted to throw up. It was so disturbing to hear her talk about a grown man trying to have sexual relations with a child. I expressed my deepest condolences to her.
Then she asked me the million-dollar question: “Are you still with James?”
“No way, of course not, but I have a problem. I found out the day before he told me about his court date that I was pregnant with his child.”
I could actually hear her gasp on the other end of the phone.
Without taking another breath she said, “You have to get rid of that baby.”
I was sent a copy of this book as part of this blog tour in exchange for my honest review. Thank you so much to the author for sending me a copy of this book via R&R Book Tours.
This book is based on a true story and it is very difficult to read. As mentioned above there are several trigger warnings for this book. I don’t want to tell you all of them because if I did I would pretty much be telling you the entire book.
Just reading the first chapter I was asking myself how much bad stuff can one person go through and see? It was crazy reading how much bad things this one person had had happen to her and stuff that she had seen happening.
Depending on how much you can stomach at one time this could be a quick read. I almost read it in one day. It has very hard hitting subject matter so that’s something to be aware of.
It feels odd saying that I enjoyed this book because of the subject matter but in the end I did and I am glad I read it. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time reading it however I knew what the reveals were going to be before they were actually revealed. It was also really repetitive which really started to bug me.
I definitely think this is a story that needs to be read and I am glad I was able to read it. I actually learned about something I wasn’t very knowledgeable about. Overall I give this 4 stars.
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Giveaway: Print Copy for residents of the United States, and a digital copy internationally!
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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