Thursday, January 15, 2015

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister

The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister
320 pages, hardcover
Published January 2015, Sourcebooks Landmark

Source: Netgalley

About the Book
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.
My Review

I enjoyed every second of the Amazing Arden's story. Strapped to a chair, hours after the murder of her husband, the magician shares the story of her life to a policeman in an attempt to convince him that she is innocent. Is it all a lie as the title suggests? 

Switching between the present (1905) and the past, the story of Arden unfolds in spectacular color and magic, some real and some just illusions and slight of hand. A difficult childhood, an abusive cousin and a lucky start to a new life when she escapes her previous life, fill the pages of The Magician's Lie.  It's just that, sometimes, the past doesn't stay in the past.

Such an enjoyable read. I didn't want it to end.

About the Author

Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a poet, short story writer, playwright and novelist whose work has appeared in publications such as The North American Review, The Missouri Review, and The Messenger. Her plays have been performed at American University, where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing. She lives with her family in Brooklyn.

For more info about the book and author visit her WEBSITE.

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