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Depth of LiesDepth of Lies by E.C. Diskin

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Depth of Lies is an engaging, slightly different take on a whodunit plot surrounding a large group of empty-nesters of suburban women.

The story is told from Kat’s point of view as she is determined to find the truth to her friend Shea’s death and through flashbacks from Shea’s point of view leading up to her death. Through confessions from the group of friends and from Shea’s flashbacks secrets, lies and betrayals are revealed.

E.C. Diskin does a fantastic job at pacing this story. The story starts off slow as we get to know each character and a bit of their back stories and as Kat searches for answers things start to get a bit gritty and the tension and suspense increases till the explosive satisfying ending. I highly recommend.

Thank you NetGalley, Thomas and Mercer and E.C. Diskin for a copy to read and review.


Norma’s Review:

DEPTH OF LIES (extremely fitting and the perfect title) by E.C. DISKIN is a tense, suspenseful, and a fast-paced whodunit mystery with unique characters and an engaging storyline that I really enjoyed.  What I found to be quite different and enjoyable about this book was the cast of characters, as the group of girlfriends were in their early 50’s and empty nesters.

E.C. DISKIN delivers a character driven and well-written read here with lots of drama, betrayals, secrets, and lies within the storyline that kept me guessing and trying to figure out what actually happened to Kat’s best friend Shea. The story is told in the present from Kat’s point of view as she plays detective to find out the truth about the death of her best friend Shea and through flashbacks from Shea’s viewpoint leading up to her death.

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, interesting, thrilling, suspenseful, and a perfectly paced read with an ending that I found to be completely satisfying and well thought out. Would recommend!!!

Thank you so much to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer, and E.C. Diskin for the opportunity to read and review a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


Kaceey’s Review

4.5 Absolutely loved it!

The girlfriends are back together again. Sadly, this time it’s to mourn and celebrate the life of one of their own. Their beautiful friend Shea was found dead, alone at their favorite vacation island. How could this have happened? Is it even conceivable that she may have killed herself? An accident? Or could someone else have been responsible?

Katherine, known to all as Kat, is determined to find out what happened to her best friend. Even if it means digging into the lives of all her friends. After all, friends don’t keep secrets from each other…right?

Even though there were so many players to keep track of, amazingly 1 had no problem. The character development was so vivid. Everyone had a distinct voice. Very well done!!What sets this book apart from others with similar themes (groups of girlfriends), was that these women were a bit older. In their early fifties, facing an empty nest. They were still portrayed as vibrant, young and sexy. (Fifty is the new thirty!) Very refreshing!!

An absolute edge of your seat thriller. Kept me engaged and guessing throughout! Has everything you’d want in a suspenseful read. Highly recommend!

Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and E.C. Diskin for a copy to review in exchange for an honest review.


Lindsay’s Review

4 stars! This was an addictive and suspenseful thriller that had me racing to the end to solve the mystery.

This story starts with the drowning death of Shea, a 52-year-old stay at home mother and housewife. The question is: Was it suicide? Was it an accident? What happened? The novel flips between ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ where pieces of the story are revealed through interactions between Shea’s rather large group of close friends. Even though there was such a large cast of characters, the author, E. C. Diskin, did a fantastic job keeping me right on track with getting to know each and every one of them. The character development was excellent and kept the storyline flowing smoothly.

There were a few things within the plot that I found a tad on the unrealistic side, but I was able to push them aside and just go with the story. I got caught up in the fast-paced plot and found myself flipping through the pages as quickly as possible to figure the mystery out.

This was my first book by Diskin and I look forward to getting my hands on a copy of her previous novel “Broken Grace”.

A big thank you to NetGalley, Thomas & Mercer and E.C. Diskin for providing a copy of this in exchange for an honest review!!

4 thoughts on “Traveling Sisters NetGalley Group Review: Depth Of Lies by E.C. Diskin

  1. So great to hear only positive echos about this one from all of you! I like that there are multiple opinions to compare and I like it even better when all the noses point in the same direction, makes it easier for me to decide to add :-). Thanks for your reviews!

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    1. Thank you so much, Inge! I am so glad that you like all the multiple opinions. We thought it would be a good idea to include all of our reviews in one post to show how we all felt about it since we all read it together! I hope that you enjoy this book too! Happy Reading! 🙂

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  2. Lindsay says:

    Was lots of fun reading this with you Norma, Brenda and Kaceey!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thank you so much for reading another book with us, Lindsay and it is the only way to read….right?!? 🙂


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