Hello, Sunshines, A little late in the day, but I have the massive pleasure to be a part of this incredible blog tour for; Binding Lies by Mariette Whitcomb, this is the third book in the addictive Finley Series and I am super excited to share my review of this book with you all.
Firstly, I want to say thank you to Emma at Damppebbles for the invite to this tour.
About the Book
Binding Lie by Mariette Whitcomb
Series: Finley #3
Genre: Crime Thriller
There is nothing a mother wouldn’t do to protect her children.
They think they’ve won. Good. While I try my best not to kill Gabriel, Aidan is hunting down the person responsible for destroying our lives; the one we call the Puppet Master. Separate but, united, Aidan and I continue to fight our enemies, desperate to reclaim what they stole from us.
By chance Eli and I stumble on a small, off the grid town – Pepper Gorge. It soon becomes clear this is not a place where people choose to live. Their lives controlled by a centuries-old evil, passed down through generations. If not for a woman running into the restaurant screaming about a body that has been found in the woods, we might never have realised what this place is. A cult.
Unable to turn my back on the innocent people of Pepper Gorge, Eli and I start investigating, despite it putting pregnant me in danger. No more dangerous than living in the same house as Gabriel.
With each passing day, more questions arise, and not enough answers. Not only questions about Pepper Gorge, but also the link between my father’s best friend and the Puppet Master. The most important question – what really happened the night my parents died?
Their car crash wasn’t an accident…
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Here we are again, my favourite superhero/ vigilante is back!!
Finley our avenging angel is here for the third adventure in her epic series, and she even more predatory than ever before, this time she another to look after as well as herself, which makes her all the more deadly!
We see more of Finley in this book, her mind is still in that darkly disturbing place as it has been in the previous two books, but here she not only seems a little more settled but also more pent up with unyielding emotion as her past comes back to haunt her and the present is causing her so much turmoil.
In the latest instalment of this fantastic series, Binding Lies has a whole new villain – this one is particularly sadistic, they send shivers down my spine just thinking about what goes on in this book. Finley has found herself in a little spooky, close-knit out of the way town which just happens to the centre of a narcissistic cult. Finley has other things occupying her mind, such as secrets coming out from the past, trying not to kill Gabriel and her new fleeting happiness with Aidan and now this…a cult!! Can’t a girl get a break? But, she isn’t about to walk away when people need help, so she don’s the avenging angel costume and delves in, only for ghosts to emerge from her already fractured mind.
Binding Ties does loosely follow from the previous book; Deception, there is a lot which connects the two and I would suggest that you do read the first books to fully grasp the basic of the story surround Finley, Aidan and off course Ari/Gabriel. You need to understand the complexities which are so flawlessly entwined within the nature of the connective plot to fully appreciate just how engrossing and blinding this series is.
I have become a little obsessed with this series, it’s so gripping from start to finish, it grasped you by the collar and drags along its fast, twisty, darkly thrilling journey. I love how Whitcomb has pulled out all the stops to keep the reader completely glued, her way with language is incredibly gripping and the way she builds up the tension and the drama is mind-blowing.
It may just be me, but you can’t but like Ari – or Gabriel as he has reverted himself to again, yes he may be a ruthless assassin with his motives as to why he does the things he does, and true he may not be the nicest person around but there is something quite compelling about him. You know he’s a bit of a bad ‘un, but you can’t help but like him, I like how Whitcomb has brought him into Finley’s life again, causing her all sorts of drama while all Finley wants is to brutally plunge the knife in.
As with the previous two books; Orca and Deception, Binding Ties is an incredibly edgy, darkly witted, intriguing, addictive and absorbing read which I guarantee will keep you up at night and stay with you long after closing the last page. This has some hard, gritty and powerful moments which at times are disturbing and will shock but it makes for addictive reading and I cannot wait for the next instalment.
About the Author
Mariëtte Whitcomb studied Criminology and Psychology at the University of Pretoria. An avid reader of psychological thrillers and romantic suspense novels, writing allows her to pursue her childhood dream to hunt criminals, albeit fictional and born in the darkest corners of her imagination.
When Mariëtte isn’t writing, she reads or spends time with her family and friends.
Website – https://mariettewhitcomb.com/
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/mariettewhitcomb/