To set things right, a true-crime TV producer goes back to the sleepy vineyard town where a story all began, bent on discovering what really happened. He may have sprung a killer from jail, but he's also the one that can send him back.
The character of Jack Quick is one of the most conflicted and complex of any recent protagonist ... As likeable as Jack is and as much as one sympathizes with him, his conflicts with what is right and what is not will make one occasionally uncomfortable with his decisions. Stevenson sometimes uses flashbacks in an unconventional way that momentarily confuses the reader. Jack will suddenly flashback in the middle of a scene. While disconcerting, these flashbacks are also compelling by providing context to Jack’s life. Trust Me When I Lie is more than a mystery, although it is a good one; it is also a portrait of a man caught in his most stressful moment when he must confront the lie that forms his character. A truly magnificent story on so many different levels, Trust Me When I Lie should be at the top of everyone’s must-read list.
...a tightly written nail biter with so many twists and turns that it successfully keeps readers riveted, yet slightly off-balance, until its genuinely surprising conclusion ... This clever thriller complements its intricate plot by filling it with a number of fascinating, damaged characters who are keeping secrets ... Stevenson's engaging and sure-footed whodunit...is a twisty delight.
...a fascinating narrative interrupted, according to the modern style, by introspection, family histories, and a detailed account of a road trip. Readers who stay the course will enjoy some vivid writing ... here’s also a fine, twisty ending[.]