Book Review: The Lies That Bind

Now that summer is nearly here, the buzz phrase in the book world is, “Summer Reading” and with good cause too! There are so many great books, sometimes it can be hard to know which book to pick up next. I understand that tension so well. But might I suggest you add The Lies That Bind by Ed Protzel to your book list?

The Lies That Bind by Ed Protzel is a riveting is full of mystery and drama. The mysteries are multi-layered, as we follow several characters. Set in an 1859 Mississippi town, the story involves slaves, a rich French lady and her son, an imposter with a dozen slaves, angry indians and more. I’m not going to go into specifics, because I hate spoilers, but wow! This story will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is fast paced and full of adventure!

From the first chapter, I was immediately caught up in the story. It starts off with mystery and tension and intrigue. Thankgoodness it is the start of a trilogy, because readers will want more.

I was so impressed by the character development and the way The Lies That Bind follow so many storylines. As a reader, I was never confused by what was happening. I never felt lost; that is important because often in stories with multiple characters, the story can feel muddled. Not so in The Lies That Bind. Each character’s individual storyline held a distinct voice; even when they overlapped, the distinction was never lost. This only showcases author Ed Protzel’s incredible ability to weave a masterful and gripping book. It also shows the vision and taken Ed Protzel and his background as a screenwriter definitely shows his understanding of bringing a story to life.

If you like fast action stories with engaging characters, The Lies That Bind is the perfect read. Whether you are curled up on the couch for a Friday night in, or need a good book for vacation, run, don’t walk to get The Lies That Bind. It’s that interesting. It’s that good.

Ed Protzel has several more books coming out. I would encourage you to check out his website, Facebook, and Twitter to keep up with what Ed is up to next.

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