Forensic psychologist Jo Beckett returns for a third taut, groundbreaking thriller from Edgar Award winner Meg Gardiner, in a series that’s been described as “fast-paced,” “gripping,” “heart-stopping,” “whip-smart,” and “adrenaline-filled.” In THE LIAR’S LULLABY, Tasia McFarland is a washed-up country-pop singer desperate for the break that will get her back to the top of the charts. As her star has begun to rise again, the tabloids uncover the fact that Tasia McFarland is the ex-wife of the President of the United States; which is one reason the world takes notice when Tasia is killed by a bullet to the neck in front of a crowd of 30,000. In the opener of her comeback tour, she’s lowered from a helicopter while blasting a stage with a prop Colt 45. When video can’t prove that the shot came from Tasia’s own Colt 45 and the ballistics report comes up empty, the authorities call on Jo Beckett to do a psychological autopsy. But as Jo sifts through the facts, she only finds more questions. For Jo, pouring over Tasia’s past quickly becomes a race to extinguish the conspiracy rumor mill before it incites a level of violence that reaches America’s highest corridors of power.
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