State of Lies by Siri Mitchell
English | 2019 | Mystery/Thriller | ePUB | 3.6 Mb
State of Lies : The secrets of those closet to us can be the most dangerous of all.
Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.
With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next Secretary of Defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains. Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too.
The more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.
Not her friends.
Not her parents.
Maybe not even herself.
“I gripped his shoulder and tried my best to ignore the phone because married sex was my personal holy grail. Always elusively tantalizing, just out of reach. I’d even put it on Sean’s weekend to-do list, just after “sharpen the knives” and right before “fix the sink.” It was okay because our son, Sam, was still in preschool; he didn’t know how to read. That afternoon, however, our window of opportunity was about to come sliding down right on top of our fingers. Sam was down for the count due to a cold, though I expected him to wake up soon.
But the phone kept ringing.
The drums started thumping and the cymbals clashed.
I must have wavered because Sean folded me within his arms. “Georgie. Don’t.” He nibbled at my neck. “If you want me to, I’ll throw the phone across the room for you.”
“No! Shh. You’ll wake up Sam—”
He rolled, switching our positions, leaving me on top.
“—and he needs the sleep to get over that cold he’s been fighting.”
When I put a hand to his chest and stretched for the phone, he captured my reaching arm and planted a kiss on the inside of my wrist. “She doesn’t know we hear her. We could be at the mall. We could be having drinks with friends. We could be at the movies.” He kissed me on the lips. “We could be doing this.”