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The Magician's Lie

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Staff Review: "The Magician's Lie" by Greer Macallister


When I saw the comment that this book was compared to a cross between "Water For Elephants" and "The Night Circus", I knew that I had to read it. It did not disappoint! The Amazing Arden is a rarity, a female illusionist whose signature illusion has become the act of sawing a man in half. On one fated night in Waterloo, Iowa, Arden suddenly changes her trick, using an axe instead of a saw and then disappears into thin air. When her husband's body is found beneath the stage, murder is the conclusion reached by all. As she flees into the night, she encounters a young policeman, Virgil Holt, who apprehends her and grabs at his chance for glory. But things are not always as they appear. Now Virgil has only one night to listen to Arden's confession in an attempt to determine her guilt. As she skillfully spins the story of her life around him, he must wrestle with what is true, what that truth means for his future, and what he will do next. I highly recommend this book. It is a fantastic read, I couldn't put it down!

Audience: adults | Genre: fiction, mystery

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