Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

ACRBA Review: Web of Lies by Laura O’Connell

on April 4, 2013
1 – 5 April
is introducing
( Even Before Publishers 1 December 2012)
Laura O’Connell
About the Author
Laura enjoys writing stories about second chances in love and life. She calls the Gold Coast home, however, her curious nature leads her on adventures to locations that surprise and delight her. Laura has a passion for telling a good story set in places where she has lived and travelled. Laura is the author of African Hearts and Web of Lies. Her debut novel, African Hearts, was shortlisted in the 2011 Caleb Prize. To find out more about Laura visit her website:

About the Book:

High school sweethearts, Stephanie and Lachlan are torn apart by circumstance, bad decisions and a web of lies,leaving an unknown future for their son, Ryan.

Eight years later they reconnect,but the time apart has changed them. The family had made decisions based on lies and deceit and now must find a way to either reveal the truth or find another option. On the surface their arrangements seemed flawless, but dig deeper, and the people they thought they knew, aren’t as they appear.

Lachlan and Stephanie are forced to confront the consequences of their actions and the entire family is compelled to reveal the truth, find forgiveness, and renew loving one another. But the hardest decision is still to come…where does Ryan live?

My Opinion:

This was a great book.  We are always told that secrets can destroy lives and this book is proof of how secrets can harm and destroy – whether we think we are telling lies for ours or someone else good.  My heart goes out to Stephanie as I can tell how much she wants to have her son but also knows that he’s been living with someone else and removing him could cause problems.  The whole book was an easy but very heart tugging read that I easily devoured in a couple of days.

Of course the Aussie phrases had me running to the computer, earning a few Swagbucks, while searching for terms – like Milo (sort of like a drink in the States called YooHoo).  I’m going to be checking Laura’s other book so that I can see how well her debut novel adds up to Web of Lies since it was enjoyable.


3 responses to “ACRBA Review: Web of Lies by Laura O’Connell

  1. ausjenny says:

    Love this review. I have the book to read and you make me want to read it now (still on one first then this one).

  2. ohiosarah says:

    Thank you Jenny. It was a really good book 😀

  3. Great to see Aussie books being enjoyed by overseas readers, and also reviewed and promoted. Very encouraging.

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