About Once a Liar
Paperback: 384 pages | Publisher: Park Row; Original edition (January 29, 2019)
In this electrifying psychological thriller, a high-powered sociopath meets his reckoning when he’s accused of the brutal murder of his mistress.
Did he kill Charlie Doyle? And if he didn’t…who did?
Peter Caine, a cutthroat Manhattan defense attorney, worked ruthlessly to become the best at his job. On the surface, he is charming and handsome, but inside he is cold and heartless. He fights without remorse to acquit murderers, pedophiles and rapists.
When Charlie Doyle, the daughter of the Manhattan DA—and Peter’s former lover—is murdered, Peter’s world is quickly sent into a tailspin. He becomes the prime suspect as the DA, a professional enemy of Peter’s, embarks on a witch hunt to avenge his daughter’s death, stopping at nothing to ensure Peter is found guilty of the murder.
In the challenge of his career and his life, Peter races against the clock to prove his innocence. As the evidence mounts against him, he’s forced to begin unraveling his own dark web of lies and confront the sins of his past. But the truth of who killed Charlie Doyle is more twisted and sinister than anyone could have imagined…
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REVIEW by LAWonder10:
Once a Liar is a well-written tale of an individual who never knew his father, and whose mother gave him to relatives to raise, seldom visiting him. He was determined to overcome his lower social level of existence, and become wealthy and powerful one day...a goal he did achieve through hard work and education from the finest universities.
This is a story of rising above one's challenges in life, of what some individuals will do to obtain social success and how it may affect their lives.
In this satirical tale, corruption and abuse at various levels is exemplified..
As the story progresses, it becomes more interesting.
The Characters and scenes are developed well and easily visualized.
The Cover is simple but eye-catching and "fits" the story well.
**Reader Beware: There are sexual situations and much profanity in this novel. It is not recommended for those under 18 years of age.
I offer a Three and a Half Stars Rating for this novel.
*This book was gifted me, with no request for a positive review. Thus us my honest review.
“A.F. Brady delivers a knockout sophomore effort. Peter Caine has a very Patrick Bateman air about him, and the whole story sizzles with sinister madness and incessant tension right to the last page. Not to be missed.” --J.T. Ellison, NYT Bestselling author of Tear Me Apart
“A smart, nuanced and spine-chilling portrayal of a sociopath walking among us… Brady’s depth of knowledge and skillful hand make us root for him in spite of everything he may—or may not—have done. Once a Liar is a thriller you won’t soon forget.” --Wendy Walker, bestselling author of All Is Not Forgotten
“Brady is a master of intense characters and riveting storylines.” --Kaira Rouda, bestselling author of Best Day Ever and The Favorite Daughter
About A. F. BradyA.F. Brady is a New York State Licensed Mental Health Counselor/Psychotherapist. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brown University and two Masters degrees in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. She is a life-long New Yorker, and resides in Manhattan with her husband and their family.
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