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The Lies We Believe

(2023)
(The first book in the Shadow Stalkers series)
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What if my mind can’t decipher what are truths and what are lies?
And what if the truth is even more dangerous than the lies my mind believes?


Riley Bishop is a single mother, working at home as a graphic designer to provide for her two children, Sadie and Oliver. But something is very wrong. Riley starts forgetting things—like appointments, where she put her keys, and where she parked her car. And then she thinks she sees her deceased ex-husband while out shopping. But as Riley begins to question her own sanity, her twelve-year-old Sadie goes missing. Soon Riley finds it harder and harder to know what is truth and what are lies as she is forced to question her own reality while she searches for her daughter.

Apprehending fugitives as a part of a special US Marshal task force gives Tucker Shaw the purpose and drive he needs to fight the demons from his past. When he’s called out on a mission to track down a group of endangered young girls, he has no idea how drastically his life is about to change. It’s a frantic hunt as the situation quickly spirals out of control with a final twist that has Tucker questioning everything he knows to be true.

“The ending left me spellbound.” ~D. Cogburn

“Tell me what happened yesterday?”

I shift on the padded chair in my psychiatrist’s office, staring at the abstract watercolor on the wall as an attempt to avoid her question. “I saw Lucas.”

“And. . .” Dr. Gabrieli prodded.

I don't answer.

“Riley?

I finally look back at the doctor. “It wasn’t Lucas. Just. . .just someone who looked like him.”

“Exactly. You see, our minds are incredible machines but simply put, they don’t work like computers. Instead, they can unconsciously bend our perception of what is real and fill in the gaps, making it possible to perceive things that aren’t really there.” Dr. Gabrieli taps her pen against her notebook. “Think about an amputee who still feels his missing leg, or how it’s possible to see patterns in chaos. Memories are sprinkled with gaps, then we fill in those gaps with our own created recollections.”

False information.

Distorted memories.

Lies.

What if my mind can’t decipher what are truths and what are lies? And what if the truth is even more dangerous than the lies my mind believes?

SELECTED PRAISE FOR THE LIES WE BELIEVE

“Harris provides readers with a cat-and-mouse suspense-filled novel that will keep you on the edge of your seat.” ~L. Hudson

“Another Lisa Harris thriller you won't be able to put down.” ~C. Round

“One of Lisa Harris’s Best books.” ~Kindle customer

“From the first line: "There are seventy-two unbroken white tiles on the floor of the intake lobby of the psychiatric hospital" to the shocking ending, I was hooked!” Jeanne C.

Don’t miss a single moment from the adrenaline-fueled series!
The Lies We Believe
The Secrets We Keep (July 2024)
The Enemy Between Us (Fall 2024)
The Truth We Seek (Fall 2024)



Genre: Inspirational

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