The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney

I started reading The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney in the worst time possible. I was going through a lot and, now that things have improved and I am back to writing and reading, I do not remember most of the book.

The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney - Review

Rachel Teller, the main character, leads a perfect life in England with her handsome husband, in a huge, luxurious house. However, this is all a lie because Rachel is being psychologically and physically abused by her husband almost on a daily basis. Whitney’s narration is so powerful that I found my own moods reflecting Rachel’s. Rachel and I shared lack of sleep and appetite, and the need to pull a brave face some days, because life has to go on.

I really think that because the narration made time feel as slow and as dense as some difficult times do, that I cannot remember most of The Liar’s Chair. However, when a text is so powerful, it does deserve another chance.

10 thoughts on “The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney

  1. I’m about to read this, but I just want to say how sorry I am you’ve been having such a rubbish time recently. I did notice you hadn’t been reviewing much, but I thought studying and stuff were taking precedence. Glad you’re starting to feel better – sending lots of virtual hugs down the blogosphere! xxxc

    1. Thank you, Linda. It was just life, nothing terrible, but yes, I’ve been missing reading and reviewing. It’s nice to be back 🙂

      1. It’s lovely to have you back. I always find that bad things all happen at the same time, in my case – but hope life treats you a little kinder from now on!

        1. Then I’m on your team. Had quite a bad start of 2015, but things are wayyy better – even great! – now x

  2. My review of The Liar’s Chair is still to come although I haven’t actually finished it… I suspect it will forever remain half finished. There’s nothing wrong with it and I should enjoy it. You’ve summed it up correctly – densely written with little action. That’s why you don’t remember much of the plot!

    1. Hi, Orangepekoreviews! I think you’re probably right. I read the book, it was good, but not too good, and a month after reading it I feel nothing towards it. It’s as if it didn’t happen!

  3. As Linda said, I’m glad you’re back! Sorry things haven’t been ideal. The beginning of 2015 has been hectic for a lot of us. Take care, Elena.

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