Thursday, January 1, 2015

The Magician's Lie

Spellbinding. The Magician's Lie weaves an interconnected tale as fragile and as convincing as any of the great illusions of the Edwardian era. Steeped in tight historical detail, grandiose architecture, and the art of prestidigitation, Greer Macallister masterfully enchants her audience with the tale of Arden, an illusionist whose freedom and life will hinge on a private performance for a lawman in a rural Iowa sheriff's office during the tired hours of the night.

A story as abusive as it is beautiful, The Magician's Lie is filled with grit and opulence, pain, sorrow, and the countless heartaches that hinge on the word "if." Written with a pace that reminded me of The Night Circus, The Magician's Lie rivals The Prestige in terms of human drama played out on the stage and immaculate storytelling.

I received an e-ARC of this book through NetGalley.