By Greer Macallister
"[A] well-paced, evocative, and adventurous historic novel..."―Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"This is a booklet within which storylines twist, spiral and are available jointly back in an finishing as explosive as a poof of smoke out of your chimney...or a most sensible hat." ― Oprah.com
Water for Elephants meets The evening Circus in The Magician's Lie, a debut novel within which the country's such a lot infamous woman illusionist stands accused of her husband's homicide - and he or she has just one evening to persuade a small-town policeman of her innocence.
the fantastic Arden is the main recognized lady illusionist of her day, popular for her infamous trick of sawing a guy in part on degree. One evening in Waterloo, Iowa, with younger policeman Virgil Holt gazing from the viewers, she swaps her trademark observed for a fireplace ax. Is it a brand new model of the appearance, or an all-too-real homicide? while Arden's husband is located dead underneath the degree later that evening, the reply turns out clear.
but if Virgil occurs upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a truly diverse tale to inform. Even handcuffed and on my own, Arden is way from powerless-and what she finds is as unimaginable because it is spellbinding. Over the process one eerie evening, Virgil needs to come to a decision even if to show Arden in or set her free... and it'll take all he has to work out during the smoke and mirrors.
"Smart, intricately plotted...a richly imagined thriller." ―PEOPLE magazine
"This debut novel is old fiction that blends magic, secret, and romance."―Boston Globe, choose of the Week
"It's an enthralling yarn.... Macallister, just like the impressive Arden, mesmerizes her viewers. No sleight of hand is important. An bold heroine and a charming story are all of the magic she needs."―Washington submit