Monday, April 25, 2022

Tarryn Fisher Interview - An Honest Lie

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Tarryn Fisher is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Seattle with her children and husband. Her heart is dark but she loves you with it anyway. Tarryn is the founder of Guise of the Villain, a fashion blog, and has written twelve published novels. Tarryn is a Slytherin.


Tell us your most rewarding experience since being published. 
 Meeting the readers. When I connect with readers I’m not just writing stories for faceless people, I’m meeting the recipient of the words. Since the readers spend time in my head I like that I can spend some time in theirs. It’s a really nice connection.

Beyond your own work (of course), what is your all-time favorite book? 
Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman

In your newest book; AN HONEST LIE, can you tell my Book Nerd community a little about it. 
An Honest Lie takes place in Seattle, Washington. The main character, Rainy, is a woman who is facing her past and confronting her future, all within a very tumultuous trip to Las Vegas with a group of girlfriends she doesn’t really want to go with. She’s kind of doing it out of love for her partner and when she goes on this trip, everything goes crazy. She has to decide if she will risk her own life to help some of these people she doesn't necessarily like.

What do you hope for readers to be thinking when they read your novel? 
 My goal when writing An Honest Lie was to write an intense female thriller where women are saving women. It is a suspense thriller about a woman who goes above and beyond for friendship and revenge. I hope readers enjoy Rainey’s journey as much as I enjoyed writing it.

What part of Rainy did you enjoy writing the most?
Her social hesitancy. She’s a lot like me that way and It was therapeutic to hand her my issues. Like Rainy I love and value people but I also avoid them. She’s the most ride or die character I’ve ever written.

If you could introduce one of your characters to any character from another book, who would it be and why?
I would introduce Rainy to Margo from Marrow. Margo is a vigilante serial killer

  • After spending two years on various levels of lockdown an honest lie takes you to Las Vegas for the adventure we’ve all been needing. There’s glamour and there’s danger: my favorite duo
  • The relationship dynamics between the women will feel familiar and relatable. We’ve all been the new girl, we’ve all wanted to fit in. We’ve all felt betrayed. In this cast of characters I’d invite you to decide who you are.
  • It’s a fast read and you won’t be able to put it down.
  • When you reach the end you’ll know something about yourself that you didn’t.
  • It’s empowering
  • It’s fun
  • It’s about vengeance
  • It’s dark
  • It’s a typical Tarryn Fisher book that won’t just entertain you, it’ll teach you something.
  • Because I said so
Best date you've ever had? 
It was the first date with my husband. It was so honest and exciting and full of chemistry that the date lasted three days.

How far away from your birthplace do you live now? 
I was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and now live in Seattle, Washington.

First Heartbreak? 
Oy. I wrote a book about it called Opportunist in which I broke my own heart.

Where can readers find you? 
 Readers can find me on Facebook, Twitter, and TikToc but my favorite is Instagram. I love interacting with my readers there. I also have a Facebook reader group called Tarryn Fisher’s Passionate Little Nutcases.

“I’m going to kill her. You’d better come if you want to save her.”

Lorraine—“Rainy”—lives at the top of Tiger Mountain. Remote, moody, cloistered in pine trees and fog, it’s a sanctuary, a new life. She can hide from the disturbing past she wants to forget.

If she’s allowed to.

When Rainy reluctantly agrees to a girls’ weekend in Vegas, she’s prepared for an exhausting parade of shots and slot machines. But after a wild night, her friend Braithe doesn’t come back to the hotel room.

And then Rainy gets the text message, sent from Braithe’s phone: someone has her. But Rainy is who they really want, and Rainy knows why.

What follows is a twisted, shocking journey on the knife-edge of life and death. If she wants to save Braithe—and herself—the only way is to step back into the past.

This seething, gut-punch of a thriller can only have sprung from the fiendish brain of Tarryn Fisher, one of the most cunning writers of our time.

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And now, The Giveaways.
Thank you TARRYN FISHER for making this giveaway possible.
1 Winner will receive a Copy of An Honest Lie by Tarryn Fisher.


  1. I have too many to count, some good some scary. I still consider us very lucky for not drowning in the Mediterranean in a huge storm on a ferry from Cyprus to Haifa, Israel.

  2. "What is your most memorable travel experience?" Going to England!

  3. The trip to my Grandpa's house in California.