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A.J. Hartley - Andrew Hart is on the Menu at The Blue Plate Special

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Host Terri Lynn Coop is pleased to serve up author and professor A.J. Hartley (who also writes as Andrew Hart) on The Blue Plate Special. 


There aren’t many things in life that sound more relaxing to me than a weeklong Grecian getaway with good food, good wine, and good friends. What doesn’t sound relaxing to me? Waking up in a dark room, chained to a wall, with no memory how you got there during said vacation, which is exactly the predicament the protagonist, Jan, finds herself in Andrew Hart’s cautionary thriller, which can be best described as Paula Hawkins’s The Girl on the Train meets Emma Straub’s The Vacationers.

Lies That Bind Us is a riveting novel of suspense that deftly weaves together the rich culture and atmosphere of the Greek islands and their mythology, the fog of mystery surrounding Jan’s captivity, and the lies that led her there. Hart’s depictions are so immersive, I felt like I was there myself, experiencing first the warmth of the coastal sunshine on my skin and the taste of salt on my lips, and later the haze of confusion surrounding a trip gone very, very wrong. - Alicia Clancy, Editor

Andrew Hart is one of the pseudonyms of New York Times bestselling and award-winning author A. J. Hartley. His sixteen novels straddle multiple genres for adults and younger readers and have been translated into dozens of languages worldwide. As Andrew James Hartley, he is also the Robinson Professor of Shakespeare Studies at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. His website is www.ajhartley.net.

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