Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Pump Up Your Book Presents One Last Lie Virtual Book Publicity Tour and $100 Amazon Gift Card

Join Rob Kaufman, author of the suspense thriller novel, One Last Lie, as he tours the blogosphere September 4 – 28, 2012 on his first virtual book tour with Pump Up Your Book!

Philip and Jonathan have had the perfect life together for ten years – fulfilling every dream except that of having a child. Along comes Angela, Philip’s college friend who apparently conquered her old demons of obesity and manic-depression. After reacquainting and becoming good friends, the three decide to have a child together through artificial insemination of Jonathan’s sperm. From that point, Philip and Jonathan’s idyllic life begins to unravel. Angela’s mask of deceit gradually slips as her pregnancy awakens psychological and physical problems, leaving Philip and Jonathan regretting ever allowing her into their lives. Told from an elderly Jonathan’s hospital bed, Angela’s tangled web unwinds into heartbreak, deception, legal battles, and finally murder – with a surprise ending no one could have ever imagined.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a tough book for me to review in some ways due to the nature of the book.  Let me be up front.  This book does feature a gay couple, and I don't generally read books that center around gays.  It's just not my thing, and it goes against my faith.  I'm not saying that I hate these people--not in the least.  Goodness, the gay couple were the nicest and most normal people in the book, and I truly cared about them.  I hated to see what was happening to them and how they were being treated.  I am grateful that the author did not feature bedroom scenes or erotica in the book (but he did feature a lot of profanity, so be warned).

From a literary standpoint, this book was extremely well-written and easy to read.  I was shocked to see that I read it all within the span of a few hours.  I was surprised by a few curves the author threw into the story line, but I had already figured out what the "one last lie" had to be, and I was right!  I knew to be wary of Angela from the beginning, but I don't want to give away any spoilers, so I will shush up on that point.

This book would have been perfect if the couple had not been gay--just my personal preference.  But in a strange way, the author truly did make this work.  I did not feel highly offended after reading the book.  It takes a pretty good author to accomplish that feat.  And his messages of dispelling our prejudices, preconceived notions, and not judging others based on appearances came through clearly.  As did "your lies will always find you out."

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.  I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.

One Last Lie is Rob Kaufman’s second novel. This book made it through to the quarterfinals of Amazon’s Breakthrough Novel Awards and is currently receiving five-star reviews on websites like Amazon and GoodReads. Rob lives in Connecticut, writes whenever he can find the time and tries to “live in the moment” – though he admits, the older he gets, the more difficult that becomes.
You can visit Rob Kaufman’s website at www.OneLastLie.com.
Visit him on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/OneLastLie
or on Goodreads at: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14624158-one-last-lie


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