Simply Lies - David Baldacci

Simply Lies

By David Baldacci

  • Release Date: 2023-04-18
  • Genre: Mysteries & Thrillers
Score: 4
From 2,459 Ratings


From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 6:20 Man comes a twisting new psychological thriller in which two women—one a former detective, the other a dangerous con artist—go head-to-head in an electrifying game of cat and mouse.

Mickey Gibson, single mother and former detective, leads a hectic life similar to that of many moms: juggling the demands of her two small children with the tasks of her job working remotely for ProEye, a global investigation company that hunts down wealthy tax and credit cheats.  

When Mickey gets a call from a colleague named Arlene Robinson, she thinks nothing of Arlene’s unusual request for her to go inventory the vacant home of an arms dealer who cheated ProEye’s clients and fled. That is, until she arrives at the mansion to discover a dead body in a secret room—and that nothing is as it seems.   

Not only does the arms dealer not exist but the murder victim turns out to be Harry Langhorne, a man with mob ties who used to be in Witness Protection. What’s more, no one named Arlene Robinson works at ProEye.  

In the blink of an eye, Gibson has become a prime suspect in a murder investigation—and now her job is also on the line until she proves that she was set up. Before long, Gibson is locked in a battle of wits with a brilliant woman with no name, a hidden past, and unknown motives—whose end game is as mysterious as it is deadly.  


  • Not his best work

    By Coolguy02
    Disjointed story line with a lot of loose ends. Not an easy read like so many of his other books. Easily could of stopped reading halfway thru as the story flow and actions of the characters did not make sense.
  • Unrealistic and frustrating

    By Spies RUs
    If someone was running after you with a knife and there was a police station in front of you but a total stranger says “no run into that dark abandoned building instead ; its safer there” which place would you run to? Yeah its like that.
  • Awful

    By Svanderzyl
    I’m a big David Baldacci fan, but this is just an awful book. A tedious plot line with hum-drum characters. Not an exciting read. Pick another mystery.
  • Simply Lies. David Baldacci

    By Wet again
    Mickey Gibson is an ex cop, ex detective and a single mother two. She works at home an an investigator for a firm called ProEye chasing down criminals online. Suddenly a mysterious phone call changes her life dramatically.A women who goes by the name pf Clarisse, but that is actually a lie. She goes by many names and is a master of disguise. Unknown to Micky, Clarissa whose first is actually Francine has been involved. In her life for a long time. A masterfully written tale!! Enjoyed immensely!!
  • Simply Lies

    I really enjoyed this book. Certainly kept me interested from the very beginning. I have read almost all of his books. This one was different, very interesting and a real plot twister.
  • Simply lies

    By cmh Ox
    Total crap….
  • Mindless summer read

    By tryagain5000
    Good beach book Not up to the authors usual standard Simplistic ending
  • Fast and furious

    By Afixelle
    Rapid read with some twists predictable, others not.
  • A total waste. Baldachi has talent but not shown in this contrived work. contrived tale

    By gunnarfox
    Terrible waste of talent..totally contrived work.
  • Should have believed others

    By Patientbutfrustrated
    I’ve enjoyed many Baldacci’s. This really IS junk.