The False Victim

The False Victim by Kathie Truitt

So my good friend Traci works at a publishing house here in Oklahoma and she sent me over a new book to read The False Victim. I am so glad she did this book was wonderful. Here is the “jest”

Julie Patterson is a former Miss Mississippi with a successful husband, two wonderful children, and the lavish life that many can only dream about. Her life becomes even better when her husband receives a long-awaited promotion and the family moves to a neighborhood near Washington DC. Julie quickly makes friends with neighbors, except for the woman who lives behind her, who simply stares without acknowledgment of Julie. After a while, though, the woman, Lynn, warms up to Julie, and the two form a fast friendship. But this friendship quickly turns strange as Julie learns of Lynn’s propensity to lie for attention. She and her family also notice that Lynn has gotten the same car as Julie, has begun to dress like Julie, is getting a pool just like Julie, and is consistently attempting to one-up Julie. At first everyone brushes it off, but when one lie threatens Julie’s family, she begins to realize Lynn has some unknown agenda, and Julie is her target. No one else takes it seriously, and many neighbors side with Lynn, even as the situation begins to spiral out of control, until one is found on the stand for attempted murder. Is Lynn a False Victim, or could Julie be guilty? Is there an end to the madness? Will the story end happily? You’ll be on the edge of your seat as you await the answers in this gripping, psychological thriller based on a true story

I read this book in 1 day and I could not put it down. I highly recommend this book….it is intriguing, fast paced and easy to read. If you want to learn more about the author you can check out her own blog by clicking HERE!


  1. Becky
    August 17, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    I call first "dibs" on getting it Friday night!

  2. Thompson 5
    August 18, 2010 / 3:38 pm

    Woohoo!! I love when we bring in new books and authors…I'm in for this one!! Yay!!

  3. No Longer Newlyweds.
    August 18, 2010 / 7:14 pm

    Yep, you should get her a Sophie. It's a teething toy made of hard rubber so it feels good on their gums. Plus, it squeeks….which is always fun.

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