Book Review: The Mindf*ck Series: All the Lies by S.T. Abby
All the Lies
Series: Mindf*ck #4
Author: ST Abby
Published: December 20, 2016
Reviewed By: Jessica
Dates Read: March 26-31, 2023
Jessica’s Rating: 4.5 stars
To understand the monsters in the world, you have to get inside their heads. It’s a dangerous place to be, especially when you start to empathize and lose your own sense of morality.
But that’s never happened to me…
I’ve never felt conflicted on any case. Right is right and wrong is wrong. It’s simple. Black and white. There’s no such thing as a gray area.
But fuck this case. I don’t even know what side I’m on anymore. I don’t understand how this town can continue to function without breaking under the weight of all the lies they’ve spun and lived.
Every time I find a shard of truth, my gut twists, my heart beats faster, and I hate this place a little more. Every time I think I’ve heard the worst, another truth is dug up from the ashes of more burning lies.
Worst of all, I don’t even know who to trust anymore. My head is all messed up.
I pride myself on being impossible to fool.
I’m an expert at knowing when someone is lying to me.
I never believed in being blinded by love…until Lana.
**BE WARNED: Some flashbacks can get intense to readers with a sensitive trigger.
This series is really good! It also helps that the books are novellas, so you can get through them quickly. I got through 50% of All the Lies on a Sunday! That is saying something for me as I’m not the fastest reader, but it’s hard to put down once you get going.
ST Abby finally tells us what happened to Lana, and this first chapter is not an easy read! We had some hints throughout, but what these men/boys did. They deserved everything that Lana did to them. There we go, I’m rooting for a female serial killer! But I tend to like villains! And Lana isn’t really a villain. She’s just awesome with a somewhat bad taste in men.
All the Lies is the climax of the series with lots going on. And that town just needs to burn to the ground. And the sheriff and his minions. OMG. Conveniently, the team goes to the town close to Halloween and we get quite the scenes inside a haunted house. This definitely brought out the thriller/horror reader in me: I LOVED IT!
The ending, as a reader you know it’s coming and I’m just not a fan of Logan, but dang! I am looking forward to seeing what this final book in the series brings us and how it ends! I really have no idea on how it will end! I mean Logan is terrible at his job and people figuring things out before him when HE is supposed to be the profiler? He’s just thinking with ‘little logan’ a bit much that he can’t figure out the obvious!
I had one issue with this book: A lack of editing. Did she not have an editor for this one? I usually don’t notice editing mistakes, but this one was a big one for me:
<<He’s short, has a touch of oriental in his bloodline, given the shape of his eyes and cheeks.>>
It’s Asian: Oriental is a rug! That sentence just really bothered me. There were a few other things I noticed as I was reading, but this was a big one for me.
Anyway, bring on the final book: Paint it All Red!!! And it’s the longest of the series: 177 pages!