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Why We Lie

Updated: Feb 27, 2019

A first rate journey into Washington politics, greed and power that will have you questioning the secrets you keep.



Aby is from a small town in Pennsylvania where she had some trouble with a high school boyfriend. The problem was nobody believed her. Her mother told her to just move on. She was hopeful that in the future there will be a time when she will no longer be afraid to tell the truth. But not yet. She moves to Washington DC and falls in love at first site with Jude Birch. That was not her plan, what she really wanted was for Jude to help her launch her career. But the heart wants what the heart wants. And nothing is quite what it seems.

Jude is a rising star in DC, and decides to run for election to the House as the DC representative. Aby is concerned that there is much more to Jude‘s relationship with his campaign manager, Laila Rogers, than she thought. Shortly after the election Jude is the victim of a supposedly gang-related shooting. His survives but his brain is affected. As secrets begin to unravel, Abby is forced to realize that Jude was not an unintended victim of the shooting.


WHY WE LIE is a first rate journey into Washington politics, greed and power. It has an intricate plot, complete with a rich billionaire who can get away with just about anything. Aby and Jude’s characters are well-developed and interesting, as are the secrets they keep from each other and the lies they tell. I loved the use of The Washington Truth newspaper to tell a part of the complex story. It’s an compelling read.

Author AMY IMPELLIZZERI’s timely writing is immensely satisfying, and she keeps the story moving quickly. She may even have you questioning the secrets you keep. IMPELLIZZERI is a reformed corporate litigator and an award winning author. She has written one nonfiction book and three novels, including The Truth About Thea (2017). She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids and an energetic Weimaraner named Cocoa.

Thanks to AMY IMPELLIZZERI for an reading copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher Wyatt-Mackenzie Publishing

Published March 5, 2019

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