Lying with the Devil


Fiction - Thriller - Psychological
110 Pages
Reviewed on 02/23/2020
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Author Biography

Lana Lindemann, is a loving Nebraskan mother living in the suburbs. Married, with two children, Lana enjoys writing having been writing since she was a child, and playing online video games with her husband and friends. Lindemann was inspired to write by her grandparents, having been told a mix of dark fairy tales and make-believe that she grew to love and admire. Her dark, twisted but sometimes crudely humored stories reflect that. There are no white picket fences in Lindemann's world, but most love that about her work. In 2019 she won the award for best psychological thriller in American Fiction Awards, and later that year was awarded Gold for best Thriller in Dan Poynter's Global Ebook Awards. Covering that same year, she was respectfully awarded the title of finalist in Horror in the Best Book Awards. Lindemann's first book LYING WITH THE DEVIL topped the charts in Audible, making it a best seller on their newest releases list.
With a fondness for serial killers, Lana's storytelling has been expressed as deeply enthralling, and raw, and not one to disappoint.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite

Lying with the Devil by Lana Lindemann is a psychological thriller. Mary is nothing special. A student who doesn’t know what she wants out of life until everything changes. Kidnapped by a serial killer, Mary expects to die but, instead, she is kept chained in the killer’s apartment. And so begins the abuse and the games. Mary slowly loses hope that she will ever be found as the killer plays his games and appears to start falling in love with her. Two detectives, Carl and Steven, along with Mary’s brother Kole are searching for her but the killer leaves scant clues behind. As Stockholm Syndrome begins to set in, is there any chance for Mary? And if Kole does find her, will she ever be the same person again?

Lying with the Devil by Lana Lindeman is a cracking read, a real page-turner that will have you hanging on to the very end. The language and style of writing match the era it was set in perfectly, the 1980s, and with a unique plot, this story is packed with action. The tension builds nicely throughout the plot, with plenty of twists and turns along the way, and the ending is well worth waiting for. The characters are excellent, well developed and relatable, especially Mary, and you will be on the edge of your seat to see what happens to her. Be prepared for a rollercoaster ride of emotions in a story that will leave you wanting more from this author. Ms. Lindemann is clearly a talented writer with a great future ahead of her and I look forward to reading more.