Lying with the Devil


Fiction - Thriller - General
146 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2020
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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 Ankita Shukla for Readers' Favorite

Ten years back, a girl named Mary was kidnapped. During her captivity, she developed Stockholm Syndrome and fell in love with her kidnapper, Michael. By the time Detective Steven Bullard arrived to rescue her, things had turned dramatically bizarre. It appeared she had been brainwashed to the extent that she believed her captor to be the Archangel Michael. Steven's failure to protect Mary sent him down the path of self-destruction. After many years, someone was again kidnapping, abusing, and brutally murdering girls. Steven swore that these cases had an uncanny resemblance to Michael and Mary's case; however, his seniors did not agree. When another girl, Ariel, goes missing, Steven vows to go above and beyond to save her from the monster. Lying with the Devil: Redemption by Lana Lindemann follows the detective as he tries to redeem himself. Time, however, doesn't seem to be on his side.

The dominant emotion in this thriller is obsession. For some reason, both the killer and the detective are obsessed with Mary. Indeed, the killer's infatuation is downright psychotic. Lying with the Devil: Redemption thrives on his disturbing mindset to be with Mary. The audience witnesses his brutality and shivers at his insane fantasies. Lana Lindemann has created a perfect monster, whom everyone will love to hate. There is an undeniable urgency in the plot that keeps readers on the edge of their seats. The characters have a fire inside them that shines through this dark story. Even after finding herself at the mercy of an outrageous psychopath, Ariel doesn't give up. Her fighting spirit both terrifies and inspires the audience. As the investigation proceeds, readers cheer the detectives to nail the devil. Despite one or two loose ends here and there, I found myself completely invested in this thriller. Lying with the Devil: Redemption by Lana Lindemann is a quick read for the pleasure of a psychological thriller.