The Darkest Lie

The Darkest Lie

Lords of the Underworld bk 9
Gena Showalter

Forced to his knees in agony whenever he speaks the truth, Gideon can recognize any lie—until he captures Scarlet, a demon-possessed immortal who claims to be his long-lost wife. He doesn’t remember the beautiful female, much less wedding — or bedding — her. But he wants to . . . almost as much as he wants her. But Scarlet is keeper of Nightmares, too dangerous to roam free, and a future with her means risking everything. Especially as Gideon’s enemies draw closer . . . and the truth threatens to destroy all he’s come to love . . .


This is one of those books that could have gone very very wrong. A hero that can only say lies, and a hero that hates him because he left her in Tartarus. This book however goes very right.
Gideon is a great hero, he can only speak in lies however he can think in truth and so we get to see his thoughts as well as hear his lies. He loves his friends and will do anything for them. Scarlet spent her whole life in Tartarus, thinking that Gideon had abandoned her and is determined to get her revenge on the husband that can’t remember her.
As they work together to figure out why he can’t remember her and their life together, there are some very intense and heartbreaking scenes that make you want to reach in and slap whoever it was that did this to them. When the truth is finally revealed you don’t know if you are happy about it or sad about it.
Once again Gena has created a page turner, I couldn’t put the book down and stayed up all night reading it, because I had to find out what had happened. One of the things that she does so well in this series is set up the next book by having a secondary story take place, only in this case there were two stories, and when I finished this book I wanted to more of both those stories.

If you haven’t yet picked up this series you should as it is one the best series that I have read and can hardly wait for the next book to come.
I give this book a 4.5 out of 5
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