The Lies That Bind - Emily Giffin

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By Emily Giffin

  • Release Date: 2020-06-02
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4
From 903 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In the irresistible new novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of All We Ever Wanted and Something Borrowed, a young woman falls hard for an impossibly perfect man before he disappears without a trace. . . . 

It’s 2 A.M. on a Saturday night in the spring of 2001, and twenty-eight-year-old Cecily Gardner sits alone in a dive bar in New York’s East Village, questioning her life. Feeling lonesome and homesick for the Midwest, she wonders if she’ll ever make it as a reporter in the big city—and whether she made a terrible mistake in breaking up with her longtime boyfriend, Matthew. 

As Cecily reaches for the phone to call him, she hears a guy on the barstool next to her say, “Don’t do it—you’ll regret it.” Something tells her to listen, and over the next several hours—and shots of tequila—the two forge an unlikely connection. That should be it, they both decide the next morning, as Cecily reminds herself of the perils of a rebound relationship. Moreover, their timing couldn’t be worse—Grant is preparing to quit his job and move overseas. Yet despite all their obstacles, they can’t seem to say goodbye, and for the first time in her carefully constructed life, Cecily follows her heart instead of her head. 

Then Grant disappears in the chaos of 9/11. Fearing the worst, Cecily spots his face on a missing-person poster, and realizes she is not the only one searching for him. Her investigative reporting instincts kick into action as she vows to discover the truth. But the questions pile up fast: How well did she really know Grant? Did he ever really love her? And is it possible to love a man who wasn’t who he seemed to be? 

The Lies That Bind is a mesmerizing and emotionally resonant exploration of the never-ending search for love and truth—in our relationships, our careers, and deep within our own hearts.


  • Enjoyed this one - quick and easy read

    By S12387
    This was a quick and easy read. Not as gritty and more dramatic than Emily's usual but still good!
  • The Lies That Bind

    By emme girl
    Big Emily Giffin fan, but found this newest novel very disappointing. As a lifetime New Yorker who experienced 9/11 first hand, story line was totally incredulous. The City was a numbing place to live and work for months on end. Too many lives lost and shattered, but Giffin’s characters succeed in creating and ending long-standing relationships far too quickly in this environment. Some twists and turns but ending very predictable. Too many other good summer reads to waste on this one. Rik, NYC July 2020
  • Don’t bother

    By JP of the bay
    The lead character is so trite. This story could of been so interesting but it’s just not. It tries hard but doesn’t get to it. Not one of the main characters are endearing. It’s like the author has never met anyone from the Midwest before. The leads mother is right of our of a cheesy 90s sitcom. I’ve read all Emily’s book and enjoyed them so this was very disappointing.
  • Read in 12 hrs amazing

    By Caliopexo
    Such a good book! I really hope they make a movie out of this! I cried when it was over I was so sad it ended hopefully she also makes a sequel. I just loved these characters so much and the story line!
  • The Lies That Bind

    By coltcam62627
    I could not put this book down, I finished it in a day. I couldn’t wait to turn the page. It’s a smooth read, just the right amount of characters. Best book I’ve read all year.
  • Easy read, bad endinf

    By kswift821
    I should’ve known with this author that she was going to have an odd ending, it’s usually not the one you expect (or even root for lol) but this one was still weird. Without spoiling anything, she basically sells us on a storyline, then spends the rest of the book convincing us it was all BS and then takes it all back at the very end. I finished it going, “wait, seriously?!”
  • So good!!

    By summmmerrrrrrr
    I finished in 2 days. Couldn’t put it down!
  • Her best yet

    By ssssaaaammmmmms
    I finished this in less than 2 days! Read it too fast and was depressed when it finished! Such a great read!
  • Amazing, as always

    By Lolo0109
    Emily Giffin definitely did it again, another amazing love story that breaks all the rules and has all of the characters defying the odds. I love it. I read it in 24 hrs. I’m sad it’s over. Time for another!! Thank you Emily.
  • Mediocre

    By Jemlvr
    I wasn’t a huge fan of this book. It seemed rather depressing and not very uplifting. I definitely didn’t expect the outcome of the ending. I will say that kaykaybean13 wrote a horrible review on June 7 giving away the entire premise of the book, ruining the book experience for all readers. Please take kaykaybean13’s review down so anyone else’s reading experience isn’t ruined before reading this book.