I have been familiar with the author’s historical romance novels so I was a bit surprised to find her latest one a psychological/political suspense. I do love suspense novels so I was pleased to have the opportunity to read State of Lies.

Almost from the beginning when Georgie’s husband is killed in an accident, the story takes on a mysterious twist as she discovers inconsistencies about his death and strange things begin to occur at her home. As she attempts to discover what is going on it becomes evident that someone wants her dead also.

I enjoyed the book with its convoluted twists and unusual agenda. Several surprises were in store, especially the ending.

Warning:  Readers who expect their Christian fiction to have a strong message of faith will be disappointed and others will find the inclusion of more than one sensual but non-explicit scene to be objectionable.

I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book provided by Amazon Vine. A favorable review was not required. All views expressed are my own.


The secrets of those closest to us can be the most dangerous of all.

Months after her husband, Sean, is killed by a hit-and-run driver, physicist Georgie Brennan discovers he lied to her about where he had been going that day. A cryptic notebook, a missing computer, and strange noises under her house soon have her questioning everything she thought she knew.

With her job hanging by a thread, her son struggling to cope with his father’s death, and her four-star general father up for confirmation as the next secretary of defense, Georgie quickly finds herself tangled in a web of political intrigue that has no clear agenda and dozens of likely villains.

Only one thing is clear: someone wants her dead too. And the more she digs for the truth, the fewer people she can trust.

Not her friends.

Not her parents.

Maybe not even herself.


Siri Mitchell is the author of 14 novels. She has also written 2 novels under the pseudonym of Iris Anthony. She graduated from the University of Washington with a business degree and has worked in various levels of government. As a military spouse, she lived all over the world, including Paris and Tokyo. Siri is a big fan of the semi-colon but thinks the Oxford comma is irritatingly redundant. Visit her online at; Facebook: SiriMitchell; Twitter: @SiriMitchell.