Thoughts On Lies


Harlan Coben is one of my favorite mystery writers. The genre is all about sorting out lies from the truth, some really hard, basic accounting and accountability; life and death accounting rules. That’s part of what I love about it.

“There’s always a price you pay when you lie. Once you introduce a lie into a relationship, even for the best of intentions, it is always there. Whenever you’re with that person again, that lie is in the room too. It sits on your shoulder. Good lie or bad lie, it’s in the room with you forever now. It’s your constant companion.” 

― Harlan CobenSeconds Away


“The ugliest truth, in the end, was still better than the prettiest of lies.” 
― Harlan Coben

6 Replies to “Thoughts On Lies”

    1. I’ve enjoyed his whole list, which is a long one. Hope you get a chance to check one out.

      By the way, where did you find the “flag counter” widget on your blog. I’d like to get that.


  1. Oh, I feel this is so true. I also have witnessed the talents people have for redefining lies so they have less of a voice when they are in the room with them. I love this kind of thinking though. It reminds me of parables and Aesop’s tales. Thanks, Jayne

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    1. Yes. I really like his second quote above, too, which goes to what you’re saying: “the ugliest truth, in the end, was better than the prettiest lies.” 🙂


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