Randy Susan Meyers's first novel, THE MURDERER'S DAUGHTERS, was a book club favorite, thanks to its complex exploration of two sisters growing up in the wake of tragedy. She puts this same empathetic, multifaceted approach to good use in her second work, THE COMFORT OF LIES. Here, however, the event that unites the book's primary characters is not a tragedy but rather the birth and adoption of a single child.
Tia grew up in South Boston, in a tough but compassionate neighborhood, with an overworked mother and an absent father. When an older, sophisticated married man takes an interest in her, Tia is convinced that a relationship with Nat