Publicist Lucy, who is about to turn 30, is all packed up ready to move in with boyfriend Caleb and has her fingers crossed for a proposal on her birthday.
On the job front, she is also hoping that scoring a new client in upcoming actress Lily will ensure she is promoted to senior publicist.
But the night before her birthday, she heads to a bar where she makes a wish over a drink concocted by bartender Adam. The next day, she realises she can’t tell a lie. Not to her boyfriend, her mother, her boss and colleagues, her clients – and most importantly to herself.
With its Liar Liar premise (Lucy deduced she’d been put under some honesty spell a bit too quick for my logic), this story is basically told over the course of a day. It soon morphed from the expected witty tale about a celebrity publicist who can’t stretch the truth anymore to one about fighting workplace harassment and inequalities – with its message delivered somewhat heavy-handedly. Not gonna lie, this book was a mixed bag for me.