Set at the close of the 19th century, Arden is a famous FEMALE illusionist who is being accused of her husband's murder. She has one night to prove her innocence. And that my friends, is The Magician's Lie by Greer Macallister. A breath of fresh air really, extremely well-written, and filled with twists unlike any novel I have read recently. The story goes back and forth between Arden telling her tale and the point of view of Officer Holt who arrested her. Honestly? I preferred Arden's narrative. Her life story and everything that has happened to her up until that point absorbed all of my attention. I ate, slept and dreamt this novel, until the end. Still worth the read, but the end did feel a little rushed.