Book Review for LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh
LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An emotional and slow revealing thriller filled with twists and wonderfully imperfect characters. Not to mention an ending which can be called nothing short of killer.
Claire Mackintosh did it again! LET ME LIE brings together so many elements of the author’s previous books while infusing it with a whole new theme. The blending of social issues, mental stability, and addiction with the mystery of what happened to Anna’s parents was expertly done.
As a slow-burning psychological thriller, this book eases the reader into the investigation. Though at times I wanted the pace to be a bit quicker, the author would throw in tidbits and reveals to keep my interest. In truth the complexity and nature the story allows for the pace. I was able to grasp more of the content as well as delve further into the web of lies, secrets, and duplicity of the characters.
This is the third book I have read by the author, and I must say that I was not disappointed. I love her deeply flawed characters. Mackintosh always manages to bring to life the honesty and grit of the human condition. There is never anything cut and dry with her books. The multiple facets to a situation is the cherry on top of an already a clever and addictive mystery. Fourth book please…
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
About the Book:
The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They're both wrong.
Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents' deaths, unwilling to accept the verdict of suicide.
Now with a baby herself, Anna feels her mother's absence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as she digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her.
Sometimes it's safer to let things lie....
About the Author: Clare Mackintosh is a Sunday Times bestselling author. Clare spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time. Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller for 12 weeks, and was the fastest selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club and ITV’s Loose Women’s ‘Loose Books’, and has sold more than a million copies worldwide. In July 2016 Clare received the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year award, and won the Cognac Prix du Polar for International Novel of the Year that autumn. Clare’s second book, I See You, was published in the UK in July 2016, charting at number 1 in the Sunday Times hardback bestseller list. I See You was a Richard & Judy Summer Read in 2017, and won the readers’ vote. Clare’s books are translated into more than 35 languages. Clare is patron of the Silver Star Society, a charity based at the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford which supports parents experiencing high-risk or difficult pregnancies. She lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.
Hardcover: 400 pages
Publisher: Berkley (March 13, 2018)