Book Review for THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way
THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: A fabulously sinister tale filled with lies and manipulations.
Holy crap! THE LIES WE TOLD was so addictive. I knew I was going to love it from the first couple of chapters in, but I never thought I would read it all in one sitting. This is just how good the book was.
What made it so bingeable for me were two things. The first is the multiple perspectives of the narrators. By having this, the author added to the tension while slowly giving the reader pieces of the puzzle. The second thing that pulled me in was simply the story. The darkness that was always looming coupled with the twists and turns truly keeps you on the edge of your seat.
There wasn't one moment I felt secure enough to say I knew how this was all going to play out. Every time I had an inkling of what was to come, the author would throw a curve ball or reveal another deception. The secrets and lies in these pages will have you questioning everyone. And the ending! I am not giving anything away, but Way nailed this thriller from beginning to end.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others...Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of.
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him.
A life built on lies
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it's too late?
About the Author: Camilla Way was formerly an editor on the style magazine Arena and has written for Stylist, Elle and the Guardian. She first became interested in the theme of toxic female friendships and the question of whether we can ever, truly, escape our past after hearing a news story about a teenage friendship that went horribly wrong. Camilla is now a full-time writer and lives in south-east London with her partner and twin boys.
Paperback: 336 pages
Publisher: Berkley (October 9, 2018)
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