AUTHOR: CLARE MACKINTOSH • GENRE: THRILLER • PAGES: 390
NOTE- I was sent a review copy of Let Me Lie from the brilliant people at Hachette Australia in exchange for my honest review. If you wish to see my review policy you can find it here.
The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.
One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.
Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .
I have read some cracking thrillers in recent months but this one takes the cake. I know that people say books leave you guessing till the last page quite often but this book literally does that. In fact I read the last page multiple times just to really process what the author was implying.
This book is a sensational example of a “who done it” mystery with the added element of not only who did it, but what exactly did they do. I had the “killer” picked early on… But I was wrong… I thought I figured it out again… But I was wrong. Either I am simple of Mackintosh did a magnificent job at keeping you guessing (for self preservation I am going with the latter). The plot for this book is impeccably layered and detailed.
I can’t fault this book, I honestly can’t. The characters are exactly what they need to be for a thriller, complex with an air or mystery. As the story is from multiple POV, the character development is still quite in-depth despite being a plot centric novel. The ending is brilliant, but I have heard that is what Clare Mackintosh is best known for. I am so happy I discovered this book! Now I can grab a copy of I Let You Go and I See You knowing the author delivers quality work.
Have you read Let Me Lie yet, or any of Clare Mackintosh’s other works? Let me know your thoughts 😊
Overall Rating:￼￼￼￼ ￼￼ ￼￼☕☕￼￼☕☕☕ 5/5 teacups
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