The Lies We Told

First of all, I love this author! Her other book, Watching Edie, was incredibly dark and twisty (and unsettling)… one of those books you think about for months after you read it.  This one was a page turner. I started it on a Saturday night, stayed up way too late reading it, and finished it on Sunday afternoon. I could not put it down and needed to know what happened! It’s two intersecting stories, starting in the eighties with Beth who has a secret and a daughter who is showing sociopath tendencies and alternating between present day where Clara’s boyfriend Luke has gone missing. The stories seem so different and far apart (Beth’s daughter Hannah is clearly extremely troubled and we know something goes terribly wrong; meanwhile Luke comes from – or at least seems to come from – that perfect, golden family). So you can’t really imagine how the two storylines are going to intersect… but they do, and it’s glorious… I’ll say no more! There is twist after twist and it’s written so suspensefully (so many mini cliffhangers as we go back and forth between Clara and Beth’s storylines. I couldn’t put it down, it was a really fun read!

Author: Camilla Way