Be still my beating heart – what a flipping belter of a read Let Me Lie is.
Here’s the blurb before I start harping on about it …
Sphere (8 Mar. 2018)
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 . . .
The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of I LET YOU GO and I SEE YOU.
My thoughts …
What a bloody rollercoaster Let Me Lie is.
It’s a year since Anna Johnson’s mother committed suicide, just a few short months after, and in the exact same way, Anna’s father, Tom, had taken his life too. Both choosing to jump off the cliff at a local suicide spot.
Anna is now living with her boyfriend and their baby daughter and she is emotionally scared. Every day she is experiencing things that she thought she would have her mother there to support her through and she is slowly falling apart. Becoming convinced that her mother didn’t kill herself, Anna starts urging the police to investigate, but as they do, Anna starts to question everyone and everything.
That’s all I can say about the storyline, other than it’s bloody brilliant.
You need to read it!
As the past meets the present, Mackintosh weaves a web of lies and deceit so delicate and intriguing that you will find it impossible to put down, you will lose sleep but you won’t care a dot because it’s so worth it to be left breathless by the sheer brilliance of Mackintosh’s writing.
I had too many jaw dropping moments to remember through this one, and let me tell you, pre-order it now, this is one you do not want to miss.
My thanks to the team at Little, Brown and Netgalley for my advanced readers copy.
About the author …
Clare Mackintosh 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 is the founder of the Chipping Norton Literary Festival. She now writes full time and lives in North Wales with her husband and their three children.
Clare’s debut novel, I Let You Go, was a Sunday Times bestseller and the fastest-selling title by a new crime writer in 2015. It was selected for both the Richard and Judy Book Club (and was the winning title of the readers’ vote for the summer 2015 selection) and for ITV’s Loose Women’s Loose Books. It is a New York Times bestseller, with translation rights sold to more than 30 countries.
Her second psychological thriller, I See You, was a number 1 Sunday Times bestseller and Audible’s best selling psychological thriller in 2016. Translation rights have been sold to almost 30 countries.
Clare is the patron of the Silver Star Society, an Oxford-based charity which supports the work carried out in the John Radcliffe Hospital’s Silver Star unit, providing special care for mothers with medical complications during pregnancy.
For more information visit Clare’s website http://www.claremackintosh.com or find her at http://www.facebook.com/ClareMackWrites or on Twitter @ClareMackint0sh #ILetYouGo #ISeeYou #LetMeLie
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Oh gawd!! Now I absolutely have to hope like hell a copy of this will be under the xmas tree!!!
Mate, it’s amazing!!!
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wow I can’t believe her third book is on the way! I will read it … thanks for the review!
I know! Doesn’t seem long since her last book 🙂
You’re so lucky getting to read this one already. It sounds fab.
I was completely gripped!