Let Me Lie
by Clare Mackintosh
My rating: 4 stars
Publisher: Berkley (March 13, 2018)
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Genre: Suspense | Thriller
Print Length: 395 pages
The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They're both wrong.
Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their adult daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother’s presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as Anna digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her. She soon learns that nothing is as it seemed.
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Well, I didn’t see THAT one coming! Dark, emotionally gripping and filled with more twists than a roller coaster, LET ME LIE by Clare Mackintosh is suspense that will keep readers on their toes trying to sift out “the answer.”
Flawed characters and an atmosphere of dark turmoil abound from start to finish as relationships are dissected and rearranged in kaleidoscopic chaos.
Anna’s parents' deaths were suicide, just ask the police, but something just doesn’t feel right. Is it just the pain of a loss she cannot overcome that drive Anna into a depression that has her grasping for a different ending for her parents? Could the parents she thought she knew be hiding dark secrets about their lives together or their marriage?
When Anna is driven to dig up the past, someone is trying to stop her, but who would see her as a threat? Could it be the murderer that she is positive exists? How does she convince the police to re-open the investigation?
Just as Anna appears to be losing her grip on reality, her nightmares are about to get very, very real…
Clare Mackintosh has spared nothing in creating a gritty tale that is continually shrouded in a smoky haze of mystery, Not a rapid-fire read, filled with details upon details, living in Anna’s head is definitely NOT a pleasant place to be, but one must admire her tenacity and that sixth sense she doggedly defends.
I found myself wanting to move things along a little faster at times, but not enough to want to miss a single word!
I received a complimentary ARC edition from Berkley!