The truth is, we all tell lies… take a deep breath and get ready for the most twisty, tense and unsettling book of the summer.
‘If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over. There are very few books in this world that are impossible to put down. Lie With Me is one of them.’ Tony Parsons
It starts with a lie. The kind we’ve all told – to a former acquaintance we can’t quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home.
And the next thing you know, you’re having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday – swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of…
Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you’re trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you – by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it’s the lies that cause the real damage…
… well, by then, it could just be too late.
Lie With Me is certainly an interesting read.
Paul is not an overly likeable character but then to be fair I can honestly say I didn’t really take to any of them in the story. Paul though is a man out for himself. He is happy to use people and is oblivious to hurting others feelings. He is very self obsessed as well as being extremely selfish. When he was younger he could rely on his looks and charms to get what he wants but as he has got older all that is dwindling away.
I really didn’t like the fact that he was using Alice, who has not been a widow for long, as she can offer him a roof over his head and some sort of money security. I did feel slightly sorry for Alice but then she doesn’t make it that easy for Paul either as, even though she has fallen for his charm to a certain extent, she certainly isn’t in any rush to have him moving in as well as inviting him on a holiday that her and a few of her friends are going on, much to Paul’s frustration of course.
I don’t know what I was exactly expecting from the story due to the book description but I certainly would never have envisioned how it all turns out in the end.
Lie With Me is very much filled with mystery and suspense. It is also how your past actions can come back to haunt you. It certainly is an entertaining read and didn’t take me long to read at all.
Many thanks to Veronique at Hodder for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.
Lie With Me is out on the 5th of July for kindle, 28th of July for hardback and available to pre order from Amazon.