Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh @claremackint0sh @LittleBrownUK


Book Description:

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:

I am a huge fan of this authors books so did a bit of a happy dance when I found out she had a new one coming out.

The story flicks between different characters, this way we get to know more about each character. One of the characters we get to meet is Murray, a retired CID who takes it upon himself to investigate the suicides of Anna’s parents. He was someone who my heart went out to. His work is a demanding and stressful one and to be honest I couldn’t see how his home one was any different. He lives in constant fear of his wife Sarah taking her own life. She has had many failed attempts and every time he leaves her alone, he doesn’t know if that will be the last time that he will see her alive. It was so sweet to see how much he loves her as not many people could cope with living like that. Sarah my heart went out to also. She knows the constant strain her husband is put through but obviously can’t control how she feels. I think overall the author did a great job in showing what living with mental health is like and it was very much heart breaking.

Anna has been left mixed up and confused by both her parents deaths. She can’t understand why both would do this and is some what angry . She struggles to get her head round it like I think anyone would. By going to the police insisting that they didn’t take their own lives, she opens a whole can of worms.

As always with this author, it’s hard to go to much into detail as after all this is the queen of the big twists. Let Me Lie is no different. There are a few twists and turns that will have you gasping out loud at what you are reading. A great read and am sure fans of the author won’t be disappointed.

My thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.

Goodreads rating 4/5 stars.

Let Me Lie is available to purchase from Amazon.

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