Under Lying by Janelle Harris @Janelle_Brooke

Book Description:

In this gripping novel of suspense, the disappearance of a couple’s baby daughter leaves everyone a suspect.

Susan has everything she ever wanted. A loving husband, an angelic daughter and the cottage of her dreams in County Cork. Her picture-perfect life seems too good to be true. And it is.

At a housewarming party with their new neighbours, her daughter Amelia goes missing. As friends become suspects, Susan’s life spirals out of control. And when Amelia’s yellow cardigan is dredged from the lake, every parent’s worst nightmare suddenly seems horribly real.

In the aftermath of Amelia’s disappearance Susan and her husband Paul are not themselves. Someone is hiding something. What if Susan and Paul’s entire relationship was built on lies stretching back years?

Some secrets may be best left buried in the past, but uncovering the truth could be the only way to find Amelia – before it’s too late.

My Thoughts:

I was hooked as soon as I started this book. Susan and her husband Paul are not long in their new home and what should be a nice housewarming to get to know their neighbours better, ends up being every parents worst nightmare.

My heart went out to Susan as her relationship between herself and her husband starts to deteriorate and she is left to fall on the goodwill of her new neighbour.

It’s hard to know what to say about this book as everything definitely isn’t as it seems. The story flicks between Susan’s past and present which gives us more insight into what life was like before she met Paul, as well as how they are coping with the disappearance of their daughter.

My opinions kept swapping through out the novel about certain characters. As more lies and secrets unravel, I was getting more and more gobsmacked trying to take it all in. Towards the end just sent my head in an absolute spin. It had me racing through the pages as the author really messed with my head as to how this was all going to end. Admittedly I did have to suspend my belief with a couple of things but then it is a work of fiction after all and it didn’t spoil my enjoyment.

Under Lying raises the question of how well we really know someone. It had me go through so many emotions as well as had my heart racing with the amount of twists and turns the author threw at me. I loved how the author gently drew me in and could never have guessed the thrill fest that was awaiting me the further in I got. If you like a book that will hook you from the go and doesn’t let you go until you have reached the last word, then this is the one for you.

Under Lying is available to purchase from Amazon. (Please note that link used is an Amazon affiliate link).

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