2018, Reading, Reviews

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh #BookReview

Image result for Let Me Lie Book CoverThe 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 Review


Such an enjoyable read. A lot of the books I read are clever and with great twists and great writing, but unfortunately not all are enjoyable. Being able to get my hands on something that had good writing, great characters, a tight plot and something I enjoyed reading was a rare pleasure indeed.

The atmosphere was intensely creepy and while the characters, especially Caroline, are sympathetic, you can’t help but wonder what’s going on in everyone else’s heads. I must say I felt everyone was a suspect in this book. It rather had that Agatha Christie vibe.

Her trademark twists are out in force. So much so that when you think it’s all over the last page hits you right in the gut!

While I loved this, as I’m sure you can tell, for me it still doesn’t resonate as much as I Let You Go. Clare’s first novel just absolutely blew me away, but maybe this is because this was because it was the first time I’d come across her particular style of writing.

Saying that, I now know that I can pick up any book by Clare Mackintosh and enjoy it. Her writing is a brand in itself and she has thousands of loyal readers & followers. Rightly so.

Now when is her next book due out???

About the Author

Image result for clare mackintoshClare 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. 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. Let Me Lie is her third novel.

For more information visit about Clare’s visit her website:  www.claremackintosh.com or follow her on twitter @claremackint0sh

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Thanks so much for reading!



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