Arc Review: Silent Lies

Silent LiesSilent Lies By Kathryn Croft

Genre: Mystery, Fiction, and Thriller
Pages: 309 pages
Published: October 25th
Publisher: Bookouture
Plot: ‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter, Freya. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students, Josie Carpenter, vanished.

Five years later, and Josie is still missing but Mia has finally found some happiness with new boyfriend Will.

Until one day when stranger Alison walks into her life and tells Mia that her husband didn’t kill himself.

Desperate to find out what really happened to Zach, Mia is forced to put her trust in Alison. But she soon discovers that Alison has her own agenda behind exposing the details of Zach’s death. Can Mia really believe anything Alison says?

Mia must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth – even if she risks losing everything she loves.

My Review: So Kathryn Croft’s new book comes out tomorrow and I’m super excited for it.

A month ago I discovered that Kathyrn Croft was coming out with a new book. The moment I found out I got very excited. I ended up reading her book The Girl You Lost earlier this year. I loved that book so much. I ended up giving it 5 stars. So I couldn’t wait to see what Kathryn had up her sleeves this time around. Was I impressed by this book? Let’s find out!

This book ended up impressing me right from the start. I was sucked in right away. It starts off with a prologue of 5 years before the main story. It takes place at Mia, the main character’s husband’s funeral. Here we find out her husband isn’t who she thought she was. Then the book goes back to the present as Mia is trying to live her life until one of her patients tells her that her husband didn’t kill himself.  This sends her on a mission to find out what actually happened the night her husband died.

If you are looking for a book that keeps you guessing then this is the book for you. Kathryn does a great job of leaving each chapter with a cliffhanger ending. That kept me invested the whole entire time I was reading. I didn’t want to put the book down because I had to know what was going to happen next.

Another thing that I enjoyed was the different point of views. You have Mia whose story is being told from the present. She’s trying to discover what actually happened to her husband. The other point of view is from Josie. Josie is one of Mia’s husband’s students. Her story is told from the past while Mia’s husband was still alive. I really enjoyed how their stories came together. At first you don’t know too much about these characters but as the story goes on the truth begins to unravel. I do have to say I enjoyed having the story being told in the past and present. As I said earlier Kathryn loves to write cliffhanger endings. Mia’s story would end and there would be a cliffhanger and then the next chapter would be Josie’s story. So I would have to wait a little bit longer to know what was going on.

The last thing I enjoyed about this book was the characters. They’ve each have dealt with so much that I enjoyed these characters and felt horrible for what they were going through. I wanted to jump into the book and be a shoulder for them to lean on. They’ve both been in some horrible situations that I felt I needed to help them anyway I could. I do have to say Kathryn is great at writing creepy characters. Alison is Mia’s patient that tells Mia that her husband did not kill himself. You read about her in Mia’s POV and in Josie’s POV. She really creeped me out. I did not like her one bit.

Overall I thought this was a great story. I really enjoyed the wild rides Kathryn takes us on with these characters. She is a phenomenal writer. She did a great job of keeping me on the edge of my seat. I made some theories about what I thought happened. I ended up being very off. I really enjoyed that it wasn’t a predictable ending. I honestly can’t wait to read more of Kathryn’s books. I will be looking forward to her next book whenever that may be.

My Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

*Thank you so much Netgalley for giving me an early copy of this book for my complete and honest opinion.*


Have you guys read anything by Kathryn Croft before? If so what is your favorite book by her?


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