Let Me Lie By Clare Mackintosh
Genre: Mystery, Thriller, Fiction
Pages: 384 pages
Release Date: March 13th 2018
(Skip this) Plot: 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 question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll put her future in danger. Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…
My Thoughts: *I just want to let you guys know that going in to this book you really shouldn’t read the plot of the book. The plot of the book ends up giving away a major spoiler.*
I am sad to say this book ended up being my first Clare Mackintosh book. I solely picked it up because I’ve heard nothing but amazing things about her previous two books. I am so happy to get an arc of it.
This story ends off starting off slow but I promise you that sticking with it is paid off. It gets very action packed in the end. I honestly had no idea how anything was going to turn out. Clare left me completely shocked even until the end of the story. Usually I’m not a very big fan of slow starting books. This book kept me engaged because the writing was so good. Clare does a great job of keeping you on the edge of your seat. I had to know what happened.
This book was the only time I was conflicted with if I felt it was really necessary for the story or not. I did really enjoy Murray’s character. He is the retired police officer that agrees to help Anna figure out what really happened to her parents. I have to say I did really enjoy him as a character. He is so compassionate. He also doesn’t really have the authority to investigate this case but he decides to anyway. He wants to get to the bottom of it just as much as Anna does. Plus the relationship with his wife was very touching to see. I just was a little unsure if his p.o.v. was necessary. I could see it being the case if she decided to turn the book into the series and make him a reoccurring character. I would really enjoy that. I would like to see more with him.
Overall I felt like this was a great read. It had a lot of shocking moments that I did not see coming. I really enjoyed Murray. I do wish the book was based on him over Anna. I will be checking out more of Clare Mackintosh’s books because I’ve heard such amazing things. If they are anything like this book I know I’m really going to enjoy it. Clare has an amazing writing style that I can’t wait to read more from.
*Thank you so much Netgalley for this arc for me to give my honest opinion about it.*