Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh


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…

The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You.

My Review

Anna is struggling with the death of both of her parents within a few months of each other after they both committing suicide. On the anniversary of her mother’s death, she receives an anonymous card causing her to question whether it really was suicide.

It’s so hard to get into details without spoilers so this is going to be one of those books that you need to read for yourself as I would hate to spoil it for anyone. Also with all the drastically varying reviews on this book, I’d say it is best to make up your own mind, I personally feel like it was worth the read!

It is a definite slow-burn psychological thriller but it definitely picks up after part two so stick with it, it is well worth it.

Told from multiple narrators viewpoints the story alternates between Anna, an unknown, and a retired detective named Murray which I really loved. The twists were very well done with some that blindsided me in a really good way.

I read a lot of suspense thrillers so I am used to keeping everyone in the suspects column and generally it always ends up being the person you least expect, and yet knowing this, this book still caught me off guard 😀

When the truth does eventually come to light be prepared, you may need to dab at your eyes 😂

I would definitely recommend it to any suspense/thriller lover regardless of other people’s reviews/opinions. Read it for yourself as it is one you will have to make your on mind up!

Grab a copy of Let Me Lie now and see for yourself! Out now in e-book and hardback with the paperback edition due to be published on 27th December 2018 in the UK.


Many thanks to the author Clare Mackintosh, publishers Little, Brown Book Group UK and NetGalley for my copy in exchange for an honest, independent review.

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