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Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Title: Let Me Lie
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Edition: Print
Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Suspense
Pages: 382
Publication Date: 2018
Rating: ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐


The past nineteen months have been rough for Anna Johnson beginning with of the death of her father.  While out of town for work she received a frantic call from her mother stating that her father was missing only to come home and discover that he had committed suicide seemly out of nowhere.  Seven months later, still coping with her father’s death, her mother goes missing as is found to have committed suicide out of grief in what is called a “copycat suicide.”

On the one year anniversary of her mother’s death Anna is just trying to get through the day with her new baby in peace when the deaths of her parents are brought back up.  Anna begins questioning whether their deaths were truly suicide and realizes that sometimes it is better to just let things lie.

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh started off, for me, as an average mystery/thriller book.  It was a good story, but progressed a bit too slowly for me but I carried on.  I am glad I did because it really picked up and there were so many twists and turns it had me guessing until the very end!  I even thought I had it figured out a few times, but was wrong each time.

The story is told though multiple perspectives, mainly Anna and the officer investigating the case, as well as in past and present timelines.  I enjoy this type of narrative because it allows to the story to be unraveled slowly in front of the readers eyes.

In the end I really enjoyed Let Me Lie, even more so than I did I Let You Go.  I am looking forward to reading more by Clare Mackintosh including I See You.

Thank you to Goodreads and Berkley for the advanced readers copy of Let Me Lie.

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