Mar 20, 2018

Book Review: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Publication March 13, 2018, Berkley
Genre: thriller
Anna is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unable to comprehend why they chose to end their lives. Now with a young baby herself, she feels her mother’s presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. (publisher)

My comments: 
Anna can't understand why her father would throw himself off a cliff, not why her mother would do the same seven months later, leaving her alone, devastated, and wondering. A retired cop decides to investigate the cold cases on his own, especially after Anna begins receiving anonymous notes suggesting her parents were not suicides, but murders. 
Plot twists and intrigue enliven this thriller, as we follow the clues to the very surprising end. Anna is believable and the old cop Billy is likeable, characters that engage the reader as the book moves forward.
I gave this thriller 4-5 stars. 

First chapter:
Death does not suit me. I wear it like a borrowed coat; it slips off my shoulder and trails in the dirt. It is ill fitting. Uncomfortable. 

Thanks to Berkley for a galley copy for review.

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  1. This sounds like a great thriller. I'm going to add it to my list.

    1. It has a few surprises for the reader along the way, Pat!


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