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Lie with Me
February 1, 2018
Lie With Me by Sabine Durrant Hodder & Stoughton Mulholland Books
Mystery & Thrillers Pub Date 11 Jan 2018
Lie with Me is a clever thriller that captures your attention and doesn't let go. You hate Paul from the beginning. He is a compulsive liar, living off of others and always looking out for number one. He has no feelings for anyone but himself, and has little awareness of how others are affected by his actions. As you watch, he digs himself in deeper. A chance dinner leads to a calculated love affair and the promise of more - a trip to Greece where Alice intends to revisit the past. With each lie, Paul becomes deeper entrenched but never does he realize that others can lie as well. As much as I hated Paul, I was fascinated by his journey, his lies, and his relationships. The alternating of past and present narratives kept my interest. Seeing bits of the end made the rest all the more compelling.
Quite a few surprises await readers, including the magnificent twist of an ending. Lie with Me is a wonderful thriller.
5 / 5
I received a copy of Lie With Me from the publisher and Netgalley.com in exchange for an honest review.
Description The British phenomenon and Sunday Times bestseller that has recieved rave reviews around the world.
'If you've had a hole in your literary life since finishing Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this is the book to fill it' Grazia 'Utterly gripping' Daily Mail 'A killer twist' Woman & Home 'I loved every page' Clare Mackintosh
It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home.
And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of...
Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you're trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you - by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it's the lies that cause the real damage...
... well, by then, it could just be too late.
Longlisted for the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Crime Novel of the Year