Haunting and compelling, this psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Gone Girl, Girl on the Train, and Daughter.
Jane Hughes has a great boyfriend, a job in an animal shelter, and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She's happier than she's ever been...but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.
Five years earlier, Jane and her best friends set off on what w...more
Her boyfriend has a daughter from a previous relationship and Jane gets on well with his little girl.
What could possibly happen to threaten Jane's happy and contented life. Lies have a way of catching up when we least expect it and Jane's entire life is based on a lie. Jane was once known as Emi ...more
What I got was a mixed bag of a book to say the least. It's left me somewhat baffled as to where it went in places and why. I shall do my best to express how it impacted me.
I know your name's not really Jane Hughes...
Jane Hughes has a loving par ...more
I would have to say that overall I liked this book. I enjoy a wide range of books and find that mixing things up works best for me. I have been reading way too many romances lately so I was immediately interested in this book because I was in the mood for a mystery. The fact that the cover promises that it will be "Dark and creepy" was really just an added bonus.
I really had a hard time getting into this story as I started reading th ...more
Thank you to Net Galley, HarperCollins UK, Avon and author C.L. Taylor for an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.
The Lie is a suspenseful novel about a British woman who is being stalked five years after a horrifying experience while on vacation in Nepal. It is immediately clear that the events are connected. The tale is told in first person narrative from the point of view of the protagonist Emma (aka Jane). The chapters alternate between the Nepal adventure five years ...more
Jane Hughes was not always Jane Hughes. In her other existence she and a group of friends went on the trip of a lifetime – What happened during that holiday led Jane to change her name and hide away from the world. Now, however, someone has ...more
I snapped up this book without even looking at the synopsis as I enjoyed this authors début novel so much. Pretty smart decision by me as this one was even darker and had a sinister setting that gave me all the creeps that I expect from a psychological thriller!
First Line of The Lie by C L Taylor:
“I know he’s trouble before he even set foot in the building.”
My Thoughts on The Lie by C L Taylor:
The Lie is told in two different timelines – t ...more
After reading "The Accident" which kept my blood pumping fast way into the night I have been silently stalking C L Taylor. From afar I have been waiting for this book to come out, and way hooooo, it came out on Net Galley. I also heard from her publishers in my email account, so hey, I guess they knew I couldn't wait.
I have purposely waited until now to get my reading matter done on this new book from this author as I know many would grab and start reading it right away. I wanted to wait. I want ...more
That's literally the thought that was screaming through my head the whole time I was listening/reading this book. The Lie focuses around Emma and is split into the present where she is working in Wales and known by the name Jane Hughes and four years earlier when Emma went on a holiday to Nepal with three of her best friends and only two of them returned alive. Emma has built a new life for herself as Jane but she sudden;y starts receiving ominous messages and ...more
Ako ste slučajno gledali Znam što si radila prošlog ljeta (1997.), a ne želite se zamarati s time još jednom.. Preskočite ovaj roman. Tada je ta ideja bila interesantna, no ponovno se s njom sresti, ne nudi baš previše zanimljivosti. Likovi, radnja, pripovijedanje.. Ništa što bih mogla izdvojiti kao posebno. Sigurna sam da ću je jako brzo i zaboraviti.
The Lie is the second book from Cally Taylor who debuted with The Accident in 2014 which was a wonderful debut. If Cally was a musician who had an excellent debut album we would be talking about the difficult second album but fortunately for us she is a writer who gets even better with her second book. The Lie is an absolutely brilliant thriller that keeps you guessing all the way to the end, with plenty of twists that keeps you guessing. The telling of ...more
The main focus of this story is about female friendships, and what can happen if those friendships become strained and taken over by competitiveness, jealousy and lack of trust.
Jane (previously named Emma) tries to reinvent her life after the traumatic holiday in Nepal, which she went on with her three friends five years earlier. Unfortunately that is not meant to ...more
I enjoyed the book so much that I plan to ...more
Five years ago, Jane Hughes was called Emma Woolfe and she and three friends set out for the holiday of a lifetime to Nepal. The fun that they were expecting however soon turned into a ni ...more
Five years previously, a different world, a different circle of friends and a summer of change.
A girls holiday, a right o ...more
We meet ‘Jane’, a woman living incognito. She hasn’t even told her boyfriend who she was. Five years ago, Jane went on holiday with a group of close female friends. They went to Nepal and ended up staying at a retreat. The retreat was not what it seemed. Not all of Jane’s fri ...more
Four seemingly benign friends set out for the holiday of a lifetime in Nepal to separate one from an ex-lover whom she is stalking.
But that is not the only reason for this holiday. The main reason is known to only one of the four......
Five years later, one of the four has changed her name and carved herself out a comfortable new life in Wales. She has the job she has always dreamed of, and a promising relationship with a new man in ...more
A tense thriller from author C.L. Taylor, The Lie is a story of friendship, deception, secrets and betrayal.
"A couple of weeks ago I found a picture of the four of us, taken by a stranger outside Kathmandu airport...We all look so fresh faced and hopeful in the photo, and we were. It was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime."
Best friends since university, Emma, Al, Daisy and Leeanne, are heading to Nepal for the holiday of a lifetime, where, in between exploring Kathmandu and treking in Chitwa ...more
What happens when a group of close girlfriends decide to take a trip to help one of them get over a broken relationship?
Nepal seems a great place. Al one of the friends tells them of a great paradise retreat she's heard of in the mountains and they can just chill for a few weeks.
But this trip will be nothing like paradise and soon the friends friendship will be tested far more than they could ever imagine ....
This was very different, told in past and present it w ...more
She receives a letter at work in which its one line content was definitely not what she expected.
A phycological thriller that mixes friendship and trust.
I would like to thank Net Galley, SOURCEBOOKS Landmark and the author C.L. Taylor for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.
I read this book nearly in one sitting, on a 7-hour flight after my own big vacati ...more
A really suspenseful psychological thriller about a group of friends who go off to on holiday to Nepal, where the little splinters in their friendship start to appear as canyons. I quite enjoyed how the story is told in two threads - one of the present day and another of the time in Nepal. I'd recommend this book to anybody who enjoys books like th ...more
Sva sam podijeljena što se tiče ove knjige.
U početku mi je malo dosadnjikava, a onda mi brzinom munje postaje sve napetija i napetija. Kad sam krenula čitati, pomalo su me ove četiri prijateljice i odnosi među njima podsjetile na one u knjizi U mračnoj, mračnoj šumi. To mi se nije svidjelo. Odmah na početku sam osjetila odboj prema njihovom prijateljstvu, baš sam dobila dojam da je lažno i trulo. Sve je nekako prenaglašeno i neprirodno. Najbolje prijateljice, a već na početku (još prije puto ...more