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Emily Klein doesnt know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral. At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death events which led to her own memory loss she begins to suspect that her husbands death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate

But the accident is only the beginning.
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Kindle Edition, 233 pages
Published January 27th 2017 by HQ Digital
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Mark
May 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Hi, I was really pleased to be able to read and review Diane Jeffrey's first book after thoroughly enjoying He Will Find You published a few weeks ago ( fantastic book and some friends have read it since publication and loved it )....it is always interesting to go back and read an authors previous work if you love their current book......

Emily Klein wakes in a hospital bed.......she is told its her husbands funeral, that day, she is shocked!, then more shocked when she is told she killed him!
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Linda Strong
Jan 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emily Klein's husband is dead. She doesn't know it yet .. she's in the hospital. And she has very little memory of the car accident that took his life.

As her sister and best friend rally around her, she tries to make sense of what has happened. But then strange things begin to happen. She gets a text message from her husband .. but the message then disappears. She sees a man wearing an article of her husband's clothing ... but he ran before she could see him clearly. Someone is getting into her
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Sarah Joint
Jan 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The synopsis for this was brief but undoubtedly intriguing. I'm so glad I decided to read it. Full of suspense and drama with rich, developed characters. A great book. I really cared about the characters and had fun trying to figure out what was going on. I've read a lot of books that deal with fractured memory, but this one never felt stale.

Emily wakes up in the hospital with two police officers by her side and no friends and family. At first, she has no idea why she's there. She soon learns
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Bridget
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 01-01-tbr-jan19
I need a sequel please and thank you!! 😬
Eva
Jan 31, 2017 rated it liked it
Lots of twists, turns and red herrings but I feel it needed a bit more depth. As it is, it's a good story but for me it didn't quite achieve the "gripping" level it promises.
Joan
Jan 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
The pre-release information about this debut novel and the blurb that advertises the story content is sparse but never-the-less intriguing, but I never for a moment expected such a high class psychological thriller that kept me guessing all the way through, with many twists and turns, a few red herrings and the odd blind alley that of course was confusing and led nowhere. The storytelling is excellently paced, with a well developed plot which is full of suspense, and the mystery and tension ...more
Kath Middleton
Mar 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Emily wakes in hospital on the day of her husbands funeral. She has survived the car crash in which he died and she was driving. Her memory isnt clear on the moments just before the accident and as that returns, so do traumas from her earlier life. Someone is trying to convince her that her husband is still alive. She doesnt know if she can trust her friends, her family, or even herself. The accident is being investigated by the police but when she fears her house in being invaded by a ...more
Agi
Feb 01, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2017-releases, 2017

At the moment books described as mystery thrillers seem to be very trendy, and I was really lucky as most of those novels that I've read turned out to be really brilliant. Only lately I've read two or three books with similar pattern as this one and the tension in them was incredible, so being on a good roll I requested "Those Who Lie" on NetGalley, as it seemed to ideally place itself in this trend and the very lapidary synopsis sounded more than intriguing, implicating murder, manipulations
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Nicole (Read Eat Sleep Repeat)
Those Who Lie was a whirlwind of a story that swept me up and wouldnt let me put it down.

A plot driven psychological thriller with twists and turns all over the place and cliffhangers at the end of every chapter, this is the kind of book you devour in one sitting. (It took me slightly longer than that, but only because I had to work extra hours those days!) We jump into Emilys story as she wakes up in the hospital only to find out her husband had died, and its her fault. She doesnt recall much
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Erin (from Long Island, NY)
(Quick tip for AUDIO listeners!👍 The narrators were really good, very natural, & added quite a bit in my opinion. If you're looking for a psychological thriller to listen to, not too deep & easy to follow.. Go for it!) Besides that, i guess this was a pretty good book.🤷♀ The main character was likeable & i was rooting for her. The other main players were interesting too & certain relationships made sense. I just wasn't hooked.. It started dragging for me about 1/2 way in. I was ...more
Susan Angela Wallace
Jan 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Those who lie by Dinah Jeffrey is a mystery and thriller and general fiction (adult) read.
Emily Klein doesnt know her husband has died until the day of his funeral.

But, as she pieces together the events before his death events which led to her own memory loss Emily begins to suspect that his death may not have been such a tragic accident after all.

If only she could remember

The question is: are there some memories which Emily should leave alone?
This was a really good read with good characters.
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Angela
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
Emily Klein doesn't know her husband Greg is dead until the day of the funeral. From her hospital bed, she doesn't yet know that she killed him. Once home and beginning to recover from the dreadful car crash, she sees her husband at a distance, in coffee shops, around town and in his car, yet when she gets home the car is on the drive. Posts appear on his Facebook account and she begins to get text messages from him, it can only be him as he's the only one who called her Alice when her name is ...more
Diane Merritt
Jan 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Great book.. keeps you guessing!! If you love twist and turns then this book if for you!

Thanks to Net Gallery for a pre-release of this book
Lady Delacour
Interesting story.
Held my interest.
Glad I listened.
Just wasn't wowed.
Listened with TTS.
Foul Language.
Grass monster
Mar 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love to read the odd Thriller and as I liked the sound of the blurb, I was happy to give this a go.
When Emily Klein, wakes up in hospital after a car crash, she doesnt remember much and is devastated to find out her husband died in the crash. As the weeks move on, Emily thinks her husband is still alive, she gets texts from his phone, messages from his facebook, someone has been in her house, she keeps getting glimpses of him whille out running and thinks she is being followed. Emily starts
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Rebecca
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Originally reviewed on Hummingbird Reviews.

Those Who Lie by Diane Jeffrey is a complex and clever puzzle of a novel that I was incredibly eager to figure out. So many secrets, teasing and taunting, had been hidden between the pages, revealing themselves only when the author gave them permission to do so, and always just at the right time. It's safe to say that Those Who Lie begins with a bang. In a harrowing scene, we're introduced to Emily Klein, the leading lady of this novel, and Jeffrey
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Yvonne (It's All About Books)
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Finished reading: January 17th 2017
Rating 3,5qqq

Everything looks the same, but everything has changed, she realises with a jolt. She has the strange impression that she has just stepped into someone else's life.

*** A copy of this book was kindly provided to me by Netgalley and HarperCollinsUK in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ***

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Sonja H
Sep 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
Well written and enjoyed even though I figured out who was messing with the main character early.
Katherine Sunderland
At the moment there is a trend to follow the title of a new books with claims of unexpected twists, psychological thrills, or that it is the next big "Gone Girl" release. Not only does "Those Who Lie" not do this, it also carries one of the most brief blurbs I have come across in a while. The effect? I want to read it even more.

"Those Who Lie" could easily carry a subtitle along the lines of "Be warned, this psychological thriller is full of secrets, lies and memories....Who do you trust when
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Tina
May 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Emily wakes up in the hospital with no recollection of how she got there. Two police officers sit by her bed, wanting answers that she cant give. There was a car accident. Her husband Greg is dead. And she is the one who killed him. The only thing Emily can remember is there was an argument before the wreck. She told Greg something she cant tell the cops. She told him that it was her father. Her father whose death she also caused over fifteen years ago.

As she tries to move forward with her
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Jacob Collins
Feb 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Diane Jeffreys debut, Those Who Lie, is perfect for fans of Fiona Bartons The Widow, a tense story that will have you gripped right up until the final page.

I was excited to read this book after spotting it on social media and I was lucky enough to win a copy on publication day thanks to the publisher. I wasnt disappointed.

In Those Who Lie, Emily Kleins husband has been killed in a car accident. She awakes in hospital to find two policemen seated beside her bed intent on questioning her. They
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Saarah Niña
Emily Klein didn't know she had killed her husband until the day of his funeral.

She's lost her memory of the event but, she knows that she has to figure out what it was Greg, her husband, told her before he died. This is no novel experience for her, she's already once been charged with the murder of her father- an act done in self defence. As she attempts to solve the family drama, she runs into her past as you would expect. And she soon finds the answers to the questions she had stopped asking.
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Ems. (afternoonbookery)
Feb 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
*Thanks to netgalley for a review copy*
Emily Klein doesn't know what her husband is dead, until the day of his funeral when she wakes in hospital with no knowledge of what happened, or that she killed him. Her memory has gone, and she is struggling to cope when she can't even remember the accident that changed her life once more. However with the support of her nearest and dearest you would think that all would be plain sailing. No.

Strange things begin to happen, It doesnt seem that her husband
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Jeremy Stewart
Feb 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for my honest review*

This is the first book I have ever read from this author.

Let's start with the cover. You see a wedding band with a crack in it. Definitely gave me a chilling feeling before I started reading it.

I must say this was a very solid thriller. This had arguably the best starting sentence I have ever read. "Emily Klein doesn't know she has killed him until the day of his funeral."

Overall I loved Diane's writing. Coming in
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Jayme Teague gauthier
Apr 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
I liked this book. I liked the story, the mystery, the second guessing myself, and the confession in the end 😳. I HATED that the whole book was told in third person! I felt like you couldn't connect to the characters as much and it wasn't a smooth read.
Mary J Stanton
Jan 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Interesting

Really enjoyed this book, kept my interest, interesting characters, kept me guessing who done it pretty much to the end!
Claire
An average book, nothing remarkable, but better than a lot of others. The story was rather original and contained a lot of twists.
Magi
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a great read I have given it five stars. Well written and the story keeps you on the ball until the last page.
Alison
Mar 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
The synopsis of this dragged me in immediately .. imagine waking up in hospital with police offers next to your bed only to find out your husband is dead, you have no memory of it and then find out they think you killed him!

She was the driver when their car crashed, he didnt survive the accident.

Emily has a history fraught with issues of anxiety, depression, childhood trauma so having memory loss just adds to her delicate state. With the help of her sister Amanda and her best friend Pippa by her
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Tansy
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Really worth reading

This book was so exciting I read it in one day. So many twists and turns. I truly had a hard time figuring out what was going on. Was she crazy or were these things really happening? I'm not saying more than that for fear of spoiling something for the readers. Half way in I had a strange feeling about what and who was happening. Anyway, this is a fast read. Make sure you start early or you will be reading until early hours in the morning making it hard to get up for work.
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USA Today Bestselling author Diane Jeffrey grew up in North Devon, in the United Kingdom. She now lives in Lyon, France with her husband and their three children, Labrador and cat.
All three of her psychological thrillers, THOSE WHO LIE, HE WILL FIND YOU and THE GUILTY MOTHER, were Kindle bestsellers in the USA, Canada and Australia and in the top 100 Kindle books in the UK.
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