One More Lie
How do you live with yourself as an adult when you were convicted of murder as a child?
And when you can't remember the crime...
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU'RE GUILTY?
Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her crime – and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment.
It’s the reason she’s been given a new name, a new life. The reason...more
ONE MORE LIE by AMY LLOYD is an engaging, dark, suspenseful, and thrilling psychological suspense novel that immediately grabbed my attention and held taut right to the very last page. I was hooked right from the very first page and was racing through those pages as fast as I possibly could to see exactly who was deceiving who. The short chapters definitely helped to make this a fast-paced and quick read whilst ratcheting up the intensity level as the story pro ...more
One More Lie is a fast-paced, suspenseful engaging and chilling read. From the very first pages, I was hooked wanting to know about the tangle of lies that lead to one more lie.
The premise of this story is disturbing and chilling here with the thought and reality of children so young committing crimes. I was fascinated by the unhealthy and toxic relationships here between the characters at a young age and the impact it had on them after a crime was committed. Amy Lloyd did push that un ...more
One More Lie tells the story of Charlotte, a woman now in her late twenties that has just been released from prison. The twist with Charlotte’s story though is she doesn’t actually remember whethe ...more
Disturbing and Shocking!
This book tells the story of ‘Charlotte’ and Sean, 2 adults released back into the world after serving time, time for a murder, a murder they committed as children, they murdered a child, a disabled child
The story cannot help but be uncomfortable reading due to the nature of the story,,both are not likeable in any shape or form, yet the story is fascinating as it is abhorrent as it unfolds and goes from then to now and you learn more and more what really did happen that d ...more
Charlotte and Sean at the age of 10 were convicted of murdering their classmate. Charlotte spends time in jail for the crime but doesn't remember doing so and has blocked the event out. Recently on parole, Charlotte is trying to put her life together and moves into a halfway house while keeping a job. Everything seems fine for Charlotte until she continues to think about Se ...more
Charlotte is finally free from prison. As a child she was conv ...more
Lloyd's psychological thriller, One More Lie was both interesting and horrific at times. With an unreliable narrator both from, not one, but two point of views, it keeps you on edge guessing who the bad guys are or if the bad guy even exists.
With memory loss, denial, and an upbringing that was less than stellar, both MCs keep you wondering which one is evil and which one was an angel an ...more
There’s a childlike quality to Charlotte and a confrontational layer to Sean and the author keeps you wondering about where the responsibility lies for the horrific events of years ago.
This is a novel of layered personality, nature and nurture and is cleverly plotted to keep things edgy until the truth is revealed.
Great wr ...more
When Charlotte was a little girl she and her best friend, Shaun were convicted of the kidnapping and murder of a young boy. There were people who blamed Shaun and people that blamed Charlotte but more than anything everyone felt sympathy for the mother of the son.
Charlotte is now on parole and ready to move forward and put the past behind her. She has a new identity and is living in a halfway house but has ...more
The POV goes back and forth from past to present and also through Sean's eyes at various moments. Charlotte's main line has her a bit of an unreliable narrator as she cannot remember the past to reconci ...more
This book had me from the first page and didn't let go until the last word.
*May cause paranoia
The characters were so well built and the scenes were so incredibly and darkly set.
Thank you #Netgalley, the author and the publisher for my free ARC in exchange for my honest review, which is I loved this book and could not put it down. Finished it in one day. Highly recommend!
One More Lie is a disturbing, creepy, sinister slow burn with deliciously increasing suspense that ends with a startling punch-to-the-solar-plexus kind of twist.
I was so mind-blown by the author's capability to create an eight-year-old like Lilly with such precision, and building her up into the woman she is today. Amy Lloyd created this fascinating chara ...more
The problems I had with it:
As with a bunch of books I've read recently, there's just NO way that kids this young could pull something off like this. I didn't find much that was happening to fit with their stated ages. Maybe I'm wrong, but it just wasn't believable to me.
I thought the punishment for the crime(s) didn't really match their ages and their actual involvement. You can ...more
Charlotte Donaldson is on parole again and this time, she wants to make sure she does not endanger her freedom. Living in a halfway house and wearing an ankle monitor, she is uneasy in social situations. Due to her long time in institutions, Charlotte does not do well without a strict, regimented schedule. Despite her anxiety, she begins her new job and continues seeing her therapist, Dr. Evelyn Isherwood. The one thing Charlot ...more
I have heard so much about The Innocent Wife and haven't had a chance to pick it up yet, but I wil look into after reading this novel.
Charlotte and Sean have both done things in the past. They have paid the price, but now they are out of prison and are starting their new lives. But it's hard to keep the past locked up when it's full of secrets...
A job well done to Amy Lloyd! I always love novels that have multiple timelines because I enjoy the switching back and forth between past and ...more
I was a tad bit disappointed in the ending. The author handled some difficult subje ...more