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Anna is trying to come to terms with her family’s tragic past. You see, she lost both parents to suicide. Adding to the unbearable pain, it was only within 7 months of each-other. Both having taken their lives in the very same way.
Anna is starting over. She has a new boyfriend and a new baby. New beginnings...unfortunately, the past won’t stay in the past!
On the anniversary of her mother’s death she receives an anonymous and disturbing card:
Suicide? Think again.
Is this someone trying to be ...more
I read " I Let You Go " by Clare Mackintosh a few years ago and LOVED it. The author’s second novel " I See You " has been on my TBR for a while and I am looking forward to reading it too. However, when the opportunity came up to read " Let Me Lie ", I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get reading.
The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They're both wrong.
Anna Johnson is trying to adjust to life without h ...more
With a smidgen of optimism, I finally decided on a 4 star rating for LET ME LIE. But, in all fairness of honest disclosure, at certain points in the book I felt the dreaded THREE STAR rating looming in the distance.
My queen of plot twists, Clare Mackintosh, does not disappoint in the department of surprise. She rules the world of shocking revelations! Where her second novel I See You crossed the line of believability, this new novel only briefly straddles the line. Cross that line mor ...more
First off I want to mention that I absolutely loved I LET YOU GO and was absolutely WOWED by that book and subsequently will read anything that CLARE MACKINTOSH writes! Even though this one didn't quite work out for me I will still read future books by this author.
If I am rating this solely on my review rating system this book gets no more than 2.5 stars from me which I have decided to round down. It was just okay and for the most part it wasn’t an enjoyable read for me. ...more
Truth be told, Let Me Lie didn't do much for me. As psychological thrillers go, this was tepid to the point of going cold. Doubly disappointing as I thoroughly enjoyed the author's first novel, I Let You Go.
Mistakes are made, accidents happen, lies are told. So many lies, it becomes exhausting. A new mom is still mourning the suicide of her father. A few months later, her mother follows suit. Questions remain.
The writing was fine, ...more
Anna Johnson looks into the sleepy eyes of her newborn daughter, Ella. (Clare Mackintosh writes this passage in achingly beautiful prose.) But Anna's motherly joy is suppressed by her heavy grief. It's coming up on the one year anniversary of an unspeakable tragedy. Both of her parents committed suicide.....one right after the other.
You don' ...more
Anna Johnson’s parents are gone.. it has now been over a year since she lost her mother and more than that since she lost her dad. She lives each day for her little girl, Ella and her partner Mark. Thank goodness she has them. Everyone, including the police think her parents died by suicide, but Ella knows differently.. she just feels it. When on the anniversary of her mother’s passing, she receives a note in her mailbox which says “Suicide, Think Again” - Anna feels some ...more
I hate to compare author’s novels to each other and not take them as original works, but I struggled with that in this case. I Let You Go was an amazing book - it ripped out my heart and brought me to tears. (Bit dramatic? Yes. But true.) This one unfortunately didn’t pan out how I was hoping.
This will be an exciting, twisty thriller to some, but for someone who reads a lot of this genre, I found it to be a bit predictabl ...more
The story is told from multiple points of view which is always interesting and since one of the narrators is not identified I found it that much more enticing.
The writing is very good. It flowed well and kept me reading. It had plenty of twists and lots of lies, lots and lots of lies! The main ...more
Both of Anna’s parents committed suicide within a few months of each other — or so she thinks. Retired officer Murray decides to try to help her figure out what happened. The story is told from both their perspect ...more
Anna Johnson is a daughter grieving over the suicides of ...more
Both parents committing suicide at the same exact spot seven months apart seemed a bit strange. Anna extremely missed both her parents but didn't know how much until a horrible reminder arrived in the mail.
This horrible reminder had Anna rethinking the possibility that her parents really didn't commit suicide but had been murdered. She never thought her parents would kill themselves and leave her without them.
Anna asked for the case to be reopened, and a retired policeman, Murray, was taking on ...more
I have read some emotionally driven thrillers in the past, but boy oh boy what the heat on in this one.
I am definitely not going to go into this complex and cleverly written thriller.
You need to go in blind with this one and enjoy the dynamics of this great book.
About 3/4 of the way in you may think, nothing is happening, its like having your camera pointing at something that is times to come near and you want to snap it before you miss it, this was the case in this book, you are poised, waiting ...more
Anna is a new mother that is still struggling with the loss of both of her parents just a year before. Anna’s father had been seen just before he apparently jumped to his death and then shortly after Anna’s mother seems to have done the same thing weighted down with the grief of ...more
The police ruled her parents death a suicide but on the anniversary of their death Anna receives an ominous, anonymous note suggesting otherwise. Is it just a hoax, or is it a clue to what really happened to Anna's parents?
Clare Mackintosh is so well known in the Crime/Suspense genre that you know you're going to get a terrific read. Let Me Lie is no exception, perhaps even better than her previous publications which I loved. Her writing strength is that she creates every day people that we ca ...more
First of all, many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via Edelweiss AND a physical copy! All opinions are my own.
There are a lot of mixed reviews out there for Let Me Lie, but I am so glad I read it. It is very obvious to me that Clare Mackintosh has A LOT of talent. I both gasped and cried during this book, and there were so many things that happened that I was not expecting. It was my second time reading a book by Mackintosh, an ...more
I found the protagonist annoying, the plot unrealistic, and the pace so slow I found myself skimming through chapters trying to find the high points. Even the ending couldn't save this one for me.
Others have responded more positively than I, so don't let this review scare you off. I still have faith that my next venture with this author will have me singing her praises again.
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Imagine losing your father to suicide and then months later, your mother follows with her own suicide in the same place your father chose to end his life?
For Anna Johnson, this was her reality. Trying to cope with this plus the demands of being a new mother having had a baby with her boyfriend is difficult. However, after receiving cryptic notes in the mail. Anna begins to question if perhaps these suicide were more, that more being murder.
The story continues throwing in many twists and ...more
There were moments, toward the beginning in particular, that I was a little confused as to what type of story this was 'trying' to be. Thinking back on those early chapters, I am still a little confused.
A literary sleight of hand perhaps; certain details had your brain going in one direction which, at least for me, ended up being flipped completely on its head. Tha ...more
There are so many ...more
Anna recieves cryptic notes in the mail and begins to question the suicide notes her parents left. There are many ...more
Anna Johnson is still reeling from her parents suicides only seven months apart. A year later she is still grieving but has a baby and is living with a partner. She receives a note on the one year death anniversary of her mother that makes her question the de ...more
This is one of the st ...more
Suicide? Think again.
She begins to think that maybe her parents were murdered. Maybe they didn't both leap to their deaths from the cliff and take that long plunge into the sea.
She finds one retired police officer willing to listen to her. But everyone else thinks maybe she is losing her mind. Maybe the grief is just too much for h ...more
One year it had been – one year since Anna had lost her mother; seven months after she had lost her father. Her grief was a constant, always by her side. Now with two-month-old Ella, she continued to feel the need to talk to her mum, to ask her advice. Anna also wished she could ask why…
But Anna’s doubts about her parents’ method of death hummed inside her – she was sure they wouldn’t have committed suicide; so what had happened; were they murdered? The card delivered on the morning of th ...more
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Clare's debut novel, I Let You Go, is a Sunday Times bestseller and was the fastest-selling title by a new c ...more