After the Lie

  • by Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by Emma Spurgin-Hussey
  • 8 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Lydia was a teenager, she made a decision that ruined her family's life. They've spent the last 30 years living with the consequences and doing their best to pretend it never happened.
Lydia's husband, the gorgeous and reliable Mark, and her two teenage children know nothing about that summer back in 1982. And that's the way Lydia wants it to stay. The opportunity to come clean is long gone, and now it's not the lie that matters; it's the betrayal of hiding the truth for so long.
When someone from the past turns up as a parent at the school gates, Lydia feels the life she has worked so hard to build slipping through her fingers. The more desperate she becomes to safeguard her family, the more erratic her behaviour becomes. But when the happiness of her own teenage son, Jamie, hangs in the balance, Lydia is forced to make some impossible decisions. Can she protect him and still keep her own secret - and if she doesn't, will her marriage and family survive?

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

LOVED this book.

The story was so engrossing . Exploring the effects covering up a lie since childhood had on Lydia ' s entire life were fascinating. More Kerry Fisher, please.
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- M. Morgenstern

Overall, great! Definitely worth a credit!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I would recommend this audiobook - it has both modern components and also can speak to generations that came to age in the pre-internet age. Good character development, though (and I don't think this will be a spoiler, but want to give that warning just in case) it was really frustrating for me to relate to a character who did not challenge her - in my opinion- completely insufferable mother for most of the book.


Any additional comments?

Only caveats, the storyline takes a bit of willing suspension of disbelief. I also thought it ended a bit abruptly, and would have appreciated a more graceful ending to match the preceding pace of the book.

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- Jenny West

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-16-2017
  • Publisher: Audible Studios