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Publisher's Summary

Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Clare Mackintosh will be answering reader's questions about writing Let Me Lie.
The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong.
One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life - a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents' deaths ever since.
Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her. By digging up the past, she'll set in motion something that can't be stopped and will soon discover that sometimes it's safer to let things lie....
The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one best seller Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You.
Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Clare Mackintosh will be answering questions about writing Let Me Lie.
©2018 Clare Mackintosh (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group
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Critic Reviews

"It's phenomenal, super-twisty and, incredibly, even better than I Let You Go and I See You." (Jill Mansell)
"Brilliant. Tense and surprising but heartbreaking and sensitively written.... I expect no less from Clare but she seems to get better with each novel." (Gillian McAllister)
"One word - wow! Compelling, twisty and wickedly good, I loved it!" (Alice Feeney)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Simon on 03-14-18

A Real Maze of a Thriller

Rarely have I read a book with quite so many twists and turns, particularly ones that I did not see coming. I will say that for the first hour or two of the book I was feeling a bit dubious about the mother's presence as the blurb describes it but it's well done in the end . . . sneaky, sneaky Clare.

The characters, particularly Murray, a retired police detective are given a warmly authentic feel and the key relationships are built with some considerable care. Told from varying points of view the story repeatedly tempts you into drawing conclusions but then frequently knocks them down. It's very clever writing and in my view her best to date.

Gemma Whelan is of course a high quality narrator and she produces a performance that seals the deal for another five star Mackintosh release.

This is a high quality thriller with strong characters, relationships and plot lines. If, like me, you feel a little dubious about the direction it's taking early on stick with it and if you do get invested in the characters be prepared for a couple of seriously heart rending moments.

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2 out of 5 stars
By Deborah on 04-03-18

Disappointing... slow and just not that good

Really looked forward to the release of this book but was genuinely disappointed. Really really slow in the beginning, so much so that I almost gave up three times. Then picked up a little but just not a good read (listen). A very forgettable book. Didn’t like the majority of characters, and found the plot quite dull too. I wouldn’t recommend this book. It’s not awful... it’s just below average...

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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5 out of 5 stars
By Kay on 04-18-18

Full of suspense

Great story that had me guessing to the very end! Excellent narration brought the characters to life.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Janet on 04-14-18

Very Disappointed

Struggled just can't get through this one.. not sure why.its a lot it disjointed for me

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