9 February 2020

Review: THE LIES WE TOLD, Camilla Way

  • this edition published by Harper Collins Publishers 2018
  • ISBN 978-0-00-815909-2
  • 376 pages
  • source: my local library
Synopsis (back cover)

Do you promise not to tell?
A daughter
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behaviour, the apparent delight in hurting others… sometimes Beth is scared of her, and what she could be capable of.

A son
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without trace, and his girlfriend Clara is left desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A life built on lies
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can she find him before it's too late? 

My Take

Plenty of little mysteries in this story. A number of narrators too: Beth, Clara and Hannah herself. A story that unfolds over 31 years, and several settings. So it keeps the reader on their toes.

The focal point is Luke's disappearance and what Clara finds out stems from her attempts to find him.

An engrossing read but I wasn't entirely convinced by the final pages.

My rating: 4.4

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