Review: Let Me Lie

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh Review
Title:
Let Me Lie
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Berkley
Publication Date: March 13, 2018
Genre: Fiction | Thriller | Police Procedural
Synopsis from PRHC
Book provided by publisher

Review: After reading so many promising reviews about Clare Mackintosh’s previous books I found Let Me Lie to be light on suspense with disappointing plot twists and so many lies the whole thing started to feel convoluted. I prefer my thrillers to keep me on the edge of suspense and this one lacked the element of surprise.

Lately anything written and promoted in the same vain as The Girl on the Train, The Woman in Cabin 10, or Into the Water isn’t of interest to me. Those types of books seem to cast a negative light on women – either they are suffering mental illness, abuse, or some unfavourable condition and always portrayed as weak.

The writing was good and I liked the multiple points of view but wasn’t entirely sure the reason for the unidentified narrator because it seemed obvious to me who it was.  I found myself enjoying the parts about Murray and Sarah and their relationship more than anything.

Overall, this book was okay but I will definitely go back and pick up Mackintosh’s I Let You Go.

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