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review 2018-05-13 18:59
Let Me Lie
Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh
Anna parents died within months of each other. They were both suicides but Anna doesn’t believe it’s possible. She believes there is something behind the death of her mother and she starts an investigation into it.
 
I read the words of Anna’s mother who doesn’t want Anna to make inquiries about her death. She fears for Anna’s safety and she doesn’t want the outcome of the truth to be revealed. Where is this voice coming from and what exactly is the truth about her death?
 
 
The mystery starts to slowly reveal itself as Anna receives something in the mail. Was this item sent to be a threat or a call for help? Anna doesn’t know what to think about it while Murray, the retired officer working on her case, is still trying to piece everything together. Other mysterious items begin to arrive and whether they are there to help or hinder, confuse and disturb Anna at a time in her life when she should be enjoying motherhood and mourning the deaths of her family.
 
We all know that once you start lying, it’s easy to continue and that the lies begin to mount one-on-top-of-one-another just like that and that is what happens inside this novel. The truth was somewhere beneath all these layers but where was it? And what would it reveal, when it was finally discovered?
 
I liked the characters in this novel. I loved their craftiness and their spontaneity. They were quick on their feet and quick to act as sometimes, they didn’t have time to pause and think before reacting. I thought the premise behind the novel was enjoyable and entertaining. This was a fun, twisting mystery that kept me on my toes.
 
I received a copy of this novel from NetGalley and Berkley Publishing Group. in exchange for an honest review.

 

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text 2018-03-16 12:10
Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh

Let Me Lie is a true psychological thriller. The suspense, the mystery, the secrets all feed into the story keeping the reader guessing as to what will happen next. There were so many twists and turns that I found myself wanting to skip ahead and see where they were heading. And oh the lies… so many lies. Lies on top of lies on top of lies. Sounds like it could get confusing but it was just the opposite. They all played into the story perfectly. The story is told from multiple points of views. I loved that one of the points of view was unidentified. This kept me guessing as who was telling their story without revealing themselves. From the different voices it was fun to try to tell who was lying, who was telling the truth, and who was telling the story as they knew it whether truthful or not. If you are looking for a psychological thriller full of twists and moment that will make you stop and think…Let Me Lie is the book for you.

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review 2018-03-12 15:57
Let Me Lie - Clare Mackintosh
I was so looking forward to reading this book! I loved the first two books by this author. I thought they were gripping and pulled me in right away.

This book, not so much. There were too many distractions for me. Pages and pages about Sarah who I really did not care for did not add to my reading enjoyment.

At one point, I did think, and glad to see I was wrong, that one narrator was coming back from the dead as a ghost.

This was just an okay book for me. I just wish there had been more suspense and less of the mundane.

Thanks to Berkley Publishing Group and Net Galley for providing me with a free e-galley in exchange for an honest, unbiased review.
 
 

 

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review 2018-02-03 15:22
I See You
I See You - Clare Mackintosh

Zoe Walker sees an advert with her photograph in the paper of the London tube. Who has put it there and why is the next day a picture of another women in the same advert? After the brutal death of a woman, whose picture has been in the advert as well, Zoe contacts the police to unravel the mystery behind these strange occurences.

 

The premise of I See You was so interesting and just the thought of getting stalked by men during your commute was deeply unsettling. And I really enjoyed the story up to a certain point, even though I didn´t particularly like the main character Zoe, who was too whiney for my taste.

 

But then the last 80 pages happened, which included two story twists. The first twist I could have tolerated, despite it being an unrealistic one. But then, literally on the last page, there is another twist, which in a way ruined the book for me.

I get it why Clare Mackintosh has done this, she wants to give the reader (especially the female ones) something to think about after having finished the book. I understand her reasoning behind it. But I would have preferred a sense of closure with this novel and not another shocking revelation on top of a perfectly fine ending. I´m not afraid to admit that I have developed a certain kind of twist-fatigue with regards to psychological thrillers.

 

I See You isn´t by any means a bad book and it is a page turning read, but I can´t help it: I´m slightly disappointed by it.

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review 2017-12-13 20:10
I See You
I See You - Clare Mackintosh

In I See You we have a situation where women are being stalked, and sometimes more, based on a new service that sells their commute details. The basic premise is that most of us do the same things every day (walk the dog at the same time on the same route, sit on the same seat in on the subway, etc.), which makes it easy for people to watch our movements and then use them to do harm. 

 

I liked the concept of the book. I wouldn't say that it kept my heart pounding and it didn't make me look over my shoulder constantly, but it was an enjoyable book. I didn't guess the outcome, so I have to give props there. Although a part of me feels like it was a stretch and I'm not sure there was much justification for the 'who done it' other than to fool the reader. But it's fiction, so I'll allow it.

 

It often drifted back in time, sometimes in the middle of current dialogue, and that annoyed me. While I'm not at all a fan of the 'info dump' method, I think there could have been better ways to introduce some of the information without disrupting the flow of the story. For me, it detracted from the feeling of suspense I was hoping to have.

 

I've seen some comments from reviews that they enjoyed I Let You Go by the same author a bit more, so I'll give that one a shot too.

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