THE LIES WE TOLD by Camilla Way {Review}


Publisher: Berkley
Release Date: October 9, 2018
Source: Review copy from the publisher
Rating: ★★★★½


The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide…

A daughter. Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, 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 a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is 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 Clara find him before it’s too late?


THE LIES WE TOLD is a gripping and emotional psychological thriller, told mainly from the POVs of two women thirty years apart. Both are faced with a terrible situation. In present day, Clara’s boyfriend Luke has gone missing without a trace, while back in the 1980s, Beth is struggling to raise her very troubled daughter. But how are they connected? Secrets and lies rarely stay hidden forever, as Clara soon finds as she searches for clues to Luke’s disappearance.

This book is dark and unsettling, in particular Beth’s dilemma with her daughter, Hannah. What’s a mother to do? Ugh! I was impressed with how the author wove the many threads of this suspenseful mystery together, and just when you think things have reached a conclusion — hold on! This is the second book I’ve read AND loved by Camilla Way. Eagerly anticipating her next!

Disclosure: I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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