The Lie by CL. Taylor

the lieblurb from, please scroll down for my review.

I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes…

Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.

Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.

Jane has tried to put her past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves…

My Review

Part chick lit, part mystery, part psychological thriller, written in the first person with various other characters who also have an important part and in two different time frames which are easily separated so you won´t get muddle up.

The Lie is obviously something that happened a few years ago, but you don´t know what it is, the author reveals snippets of the past,, just at the right moment and just the right amount for you, the reader, to keep on reading and wanting to fin out more. As you read on the characters of each of the four friends are also revealed and you learn to love or not love them. Each character is drawn in a different way to the different characters and their thoughts while they are on holiday together. I don´t want to say anything else so I don´t give anything away. Very good writing. I enjoyed it loads.

This book is an easy read. Thanks to netgalley for an advance reader copy. Check out my review of The Accident


cl taylorAbout the author

C.L. Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son. She started writing fiction in 2005 and her short stories have won several awards and been published by a variety of literary and women’s magazines. Cally works in Higher Education and has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology. She also loves knitting, Dr Who, Sherlock, Great British Bake Off and Margaret Atwood and blames Roald Dahl’s Tales of the Unexpected for her love of a dark tale.


About the book

  • File Size: 779 KB
  • Print Length: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Avon (April 23, 2015)
  • Language: English

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