“The Lie is a story of discovery, intrigue and makes you question who you can trust!”

 

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Jane Hughes has a nice life working in an animal sanctuary and enjoying a fledgling relationship with a local teacher. Everything appears to be going well. But all is not as it seems; Jane is really Emma and her life was turned upside down five years ago after a trip to Nepal with three friends turned into an ugly experience. Now the past is catching up with the present and Jane is receiving messages from beyond the grave.

The story is told in two timelines, the present day and five years previously. It’s brilliantly done. The suspense is built up with a drip feed of information in both timelines and brought together to collide in a stunning finale.

The brilliance of this story is that it is just so plausible. Attractive charismatic male able to prise open the cracks already appearing in the relationships of four girlfriends. Taylor delves into female relationships; the petty jealousies, competitiveness, mistrust, and we watch in horror as they crash and burn.

The characters are brilliant, each demanding different emotions as they move and change through the story.

This is such a dark suspenseful tale with some gruesome violence. It is utterly gripping with echoes of The Beach by Alex Garland and anyone who has travelled the backpack route may find themselves thinking; ‘there but for the grace of God…’

If you like psychological thrillers then I cannot recommend this one highly enough.

 

Reviewed by:

Sandra Foy

Added 6th July 2015

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The story alternates between Janes life now and what happened leading up to and the girls’ trip to Nepal. The four girls all want to escape from something in London but for some of them the question is what exactly.

The characters felt real, I felt I was there with Emma, dealing with the stalking in the present and the oddities in Nepal.

As I got further through the book, I could tell the story was building to the climax and knew there had to be a twist but I didn’t know what. Then revelation after revelation came in Nepal….I just wanted to keep reading.

A cracking read full of suspense and intrigue. I’ll be reading The Accident very soon – I’m ashamed to admit I’ve had it for nearly a year; now I have an idea of what I’ve missed.

I got an Advanced Reader Copy from Netgalley for my honest opinion

 

Reviewed by:

Claire Knight

Added 4th May 2015

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