Between the Lies, Michelle Adams
Launch! From the opening pages, this reviewer was hooked.
There are so many subtly creepy things going on in BETWEEN THE LIES that you hardly know where to throw your suspicions. Who is the master manipulator here? Why is no one in this family being honest with each other?
Amnesia is such a handy little tool to utilize in the writing of a crime novel but we promise there’s no need to groan when you see that it has been used once again in the writing of this thriller. It is this incremental seepage of Chloe’s returning memories that’ll give you that delicious slow dawning horror, bringing you gradually round to realize just how complex is this web of subterfuge, manipulation and outright lies. There are some serious manoeuvres being orchestrated around Chloe and as a grieving mother who has just been through enormous physical and mental trauma, the poor woman flounders to establish a foundation upon which to move forward. Chloe has no baseline, and there is a good reason for that.
Piece by piece the enormity emerges of what happened to Chloe and her son in the car accident. All the separate interactions in the lead up were relevant to that day.
There’s much you will need to keep a lazy eye on in the reading of this compulsive thriller, and the style of writing is such that you will want to hunker down and follow Chloe right through to the end. The reader is soon tucked up close with Chloe, and she is someone that you come to rapidly care about.
BETWEEN THE LIES is a very enjoyable read that delivers up all of the good stuff; twists, well written characters, and a purposeful march towards what was there all along.
What would you do if you woke up and didn't know who you were?
Chloe Daniels regains consciousness in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She doesn't recognise the strangers who call themselves family. She can't even remember her own name.
What if your past remained a mystery?
As she slowly recovers, her parents and sister begin to share details of her life.
The successful career. The seaside home. The near-fatal car crash.
But Chloe senses they're keeping dark secrets—and her determination to uncover the truth will have devastating consequences.
What if the people you should be able to trust are lying to you?