The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.
One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .
You won’t see this twist coming. Let Me Lie is a great read that will play with both your mind and your beliefs.
This novel is the kind that is better if you stop to digest the story bit by bit. Not for skimmers! You don’t want to miss the detail. It will make the twist at the end sweeter.
The main character, Anna, has a lot going on in her life. She has a newborn, her family home at risk from the neighbour’s proposed extensions, and she’s suffering the loss of both parents in separate and tragic circumstances. If this isn’t enough, she is dealing with questions about how her parents died.
Crucial to the narration is the inclusion of an ex police officer whose job it is to unravel the facts from the past. I really liked that the author included a backstory for Murray. It’s a sad one but beautifully woven into the plot to ensure Anna gets the closure she needs to move forward.
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Published by Hachette Australia