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Silent Lies

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The book was slow and boring but at least I was able to finish it. But the whole ending was confusing. The "twist", albeit surprising, just didn't make sense. 

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Kathryn Croft for a copy of "Silent Lies" in exchange of an honest review.
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Who, exactly, is Alison and why has she appeared in Mia's life now?  Did Mia's husband commit suicide five years ago or not?  This is a well paced thriller with a good twist.  No spoilers from me.
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A jaw dropping psychological thriller that reeled me in from the very first page.  Oh my word what an absolutely brilliant read this was.  So much going on through the book and the ending was just fantastic.
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Mia Hamilton had a beautiful life with her husband Zach and their daughter and the one night Zach commits suicide. Coincidently on the same night one of his students disappears. 
Five years later Mia has finally gotten herself together and is finding her way in a new relationship and a new business counselling other struggling people. A new client should be routine but when Alison tells Mia that Zach did not kill himself, Mia’s world falls apart again. 
Katheryn Crofts books are always a treat to read and this one was no different. A story that is so well developed you have no clue what’s unravelling in front of you. This book leaves you trusting no one and questioning everyone. At some stage throughout this book I suspected every single character! The final chapter is a head spinner! This is a fantastic read.
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That thud you just heard was my jaw hitting the floor. EPIC twist, brilliantly written and completely devoured in a day. Can’t wait to read more by this amazing author.
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Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft is a gripping psychological thriller.  Two narrators, a clever plotline and an ending that I certainly didn't see coming.
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Thanks to netgalley for the ARC of this thrilling book! This is the 6th thriller by Ms Croft, and once again she did not disappoint.  Well written, gripping from beginning to end.  Speaking of which.... did not see the end coming! Recommended!!
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Really enjoyed reading Silent Lies, kept my attention ll the way through to the surprising end
Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC in return for an honest review.
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A tense thriller that really keeps the reader guessing.
Thanks to Bookouture and Netgalley for this ARC.
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I cant say this book gripped me from the very beginning but it was interesting enough to keep me going. I didnt overly like any of the characters so when something bad happened to them, I kind of liked it. But I was really happy with the ending and Kathryn Croft remains an author I keep my eye out for.
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Thank you to Netgalley, the publisher and the author for the opportunity to read this book in return for my honest opinion.

I have read other books by this author and liked them, so I thought I would enjoy this one.  I didn't really like it.  I found the storyline predictable and I did not like the characters, Mia and Alison bothered me.  I found the story dragged on and I just wanted to get to the point.  I did finish it but it wasn't my cup of tea.
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Thank you for the opportunity to read and review this title.  Unfortunately, I was not able to finish this book which means I will not be able to review it.  I truly appreciate the opportunity and apologize for the inconvenience the lack of review may cause you.
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I've had great luck with mysteries  lately. This was another good one that I read. It has definitely  kept me up late tonight. This is told with dual pov's: Mia--who's is the wife of the suspect and Josie--the victim. Mia's  world comes to a shocking stop when her new client, Alison, makes the claim that Mia's  husband didn't  commit suicide. Alison happens to be the ex- roommate  of Josie's. Mia can't  decide whether she trusts Alison claims but wants so desperately  to have the answers about what happened  between Luke  and Josie. It's hard as the reader to trust Alison,as well, because you hear all about her from Josie's  pov. Do we trust her? Or is there something  else going on? I thought the writer did a great job of keeping  you guessing throughout  the novel. Through  Mia's  and Josie's  journey, I hardly  knew who to believe  nor did I see the ending coming. That was a great surprise! 

*Thank you to the publisher  and Netgalley  for an ARC in exchange  for  an honest  review.
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This is a good modern thriller with plenty of twists and turns. I enjoyed the story which held my interest to the last page.
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A boring book about nothing, that could have been written in half the words. Rare is it that I really did not like the books I read
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Gripping storyline, with plenty of twists to keep me guessing to the very end.
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This book has the guessing that you see in "Gone Girl" and "The Girl on the Train."
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Silent Lies is the latest novel from Kathryn Croft and from the beginning we are thrown straight into a strong and thrilling plot. Mia, Zach and Freya are the perfect family until one day Zach suddenly commits suicide. Mia is left behind picking up the pieces of his indiscretions and putting her life back together. Five years later and life is finally starting to settle down and Mia is in a relationship with the lovely Will and working as a counsellor. One of Mia’s new clients, Alison seems to know a lot about her and her late husband, who she claims didn’t kill him self.
This session with Alison, throws Mia’s life in to disarray once more. How did she know Zach? Did he kill himself? Why come forward five years later. What begins is a compelling thrilling which grabbed me and drew me in to a complex plot which left me guessing and amazed at what was occurring. I loved the flash backs to the past and delving more in to what at first appeared to be a suicide. Secrets are uncovered and it shows you don’t always really know the ones you love.
Croft managed to build tension and suspense throughout which had me turning pages late in to the night, desperate to find out howthe characters were linked and how their stories were connected. No stone was left unturned and I was literally at the edge of my seat with some of the discoveries I made as I read on. This was a very cleverly written book, whilst it wasn’t fast paced it remained intriguing and fresh, with enough twists and turns to keep me guessing until the end.
Silent Lies is an incredible psychological thriller with fascinating characters and back stories. While the characters weren’t always the most likeable, each had their place within the story and added to the general tension and suspense throughout. This was a well thought out and clever novel and is well worth a read.
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Mia thought she had a good life. She was happily married to Zach, with  two year old daughter Freya, she adored. All in all everything was going well. Everything changed when Zach committed suicide in the flat of Josie, one of his students-a student he was rumoured to be having an affair with and who disappeared without trace. The suspicion was that Zach had killed her before killing himself.

Five years on Mia is starting to feel she is back on track. She is in a new relationship, all is well with Freya and she has her own business as a councillor. When Alison, a new patient arrives and tells her that she knows Zach didn't kill himself. Mia now tries to find out what really happened whilst trying to protect Alison from an abusive relationship but discovers that Alison may not be as reliable as she seems.

Told from Mia's perspective in the present & Josie's perspective in the past this was an absorbing read and I couldn't put it down before I found out the truth- which was something I didn't see coming. Thanks to Netgalley & the publisher for this gripping read.
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A boring and uninspired read for me.
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