Let Me Lie

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Anna , a new mom is coping with the death of both her parents. Her dad committed suicide and a few months later her mom did the same.But Anna was never convinced that both her were suicidal and on the anniversary of their death she receives a letter confirming the same. She approaches a retired detective Murray with whom she finally starts believing that her parents were murdered after all.

Let me lie is narrated by different POV’s which started a little slow for me but picked up pace later on with lots of twists and turns and an unexpected surprise ending. I have enjoyed other books Clare Mackintosh and will definitely look forward to reading more by her.

I would like to thank Berkley...

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Anna’s parents both commit suicide in the same spot just seven months apart. Even though both were considered open and closed cases, Anna isn’t so sure either of her parents would have committed suicide and as a new mother she’s now wanting answers more than ever before. A cryptic note arrives in the mail on the anniversary of her mother’s death that gives her the push to go to police. A retired cop, Murray, quickly takes on the case and starts digging. Both Anna and Murray find out things about the family that they weren’t prepared for and aren’t sure how each piece is connected. I thought this book was pretty...

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Mystery and suspense is my favorite genre and this novel has it all.  From one twist and turn to the next you are kept in surprise and anticipation and then wonder why you didn't see that coming.  Clare Mackintosh is a skillful author to be reckoned with in this genre.
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An excellent mystery with some really interesting twists and turns
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Claire Mackintosh does not disappoint with this new thriller, she is my new fave author of this genre! Let me start by saying whatever you think you know about someones marriage, think again because you never really know the exact truth about anyone. I am going to be a bit vague on details because it is a bit difficult review this book without giving away spoilers. This story is told form a few POV’s which I thought added to the overall mystery. Anna is still reeling from her parents suicide when she receives a cryptic note that makes her question whether or not it was a suicide. Not only was this an unbelievable, what the heck is really going on with Ann’a parents book, it also touches on...

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Clare has done it again. Another great book with the right amount of twists and turns to keep you guessing till the end. She never disappoints. Well done.
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Another well-crafted Thriller by Claire Mackintosh..
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I don't even know where to begin with this. I stayed up late finishing this last night and I can't even tell you the last time I stayed up late to finish a book. I wish I could tell you everything about this book, but that wouldn't be fair. You need to experience this slow burn that ratchets up into a full blown four alarm fire. I hardly ever give 5 stars to books, but this one gets it on Goodreads!

I have not had this much fun with a book in a long, long time. I also pick up books to read that promises a "twist" and never get them. Not only THAT, but I would have bet money that I knew what was coming, with one part I did, but certainly not the other. I really...

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A razor-sharp novel of psychological suspense, from a writer who knows how to craft characters readers care about.
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I loved this book .  Not only is it a good story, but there is so many topics touched upon.   What really happened when Anna's parents committed suicide.   So many secrets, so many lies are told.  There are twists and turns.  I just loved Murray, he investigates threats that Anna is getting  and I  hope he will return in another book

I am still thinking of the ramifications of deceit and other secrets.  How life changes  in a second.

I am not sure why this book isnt pulling in all 5s.  Give it a chance

A great ending is in store for you
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Clare Mackintosh is the NEW go to thriller writer. Each new book she writes, I think it can't possibly surprise me and each book does! Let me Lie deals with heavy subjects - grief, depression, suicide - in a realistic and respectful way. The story told with alternating narrators, keeps moving (although a little slow at first) until the climatic end. Our main character, Anna, is a likable, sympathetic character but it is the side character of the retired detective and his wife that I felt the most for and wish we had more from. My only critique - After the climatic ending, Anna receives another cryptic note but I just don't know what it means. It was a little of a let down after a...

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I really enjoyed this book. I was glad to have the opportunity from NetGalley to be able to read it in advance.
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Clare Mackintosh continues her impressive display in crime fiction. While Let Me Lie doesn’t have the same twisty nature of her first two novels, it is still a well-crafted suspense plot filled with with related-able characters and is sure to keep readers up late into the night.
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Clare Mackintosh is one of my favorite crime writers. Her characters are vivid, her plots brilliant, and the mystery intriguing. However, Let Me Lie was much more of a family drama than her previous two books, which gave it a very different feeling. There was more of a focus on mother-daughter dynamics and family secrets. It wasn't as suspenseful as I was expecting but it was still an engrossing read. However, I did manage to figure out a good portion of the mystery before the reveals. While Let Me Lie wasn't my favorite book of Mackintosh's, I still adore her as a writer and will absolutely be reading everything she writes in the future. If you're a reader who found her...

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Suspenseful & enjoyable thriller from Clare Mackintosh! I’ve read all 3 of her books now and have enjoyed them all very much - my favorite is still I Let You Go! I had some theories throughout this one that ended up being accurate (and a few others that did not), so the OMG-twists kind of lost some of their punch there on me, but didn’t take away from the story overall, which I found to be very well done. I look forward to Mackintosh’s fourth book!

I received an advance copy. All opinions are my own
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Anna is dealing with the recent suicides of both her parents, as well as being a new mom. On the anniversary of her mother's death, Anna's life slowly starts to unravel, starting with a card that makes her question the nature of her mother's death. The more Anna digs, the more she uncovers, or so she thinks.

"Let Me Lie" is an entertaining thriller. I enjoyed the book, but also can't find something to rave about. Overall, an enjoyable thriller worth checking out.

3.5/5 stars
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Clare Mackintosh is a brilliant writer. If she writes it, I will read it.

I hate to compare author’s novels to each other and not take them as original works, but I struggled with that in this case. I Let You Go was an amazing book - it ripped out my heart and brought me to tears. (Bit dramatic? Yes. But true.) This one unfortunately didn’t pan out how I was hoping.

This will be an exciting, twisty thriller to some, but for someone who reads a lot of this genre, I found it to be a bit predictable. There are many twists to be had, and unfortunately, they didn’t work for me. This is a downfall for a reader who loves thrillers and mysteries - I seem to always have my detective hat on and...

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Literally brings cliff’s- edge tension right to the very last page.!
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Well folks, the Queen of the plot twist has done it again!
Two years ago, I read Clare Mackintosh's debut novel "I let you go". It contained what was for me, a 'gasp', jaw-dropping plot twist, and I considered it to be one of my favorite reads for that year. Her second novel, "I see you", which I read last year I enjoyed just as much as the first. Now with her third novel, I realize that this author is unlikely to disappoint me.

When I first started reading this book I thought the author had changed tactics by adding a supernatural element to her story. I was wrong. She has a way of carefully leading you down one path, then letting you know that you...

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There are SO. MANY. thrillers out on the market these days. Some are good. Some are bad. Most are okay. The thing is that when there is a glut in any market, it takes a lot for one particular story to rise above the rest. The odds of that happening with every thriller you read are not very good; for that reason sometimes it is okay to temper your expectations. It is perfectly acceptable to hope for a thriller that will mostly keep you guessing with mostly believable characters and plot and decent writing because they are still entertaining and fill a need for decent books that will get people excited about reading again. This is how I feel about Clare Mackintosh and her latest novel, Let Me...

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