Between the Lies

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 05 Mar 2019

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2019 is off to a great start for books! I have already read several excellent novels and cannot wait to keep reading. Be sure to follow me over on Instagram because I often talk about what I am reading, you can follow me here.

I am so excited to talk about these upcoming suspense novels that will have your heart pounding in fear! Clear your calendars because you won’t want to do anything but read once you get these books in your hands.

Between The Lies by Michelle Adams scared me. The main character wakes up in an unfamiliar place with people she doesn’t know and she doesn’t remember how she got there.  She’s been in a coma for a month and is the victim of a car crash. There are so many questions right from the get-go.

The people around her are strangers and she doesn’t trust them. So who are they? And what do they want with her?

I loved the premise for this book!

Here’s the official synopsis:

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.  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 trust are lying to you?

This novel is dark and creepy, a must-read for fans of thrillers and suspense.
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This book was a very interesting, page turning novel. It revolves around a women named Chloe who wakes up from a coma after a month and has no memory. Her father is a prominent psychiatrist, she has a mother and also a sister. Finally she is able to come home to her parents home. She is in her mid thirties, and slowly things begin to come back to her but she feels her family is lying to her about her past. Slowly things are revealed but she still does not trust her father especially even after some very big reveals he is still lying to her. I do no want to give away any spoilers but I recommend this book. It was well written and there were twists and turns even at the end. The only thing I felt lacking was a more in depth backstory of the main character Chloe. It is revealed what happened to her and all the lies she was fed but I would of liked to know more about her and when she was younger and how she got involved with her significant other. I want to thank net galley for this ARC which I received for an honest review
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Thank you Net Galley and St. Martin's Press for an early release of Between the Lies.  So very slow for much of the book but after about 65% on the IPAD, it took off and WOW I loved it!!! Just wish it didn't keep repeating the same stuff .  Stick with the book, you will be GLAD you did.
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Enjoyable book. Gradual build up of tension throughout the book. Lots of "who do I trust" moments which is constantly changing as the book progresses. I did guess around 1/2 way 'whodunnit' but still enjoyed the journey of finding out that I was right!
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I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. Chloe wakes up from an accident and can't remember a single thing. She is putting her trust in parents she doesn't remember to help her out the pieces back together again. She begins to doubt who to trust, and the nightmares she is having. Are they just dreams or real? A really enjoyable read.
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The weakness in this book is that the characters are never really developed enough for you to root for one, especially the men. In between chapters is the thought process of one of the men in the amnesia victim's life. It was easy to guess who it was but hard to care. Everyone in the story lies, some outrageously,making the characters pretty unlikable or ambiguous.

Copy provided by the Publisher and NetGalley
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A huge thank you to NetGalley and St. Martins Press for giving me an Arc of this book in exchange for my honest review. Lately all the books in this genre, that I have read, have fallen flat for me and thankfully this one was written to get me out of that cycle. 

Toxic Relationships
Lies to Mislead
Lies to Protect

Those are a few phrases that cover this book. You don’t really know who to trust or what really happened because the man character, Chloe has lost all of her memories in an accident and slowly recovers them through out the book. Of course, this concept has been done before but this time it is done very well and in a logical way. You can feel the frustration of Chloe as she fights to learn what happened to her. The more she finds out, the more confused she becomes. She has no way of knowing who is lying to her and who is telling the truth. 

This was written is such as way that I had a movie of it playing in my head as I read. I finished it in 3 hours because I could not put it down. Even though I did figure out what was going on long before the end I really enjoyed reading this book and definitely recommend it.
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Chloe wakes up in hospital following a serious car accident.  She cannot remember anything - even her name.  When you have no history, who do you trust? Who is lying to you and why?  Fascinating and fast paced suspense novel with plenty of twists and turns.
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Between the Lies # NetGally
Michelle Adams

Well, your second book, in my eyes, is a great read. To say I enjoyed it is obvious. I loved the main character, Chloe. She had such courage throughout all her hardships. To figure out that all those closest to you were lying to you, makes you want to protect her. She is a very insecure, vulnerable young woman who loses her memory and struggles to recover it. 

“Now I see everything through different eyes. Back then I thought there was no hope of remembering who I was. Who I am. But now, I know that hope resides in the darkest of places. You just have to be prepared to search in the shadows, because alongside them, you will always find the light.”

This to me sums up the message of Between the Lies. A resounding 5 stars.

Thank you to NetGally, the author and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to read an advanced copy in return of an honest review.
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Incredible book, wonderful story, excellent characters.  I can't say enough good things about this book.  From page one I was hooked.  Riveting and suspenseful, but all good things must come to an end.  Going to check to see if this author rote any other novels,  hope so,   Ten star rating from me!
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I know there have been so many amnesia books on the market over the last several years but this is one that shouldn't be missed! 
It's one thing to wake up and not have any idea what's going on but it's another to wonder if your family is actually trying to keep you from remembering who you were before your accident. 
When Chloe begins to catch her family in lie after lie she struggles to find someone who can help her realized exactly what happened and what part she played in the accident that took her memory. As the past slowly starts to come back to her in pieces she beings seeking out the help of others and is shocked at what she discovers.
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Fast pace read, left you wondering what was truth and what wasn't.  Good read, if you are looking for a mystery/thriller  Ending was  bit rushed.
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Thanks to Netgalley/Author/Publisher for ARC of the book.

Well written Suspense book. Hats off the the author. I wont call this a thriller since i found the middle of the book repetitive and slow moving. The happily ever after ending was  gives a feel good feeling, does not fit in well with the tone of the plot. I liked the book for the twist in the end with what constitutes to the car crash and events after. Look forward to other books by this author.
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Between the Lies opens with a woman waking in hospital and being told her name is Chloe. She has no memory of her life, of what has come before or her place In it. Adams clever use of descriptive writing takes the reader into the swirling mist of Chloe tries to remember the accident that caused her injury and killed her son.Her growing realisation that she was standing over her son outside the car starts the mystery of what actually happened. 
Adams has crafted a clever, well written mystery that keeps the reader guessing right up until the end. The characters are well rounded and the plotting keeps the novel moving forward without feeling forced, as Chloe begins to regain her memory. As Chloe regains her strength there is an undercurrent of evil as she realises that something is being kept from her.
Michelle Adams has written a clever mystery that keeps the reader engaged and guessing until the end. Keep your eyes open for this novel coming out in early March 2019.
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Between the Lies is a riveting story about a woman who wakes up after an accident with no memory of her past. She really doesn't trust anyone and she instinctively feels that her parents are lying to her about some very serious issues that have something to do with her predicament. The characters are perplexing, gloomy and well developed with suspicious undercurrents. This is one of those novels you don’t want to put down. The author hooked me in from the very first page and held my interest throughout the entire story. I think this is an excellent book. I highly recommend it. Thanks to Netgalley and the publishers for this book in exchange for an honest review.
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Wow what a suspenseful read... at first I had no idea how this book was going to turn out but after the first chapter I was hooked. I loved the different characters perspectives. You truly did not know what kind of lies these characters were telling to others and even to themselves. A must read! Kept me guessing until the very end.
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Thanks Netgalley, the author, and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is a creepy/dark thriller that had me turning pages to reach the end as fast as possible. 

The main character woke up in hospital with no memory and all those around her paint her life as picture perfect, only problem is that she soon has glimpses into her past and it has nothing to do with the lies she has been told.

The plot is pacey with plenty of twists and turns and a satisfactory ending, recommended read.
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Thanks to Netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review.

I thought this book was excellent. It is about a woman who has awakened after a bad car accident with no memory of her previous life or the details of the accident. She is staying with her parents and younger sister and no one is telling her the truth about her past life or what happened. She starts piecing things together and the story unfolds. 

This was a real page turner. I couldn't put it down. There were so many twists and turns and new information kept being discovered. It definitely held my interest throughout. I am now planning to read this author's first book and looking forward to her next.
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When Chloe awakens from the lengthy coma she's been in since the accident that killed her young son and left her with a traumatic brain injury, she has almost total amnesia.. Not only can she not, at first, 'remember that she had one., or a husband or career , much less the accident itself. But her father, an eminent psychiatrist whose specialty is the reconciliation of memory, with drugs and hypnosis to erase past traumas, thinks this is an opportunity to help his daughter forget the past and move on with her life. Because there are secrets that he - and everyone else in Chloe' s immediate circle - prefer she never remembers.
Entirely predictable and not especially original in terms of plot and characters.
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Between the Lies is my 1st Michelle Adams book I've read, thank you NetGalley and the publisher for providing me an ARC of Between the Lies in exchange for a fair, honest review. 

Chloe has just survived a near death experience and does not remember who she is, or what caused her accident that left her with a brain bleed and severe brain injury. She doesn't know who she can trust but she feels instinctively that her parents are lying to her about some very serious truths that led to her current state. Her father giving her a type of therapy that leaves her confused and foggy is very concerning for multiple reasons. Relatives should never treat family as patients. Ever. Why doesn't Chloe have any way into the outside world? No mobile phone? There are still payphones? I'm picturing iconic red phone boxes like London is famous for, although most of this book takes place near Brighton in UK. As Chloe sees familiar faces and places, snippets of memories trickle in to her mind. It was startling the lies her father told her in the pretense of protecting her. Chloe remembers the 1st time she had with Andrew, and how her father found them together, he struck her, called her a slut and threatened Andrew. I suppose most dads of teenage girls would feel the same way, my dad certainly would have, but not actually done what Chloe's father did, his poor judgment put Chloe more in danger from his colleague who became obsessed with her. There were certainly a few red herrings but I was still surprised at the ending, it was impossible to predict. The writing was crisp, descriptive and clear. I would definitely read another of Adams' books in the future.
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