Book Review ๐Ÿ“– Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh.

After being duped by the twist in ‘I Let You Go’, I went into ‘Let Me Lie’ with eyes wide open, donned my full detective outfit๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ๐Ÿ”Ž, got my notebook out๐Ÿ“•; I was determined I wasn’t going to be fooled this time.

Last year Anna’s life came crashing down. Firstly, her father committed suicide by jumping off Beachy Head, seven months later her mother did exactly the same.
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  ‘The police say it was suicide,
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Anna says it was murder.
ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย ย  Who do you believe?’

Well, if this is what the blurb says ๐Ÿ˜ฒ then obviously we have a mystery to solve.

And, I thought I had cracked it ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป I had gone through the evidence with a fine tooth comb, scrutinised the characters and I had come to my conclusion. I only had a few loose ends to tie off.
Hooray! ๐Ÿ˜Š I thought, I’ve actually figured out the plot of a book.

Little did I realise that yet again, I had been duped by Clare Mackintosh ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿผโ€โ™‚๏ธ her great writing skills led me up the garden path, and head on into the twists. Was I annoyed? Was I heck ๐Ÿ˜Š

This story was told from two perspectives. That of Anna and her mission to find out the truth. And from Murray, the retired ex cop who loved his job so much he never wanted to retire ๐Ÿ˜Š I must admit though, throughout the story I had my doubts about Murray. But, fair play I doubt everyone in crime books. However, as the story developed and we got to know more about Murray’s character and life, I couldn’t help but fall in love with him ๐Ÿ˜ I do need to have a word with Mackintosh though about her decision about how his story panned out, I wasn’t very happy ๐Ÿ˜” but I’m sure she has her reasons.

This story was a slow burner, but I liked that as we had a lot to take in and digest. Once the action kicks in and the lies start unfolding that’s when you need to buckle up and enjoy the ride ๐Ÿ˜Š right up until the final page and that final sentence ๐Ÿ˜ฒ๐Ÿ˜ฒ Even now I’m questioning what happened ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

I give this book 4/5 (it would have got 5 but I was a bit unhappy about an element of Murray’s storyline ๐Ÿ˜” )

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