Wednesday, May 22, 2019

#Book #Review. . .The Lies We Told, By Camilla Way #Fivestar #Read

The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...

When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he's left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he's been kidnapped. Then Luke's older sister, Emily, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears.

Emily wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened--even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke's mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.

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White lies/Black lies--lies are lies, right? We all tell 'em from one time or another. We do it to spare someone's feelings; we're paid to do it by our jobs/careers; we do it to avoid getting into trouble, etc. No matter the reasons, you'll be hard pressed to find a person who is honest 100% of the time. 

Take Oliver and Rose. A married couple of many, many years. Three gorgeous children and great working careers. What more can you ask for from this life, right? So can you imagine that one mistake can set off a chain of events so horrendous that alter the course of the very lives the 'lies' are sworn to protect?

Someone commits adultery and several lives will be forever changed as a result of it. The lies grew so far and wide, that the truth somehow became muddied and no longer attainable to the third-person looking in at these characters. I don't think any of them were capable of telling the truth, except for one character in particular, but besides her, everyone else had something to hide and for very good reason.

Between the murders, kidnapping, assault and lies was there any wonder poor Clara was beside herself with grief. Her boyfriend has gone missing and not one person seems to know what has happened to him. Oh, but someone definitely knows what happened and why. Luke's parents, Oliver and Rose, ask Clara to please talk to the media and make a plea for their son's safe return, in which she does. But what the reader has no idea of, nor Clara herself, is that you cannot possibly believe the lengths of which some of these characters are willing to go to protect themselves and their trusty lies!

OMG! Every time I thought I heard all of what was to be said, the deeper I read, the more shocked I became. This novel demonstrates what a mistake can cost a human being. Not to mention what lies can do to harm everyone, whether directly or indirectly. When the truth finally comes out, the reader will be in for several surprises. When I tell you, you will not figure this one out, good luck! The lies mixed in with the truth just kept on coming. What an incredible story. I've never read this author before, but I think I want to read her Watching Edie. If it's as half as good as this book, I know I will not be let down. Readers, I encourage you to read this book. It's a damn good one! That's the honest truth! (chuckle) Happy Reading!

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