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Book Review – The Lies We Tell by Niki Mackay @orionbooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #thriller

I finished reading this book a few minutes ago, and I am trembling, quite unable to type this review. This was everything which thrilled me but scared me equally to my core. The secrets that spilled out were horrifying and evil; it showed me how truly dark some humans could be.

Niki Mackay is a brilliant writer who took me down the road of this slow burn thriller where I was introduced to radio presenter Miriam and her film director husband Nick and their routine life when their daughter Tabitha who went missing. Police and investigator Madison were called to find her daughter.

I assumed this book would be a routine thriller with a missing child arc. I glided happily down the pathway till the first twist hit me, I was delighted. When the pathway got way twisted, the thrills became darker, yet I couldn’t stop reading even when I knew I was going into nightmarish area. The power of this story kept me hooked. I could guess the major twist, but that didn’t stop me from reading this book.

Three POVs, two timelines, dark twists and perversions, and a prose that kept taking me deeper into this literary quicksand made this book a standout thriller, something which will remain with me for a long time.

I am ending the review here as I know I want to have a good long cry as the book is based on darker truths of this world whre women and children are taken advantage of.

I received a free ARC from NetGalley and publisher Orion, and this is my journey into its pages, straight from the heart!! STRICTLY HONEST AND UNBIASED.

All my reviews can be read here

Last night I betrayed my husband.

This morning my daughter disappeared.

My husband may have forgiven my first mistake. But he will never forget this.

And so I have to find her.

Before it’s too late. For all of us.

Publication Date: 27th June 2019

Publisher: Orion

39 thoughts on “Book Review – The Lies We Tell by Niki Mackay @orionbooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #thriller Leave a comment

  1. You know the author really got to you if they can make you weep! Dry those sweet eyes, precious girl, so you can read the next book 😉

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