This was no accident.... Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.
Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin. You trust them with your life. At least that's what Emma, Daisy, Leanne, and Al think. But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together. When they return home, only two of them are left alive, and the group has been torn apart by lies and deception.
Many years later, when the dust has settled and life has moved on, one girl receives a threatening letter. Someone knows the truth about what happened on that holiday and will stop at nothing to expose it ....
©2015 C.L. Taylor (P)2015 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Praise for C. L. Taylor:
"An enjoyable rollercoaster of a suspense novel with multiple twists." (Daily Mail)
"This dark and creepy book is a must read." (The Sun)
"A thrilling crime debut." (Woman Magazine)
"An ominous atmosphere, a tense tale of past and present colliding, and a narrator whom no-one believes: this book is a delight." (Alex Marwood)
"Utterly compelling. I could not put this gripping, heart-stopping page-turner down." (Rowan Coleman)
"Twisty, dark and utterly compelling." (Lucy Diamond)
"I was gripped from start to finish. Everyone should read this book!" (Lucy Robinson)
"This fast, twisty psychological thriller has suspense on every page!" (Paula Daly)
"Gripping and terrifying." (Julie Cohen)
"One of the best books I've read in ages - the tension never lets up until the final pages. Page-turning suspense ratcheted up with every new scene. Sub-plots woven in effortlessly. Brilliant - my heart was racing as I drew nearer and nearer to the ending." (Mel Sherratt)
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"Excellent thriller let down by poor ending"
This is a really intense thriller and the narrator does an amazing job too.
It flips seamlessly between the present and the past, always gripping and just has that 'one more chapter' going for it - I listened to this in a little over 2 days.
Brilliant narrator, great voices and is spot on every time with the right emotion.
The lead character's love for animals.
Great book, the last hour though is a real let down - it could really have done with an extra twist
"A Slow burner to start but got there in the end"
The Lie starts with a bit of a girlie theme with the first quarter of the book establishing relationships between a group of girls which I found a little slow to begin with. Gradually though the book reals you in and before long you are eager to keep going and find answers. This wouldn't have been my usual choice but I still thoroughly enjoyed it.
"great story, terrible narrator"
I did enjoy the book but the narration was jarring! when she switched between characters it was cringeworthy. I felt it detracted from the story
"Brilliant! Couldn't stop listening!"
Really enjoyed this book. I also read 'The Accident' which I liked, but this was better!
Rely good narration too.
"Had potential but became boring"
I thought the story had potential, but the main body dragged in parts and all the emotive scenes seemed to centre around the mistreatment of women, which became too much. In my opinion the perpetrators were not dealt with harshly enough to satisfy the reader, given the awful things they did, and it became cliched. The narrator did well to portray the different accents and types of people.
"Couldn't get into it at all..."
I disliked this audiobook from the off but persevered to the end because I felt like I should.
I'll be honest - I found the entire experience rather painful. This may have been due in part to the narrator: her Scottish accent was particularly awful and grated terribly.
I didn't warm to any of the characters, I found the storyline itself to be completely ludicrous, and some of the main character voices were like nails on a blackboard - Daisy/Isaac/Al, & Chloe to be precise.
I was (and still am) surprised this book had so many positive reviews.
"animal welfare story, nice touch"
unfortunately I believe I was the wrong gender for this story. I shall watch where I go on holiday.
This book was very long winded in areas that didn't need so much detail, the narrator used some very annoying voices (some of the men and Welch accents were off putting) and all in all, together, very disappointing.
"I really don't rate this book"
So many things. I felt the story line was no at all clever, or surprising. I felt like I was waiting for it to get going the whole way though, and it never really did. For a thriller, it wasn't thrilling.
It was not well narrated. The characters were not likeable, probably partly due to the writing but also the narrator. I found all of her voices annoying!
There were quite a lot of charachters in the cult and it got quite confusing. The all seemed much of the same and I found it hard to follow.
I saw this book compared to gone girl and girl on the train. Let me be clear, it's no where near their level. Not even close. So so far away. In my opinion.
"Great read couldn't put it down"
Really enjoyed, wanted to keep listening enjoyed every second, so much suspense! Defo be looking at other titles from this author
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