Abbi and Blake had birthdays on the same day. They weren’t twins; not even siblings – but they were so close that Abbi thought of Blake as her brother. Blake had been fostered by Abbi’s parents and their closeness developed from the beginning of their association. Will, the town’s doctor was Abbi’s husband and he was devoted to her. Their five-year-old daughter, Eadie, was adorable. Hannah was Abbi’s best friend, and she and Blake had had an “on again, off again” relationship for a long time. Blake idolized Hannah, while she wasn’t as keen, but happy enough in his company.
Lago Point was a small coastal town in Australia; Blake was the town policeman. He and Abbi had declared – vowed – never to speak of what had happened. The secrets and lies multiplied; were those secrets destined to be released into the community? What would be the outcome for the four who had found themselves tangled in webs of deceit?
I was really looking forward to reading The Day the Lies Began by Aussie author Kylie Kaden. I’ve read and enjoyed her work in the past, but this one left me cold. The first half of the book was drawn out with no real character development, so my interest struggled. It wasn’t until after the halfway point (and much skimming) that it gained momentum, moving along quickly to the end. I will try Ms Kaden again but can’t recommend this one I’m afraid.