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Let Me Lie

Length: 12 hrs and 7 mins
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Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Clare Mackintosh will be answering reader's questions about writing Let Me Lie.

The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wrong.

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life - a shocking suicide carefully played out to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with her parents' deaths ever since.

Now with a young baby herself, Anna feels her mother's presence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened. But as she looks for answers, someone is trying to stop her. By digging up the past, she'll set in motion something that can't be stopped and will soon discover that sometimes it's safer to let things lie....

The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one best seller Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You.

Listen to the end for an audiobook exclusive: Clare Mackintosh will be answering questions about writing Let Me Lie.

©2018 Clare Mackintosh (P)2018 Little, Brown Book Group

Critic Reviews

"It's phenomenal, super-twisty and, incredibly, even better than I Let You Go and I See You." (Jill Mansell)
"Brilliant. Tense and surprising but heartbreaking and sensitively written.... I expect no less from Clare but she seems to get better with each novel." (Gillian McAllister)
"One word - wow! Compelling, twisty and wickedly good, I loved it!" (Alice Feeney)

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  • Anne
  • Elsternwick, Australia
  • 05-25-18

Twists and turns

Knowing the story was full of twists and turns I was looking for them round every corner. I spotted most but not all of them, and not the two biggest. It was fun.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-28-19

Let Me Lie

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh was so well written. The story held my attention throughout the book. The characters sprang to life and I felt I was transported into their world. Fantastic reading I guarantee it

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-22-19

Brilliant.

Great story that kept me guessing till the end. Narration was great as well. Brilliant!

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  • Jasia Hawkins
  • 07-01-19

too slow

interesting, however I had to fast forward as it was a frustrating story for me.

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  • Bernadette Aitken
  • 03-01-19

Stunned by the final twist

Great story! This is the second book of Clare’s book that I have experienced. I use that term because I became so involved with the story and the characters I felt as if I was invested it. The story style of flipping between characters, some named, others not, was a wonderful way of creating tension and a desire to go on for just a bit longer. It’s not hard to convince yourself to go on.
The epilogue has a final twist that made me go back to Murray’s last chapter and be amazed by Clare’s word craft.
The beautiful relationship between Murray and Sarah, despite its difficulties, sheds a harsh light on the relationship of Anna’s parents. Mental health plays an important role in this book. The twists and turns in the plot make it a book that’s difficult to put down.
The narration was very well done and it was easy to recognise each character through the subtle changes in Gemma’s voice.

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  • Piwi
  • 12-07-18

Excellent Story and Characters

The story’s characters were beautifully drawn and used in a plot that kept the reader guessing from start to finish. It is the first Clare Mackintosh novel I’ve listened to and/or read but she is an author I will look for again.

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  • Bill
  • 12-02-18

Overall enjoyable intrigue

Largely enjoyed it... struggled a bit with length.... felt that some of the Anna narrative could have been condensed and not lost impact.. felt a bit drawn out... narrator seemed to get a bit monotone at times... I kept drifitng off and had to keep replaying to make sure I hadn't missed anything. Still a pretty good yarn overall.

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  • Joan
  • 08-02-18

Story of a suicide

Odd story sort of convoluted it didn’t keep my interest all the way through and the last section was difficult to follow

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  • Jan Richardson
  • 06-25-18

Great Story

Easy to listen to loved every minute wonderful twists best book I have listened to for a while
Great Narrator it makes the book lo

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  • Eils
  • 06-23-18

Great book

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Interesting characters, enough plot twists to keep me engaged and well narrated.

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  • Laurina
  • 06-21-18

Worst

Don’t do it! I have never been so disappointed in a book - I could only get 2 hours in....until it really turns to real crap!