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Publisher's Summary

Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career.  

On a warm spring morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone, with his duffel bag in hand as the train approaches. That’s when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train.

Margot’s clients all lie to her, but one lie cost her family and freedom.

A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient.

©2019 J.P. Pomare (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

Our favorite moments from Tell Me Lies

Cormac questions his psychologist, Margot.
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"Starts as a slow burn mystery and grows more intense as the plot moves along to a breakneck crescendo. Also love when the Audible Original offer is a full book."

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About the Creator

JP Pomare is an award-winning writer from New Zealand. He has hosted the On Writing podcast since 2015 featuring best-selling authors from around the globe. His first novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel. His second novel, In the Clearing, will be released in fall 2020. He resides in Melbourne, Australia, with his wife.

Photographed by James Howarth

About the Performer

Aimee Horne is an Australian voiceover artist and actor. Trained at National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA), she has worked extensively in theater, film, television, and radio. Aimee voiced Cottontail in the animated feature Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. Some of her other voice credits include FX sketch animation series, Psychotown and feature documentary, Brabham: The Untold Story of Formula One. Since 2013, Aimee has been lending her voice to major international projects and national campaigns. She has narrated eight audiobooks and delights in bringing an author’s story to new audiences. She loves traveling, animals, watching TV murder mysteries, and lives in Sydney with her partner.

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Utterly Compulsive! That Ending OMG

This definitely puts the 'psychological' in psychological thriller. Some great twists and a pacy story, I couldn't stop listening.

The strength of the story is it seems so normal, almost predictable but the deeper you get into it the more you realise something is not quite right...

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My jaw is still on the floor

The best twists you really don't see coming.

I found this a nice read until half way through, then boom a big twist.

Then I thought "no more twists" then I got another slap in the face. A great listen, but one you must listen to all the way through.

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I couldn't stop listening

This kept me glued to my phone listening. I figured it out early...or at least I thought I did.

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Predictable

But worth the listen for the last four minutes!

The ending will knock your socks off...it is black hearted and

HOLY COW----AWESOME!!

I half wonder if the author wasn't worried about being predictable so the ending would knock the socks off listeners.

Narration not the best, but not so bad I couldn't power thru.


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Breathless Psychological Thriller

Starts as a slow burn mystery and grows more intense as the plot moves along to a breakneck crescendo. Also love when the Audible Original offer is a full book.

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Enjoy this gem from March Originals 👍

Anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers and excellent, well-paced narration, will be pleased to have selected Tell Me Lies as one of March's Audible Originals.

Sometimes readers can find some real gems offered in the Originals section. This was one of the longer choices at just over six hours so listeners will find they have arrived at the end in no time. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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Misleading Plot Summary

Of course many readers were surprised by the ending. The plot summary says, in part, "That’s when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train. Suddenly, one tragedy leads to another leaving her, her family, and her patients in danger.'

Um, no, the remainder of the story did NOT follow from that. That actually came at the end. Totally misleading.

Other than that, the story was still completely unbelievable. Nobody would act like that over and over.

I understand why some female reviewers are annoyed with this male portrayal of the incompetent woman. Me, too.

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Intense and Gripping

a very intense and gripping story that gets better and better with a big twist I've not seen before.

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Omg the ending floored me!!!

I'm hard to please but have to say this was gripping right from the start. Yes, there were a few
very minor plot holes, but, it's pretty darned perfect thriller. And ...what a mind bender of a trip!
Wish all the thrillers were this good, this immersive, and shocking! Kudos to the author for completely gobsmacking me.

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Brilliant

A great sleight of hand thriller. Thought I knew exactly what was going to happen, boy was I wrong.

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  • A. Vaughan-spencer
  • 10-18-20

Entertaining, but not gripping

This was an easy listen and I was intrigued to see where the story went and why the woman pushed a man onto the train tracks, but I found it a bit disappointing overall. I didn’t have much empathy for the main character and so didn’t really care what happened to her at the end!

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  • James C
  • 08-16-20

A gripping listen

J.P. Pomare has a superb way of snaring your attention and keeping it it right where he wants it. This story is a great listen and beautifully narrated. The twists & turns are fantastic and Melbournian anecdotes a delight.

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  • R. Watkins
  • 03-06-20

Truly a master of the twisty thriller

I loved Call Me Evie AND In The Clearing - Tell Me Lies does not disappoint. Wrap your ears around this fast paced thriller from JP Pomare ASAP!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-06-20

HAD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!!!

This is a cracker of a thriller full of brilliant twists and turns. I LOVED TELL ME LIES!!!

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  • Alessa Kubica
  • 05-06-20

Really enjoyed this audiobook

I was fascinated by the book from beginning to end. Great Charakters and story line as well as awesome narrated by Aimee Horne. Highly recommend this if you like drama

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-14-20

Surprised

When this first started I thought I probably wouldn’t get to the end without swapping it but it did get better. The storyline was good. It has turned me off psychologists though. Margot was so frustrating, and broke every rule of patient/practitioner relationships. Once it got interesting I did enjoy it.

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  • Caitlan
  • 03-12-20

Super Pacey Taught Thrillee

Loved this newest from J P Pomare, a great premise, exciting plot and gritty characters. I'm a big fan - you won't regret this one!

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  • "shevinz2000"
  • 07-10-20

Great performance and story

Loved it. Performance and story are very good with a lot of twists. I recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 05-12-20

good

good short story. narrator was great and kept me engaged. whould have liked it to continue a bit longer

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  • Philip S.
  • 04-17-20

interesting but not amazing

struggled to get past the daughter being called July! didn't like the main character much.

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  • 04-13-20

great plot twist!

loved the story! it had an awesome plot twist that left my jaw on the ground! I couldnt put it down after hearing the twist. very thrilling listen.

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  • Tessa
  • 03-06-20

That twist!

Loved Cormac and Margot, this was a great listen.
A very clever thriller with a gut punch twist.

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