Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

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 brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll p...


Details Let Me Lie

TitleLet Me Lie
ISBN9780751564907
Author
Release DateMar 8th, 2018
PublisherSphere
LanguageEnglish
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction, Mystery Thriller, Suspense
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Reviews Let Me Lie

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    2018-03-02
    Some authors are a one trick pony; they continue to write the same type of stories for the duration of their career, sometimes successfully and other times not so much. Clare Mackintosh is no such pony; while all three of her novels fall clearly in the crime fiction genre, the style, flow, and thematic elements vary drastically. I highly respect this move-it's ballsy for an author working within such a rigid genre and she does it beautifully. In ...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    2018-05-13
    4.5⭐Anna is trying to come to terms with her family’s tragic past. You see, she lost both parents to suicide. Adding to the unbearable pain, it was only within 7 months of each-other. Both having taken their lives in the very same way. Anna is starting over. She has a new boyfriend and a new baby. New beginnings...unfortunately, the past won’t stay in the past!On the anniversary of her mother’s death she receives an anonymous and disturbi...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    2018-02-14
    FOUR STARS With a smidgen of optimism, I finally decided on a 4 star rating for LET ME LIE. But, in all fairness of honest disclosure, at certain points in the book I felt the dreaded THREE STAR rating looming in the distance.My queen of plot twists, Clare Mackintosh, does not disappoint in the department of surprise. She rules the world of shocking revelations! Where her second novel I See You crossed the line of believability, this new novel on...
  • Deanna
    2018-03-06
    My reviews can also be seen at: https://deesradreadsandreviews.wordpr...I read " I Let You Go " by Clare Mackintosh a few years ago and LOVED it. The author’s second novel " I See You " has been on my TBR for a while and I am looking forward to reading it too. However, when the opportunity came up to read " Let Me Lie ", I was thrilled and couldn’t wait to get reading. The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They're both wro...
  • Zoeytron
    2017-12-07
    Copy furnished by Net Galley for the price of a review.Truth be told, Let Me Lie didn't do much for me.  As psychological thrillers go, this was tepid to the point of going cold.  Doubly disappointing as I thoroughly enjoyed the author's first novel, I Let You Go.  Mistakes are made, accidents happen, lies are told.  So many lies, it becomes exhausting.  A new mom is still mourning the suicide of her father.  A few months later, her mother ...
  • Norma * Traveling Sister
    2018-02-10
    2.5 stars rounded downFirst off I want to mention that I absolutely loved I LET YOU GO and was absolutely WOWED by that book and subsequently will read anything that CLARE MACKINTOSH writes! Even though this one didn't quite work out for me I will still read future books by this author. If I am rating this solely on my review rating system this book gets no more than 2.5 stars from me which I have decided to round down.  It was just okay and for...
  • Dennis
    2018-02-07
    Clare Mackintosh and I have a very interesting relationship; I have strong opinions about her novels....and she has no idea who I am. When I started reviewing thrillers, one of the first big stories I reviewed was I See You, and it just wasn't my favorite story. I do know that the author spent over a decade on the police force and it has become some sort of a muse for her widely popular thriller novels. When I received my advanced copy of Let Me...
  • Linda
    2018-04-04
    Something to ponder.......Your tickets are marked Disney World.......only your final destination turns out to be a neighborhood carnival. More on that later.Anna Johnson looks into the sleepy eyes of her newborn daughter, Ella. (Clare Mackintosh writes this passage in achingly beautiful prose.) But Anna's motherly joy is suppressed by her heavy grief. It's coming up on the one year anniversary of an unspeakable tragedy. Both of her parents commit...
  • Melisa - Traveling Sister
    2018-02-08
    Clare Mackintosh is a brilliant writer. If she writes it, I will read it. I hate to compare author’s novels to each other and not take them as original works, but I struggled with that in this case. I Let You Go was an amazing book - it ripped out my heart and brought me to tears. (Bit dramatic? Yes. But true.) This one unfortunately didn’t pan out how I was hoping. This will be an exciting, twisty thriller to some, but for someone who reads ...
  • Susanne Strong
    2018-05-13
    3.75 Stars* (rounded up)Anna Johnson’s parents are gone.. it has now been over a year since she lost her mother and more than that since she lost her dad. She lives each day for her little girl, Ella and her partner Mark. Thank goodness she has them. Everyone, including the police think her parents died by suicide, but Ella knows differently.. she just feels it. When on the anniversary of her mother’s passing, she receives a note in her mailb...
  • Dorie
    2017-12-31
    I read Ms. Mackintosh’s book “I Let You Go” and enjoyed it. I was looking forward to another great read in “Let Me Lie”. Although some reviewers seem to be disappointed in this book I liked it. Here’s why:The story is told from multiple points of view which is always interesting and since one of the narrators is not identified I found it that much more enticing.The writing is very good. It flowed well and kept me reading. It had plent...
  • Esil
    2017-12-31
    It’s so hard to weed out the mediocre from the excellent when it comes to psychological thrillers — hard enough that every now and then, it feels like it might be best to abandon the genre altogether. I’m not quite there yet, but Let Me Lie definitely gets tossed onto the mediocre pile.Both of Anna’s parents committed suicide within a few months of each other — or so she thinks. Retired officer Murray decides to try to help her figure o...
  • JanB
    2018-02-07
    This was my first book by this author although I own I Let You Go, a book I've heard wonderful things about and plan to read soon. I really enjoyed the beginning of this one and was very invested in the characters and the writing. I had enormous sympathy for Anna who lost both her parents to suicide within a year. When there are clues that perhaps her parent's deaths were not suicide, Detective Murray is brought in and re-opens the investigation....
  • Book of Secrets
    2018-02-23
    4.5 Stars → LET ME LIE is a dark and clever psychological thriller, and the perfect cure for my reading slump. This is the third book by Clare Mackintosh that I’ve read, and I always enjoy her writing. She has a talent for creating emotional, character-driven suspense with amazing twists that really mess with your head. She makes you love/hate/sympathize with characters, and then bam! A big twist comes along to make you question everything.An...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    2018-01-09
    Both parents committing suicide at the same exact spot seven months apart seemed a bit strange. Anna extremely missed both her parents but didn't know how much until a horrible reminder arrived in the mail.This horrible reminder had Anna rethinking the possibility that her parents really didn't commit suicide but had been murdered. She never thought her parents would kill themselves and leave her without them.Anna asked for the case to be reopene...
  • Carrie
    2018-03-11
    Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh is a psychological thriller that was a bit of a slow burn read. The story is told between alternating the point of view between a pair of main characters and then an unknown person involved.Anna is a new mother that is still struggling with the loss of both of her parents just a year before. Anna’s father had been seen just before he apparently jumped to his death and then shortly after Anna’s mother seems to ha...
  • sue
    2018-02-20
    I have read some emotionally driven thrillers in the past, but boy oh boy what the heat on in this one.I am definitely not going to go into this complex and cleverly written thriller.You need to go in blind with this one and enjoy the dynamics of this great book.About 3/4 of the way in you may think, nothing is happening, its like having your camera pointing at something that is times to come near and you want to snap it before you miss it, this ...
  • Reading.Between.Wines
    2017-10-19
    ⭐⭐⭐⭐ / 5First of all, many thanks to Berkley Publishing Group for providing me with an advance review copy of this book via Edelweiss AND a physical copy! All opinions are my own.There are a lot of mixed reviews out there for Let Me Lie, but I am so glad I read it. It is very obvious to me that Clare Mackintosh has A LOT of talent. I both gasped and cried during this book, and there were so many things that happened that I was not expecti...
  • Marialyce
    2018-02-09
    3 somewhat tremulous starsImagine losing your father to suicide and then months later, your mother follows with her own suicide in the same place your father chose to end his life? For Anna Johnson, this was her reality. Trying to cope with this plus the demands of being a new mother having had a baby with her boyfriend is difficult. However, after receiving cryptic notes in the mail. Anna begins to question if perhaps these suicide were more, th...
  • Louise Wilson
    2018-03-05
    One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a suicide planned to match that of her husband just years before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since. Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to question her parents deaths. But by digging up their past, she'll put her future in danger.Anna recieves cryptic notes in the mail and begins to question ...
  • Jan
    2017-11-27
    Big disappoint for me, especially after my first experience with this author-I Let You Go- was an easy 5 stars.I found the protagonist annoying, the plot unrealistic, and the pace so slow I found myself skimming through chapters trying to find the high points. Even the ending couldn't save this one for me.Others have responded more positively than I, so don let this review scare you off. I still have faith that my next venture with this author wi...
  • Liz Barnsley
    2017-12-06
    I feel really bad. I loved this authors first book and was very fond of her 2nd but I have so many problems with this one - not to do with the writing obviously she can write - and not even with the addictive quality it's not like I threw it aside, I wanted to know what happened - but I found the plot and execution disappointing considering it came from such an obviously talented author so rather than my *rating reflecting the writing quality thi...
  • Juli
    2018-03-30
    Anna's parents committed suicide. They both jumped from Beachy Head a few months apart. Close to the anniversary of her mother's death, Anna receives a cryptic note. Suicide? Think again.She begins to think that maybe her parents were murdered. Maybe they didn't both leap to their deaths from the cliff and take that long plunge into the sea. She finds one retired police officer willing to listen to her. But everyone else thinks maybe she is losin...
  • Jonetta
    2018-04-12
    Anna Johnson is having to face the one-year anniversary of her mother Caroline’s suicide...which came 6 months after her father Tom’s death in the same manner and at the same place. Anna lives in their old house with her partner, Mark Hemmings and their newborn daughter, Ella. She’s a bundle of emotions but isn’t imagining things when she receives an ominous (and anonymous) message calling into question her mother’s suicide. It’s seri...
  • Brenda
    2018-03-29
    4.5★sOne year it had been – one year since Anna had lost her mother; seven months after she had lost her father. Her grief was a constant, always by her side. Now with two-month-old Ella, she continued to feel the need to talk to her mum, to ask her advice. Anna also wished she could ask why…But Anna’s doubts about her parents’ method of death hummed inside her – she was sure they wouldn’t have committed suicide; so what had happe...
  • I read novels
    2018-03-19
    My review www favouritenovels.wordpress.comTwitter @favouritenovelsI loved every page of this psychological thriller, but then again I’m a big fan of Clare Mackintosh. Let Me Lie is now my favourite novel by Clare Mackintosh. With excellent twist in I highly recommend this book. Nineteen month ago Anna’s father took the newest and the most expensive car from the forecourt of his own business. He drove it to Eastbourne to be Beachy Head and pa...
  • Amy
    2018-03-10
    Clare Mackintosh is one of those authors that is just such a genuinely great writer that I would read literally anything she puts out there. There is something about her style that never fails to reel me in and then she also comes up with these deeply complex characters that pull on your heart in a emotional way which is odd for a psychological thriller. On top of all of that, she never fails to surprise me with a multitude of twists and even tho...
  • Tracy Fenton
    2017-12-05
    It’s no secret that I am a huge fan of Clare Mackintosh’s debut book I Let You Go and even now, years after reading it – still think OMG what a twist, so you can imagine my delight to receive an early copy of her 3rd standalone psychological thriller Let Me Lie from her publishers.Let Me Lie is a very twisty, twisted and dark thriller which had me gripped from the first page to the last. The main character Anna Johnson is struggling to cope...
  • Kaila
    2018-04-04
    Having enjoyed both I Let You Go and I See You, I was so excited to tackle another mystery promising the twists and turns with which Clare Mackintosh's writing has become associated. The summary of Let Me Lie caught my eye right off the bat - if not suicide or murder, what could be the truth behind Caroline and Tom Johnson's identical deaths, only months apart? And it wasn't just the mystery that called to me; I was intrigued by how their daug...
  • Sarah
    2017-12-25
    I am a huge fan of this authors books so did a bit of a happy dance when I found out she had a new one coming out.The story flicks between different characters, this way we get to know more about each character. One of the characters we get to meet is Murray, a retired CID who takes it upon himself to investigate the suicides of Anna’s parents. He was someone who my heart went out to. His work is a demanding and stressful one and to be honest I...