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
Release DateMar 8th, 2018
GenreMystery, Thriller, Fiction

Reviews Let Me Lie

  • Chelsea Humphrey
    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 ...
  • j e w e l s [Books Bejeweled]
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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...
  • Melisa
    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 ...
  • JanB
    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 ☘
    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...
  • Marialyce
    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
    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 ...
  • Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews
    FULL REVIEW WILL BE ON MARCH 14, 2018."LET ME LIE has GREAT twists and is another Clare Mackintosh book you won't want to miss. You won't see it coming and ask yourself how you missed it.The tension at the end makes this one her best yet. 5/5This book was given to me free of charge by the publisher and NetGalley in return for an honest review."
  • Jan
    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...
  • ReadAlong With Sue
    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 ...
  • Dorie
    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...
  • Liz Barnsley
    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...
  • Tracy Fenton
    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...
  • ☮Karen
    3.5 stars.A year after her mother and father have both committed suicide, first her father, then her mother, both jumping off the same spot into high tide, Anna is still reeling over how much she misses them and how her life has changed. On the anniversary of her mother's death, she receives an anonymous note making her think perhaps her parents were murdered, and then mysterious warnings that maybe she herself is in danger. She solicits help fro...
  • Abby (Crime by the Book)
    Find my full review here: http://crimebythebook.com/blog/2018/1...This is a lighter suspense offering from Mackintosh - it doesn't have the same jaw-dropping twist of I LET YOU GO or the more standard psychological thriller pacing of I SEE YOU, but it will work well for readers who want a story of interpersonal drama + family secrets! Expectations will be key with this book since it is quite different from her previous two. It's my least favorite...
  • Chris Carroll
    Awesome read with many twists! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~I love to hunker down with a good police drama and mystery thriller. I have been lucky to read one of this authors works prior to this new release so I was excited to dive into this story.It’s funny how involved I get into a book when it is written well and the story flows. This book seemed slow to start as the author winds you up and walks you into the subtle nuances of issues, crimes, we...
  • Sarah
    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...
  • Ova Incekaraoglu
    I really didn't like this book. It seems like the whole structure is built to surprise the reader. As if it's written just for the sake of the 'twists' and nothing else matters. Also the first part of the book is a real drag. the story develops rather slowly. OK, I get it, it might seem a good idea to shock the reader. But when all is revealed the plot is so unrealistic and silly, giving us yet another very baffled and idiotic female protagonist,...
  • Heidi
    You never know what goes on behind closed doors.Having loved both the author’s last two books, I Let You Go and I See You, Let Me Lie was one of my most anticipated new releases of 2018, and boy-oh-boy, this woman can write! I’m not sure how she does it, but Mackintosh has a way of drawing you deeper and deeper into the story until it is impossible to get the characters out of your head. This is a difficult review to write, since so much of t...
  • Paula Sealey
    Well, I loved this book! I love Clare Mackintosh's writing and thoroughly enjoyed the complex plot here with it's many twists and turns. A predictable read is such a drag, so I adore being pulled off into different avenues of thought and Mackintosh achieves it with aplomb here. I was veering all over the place trying to decide what had happened and who was responsible for what and ended up not being right about any of it!Both of Anna's parents co...
  • Jamie
    Suspenseful & enjoyable thriller from Clare Mackintosh! I’ve read all 3 of her books now and have enjoyed them all very much - my favorite is still I Let You Go! I had some theories throughout this one that ended up being accurate (and a few others that did not), so the OMG-twists kind of lost some of their punch there on me, but didn’t take away from the story overall, which I found to be very well done. I look forward to Mackintosh’s four...
  • Diana Iozzia
    “Let Me Lie”Written by Clare Mackintosh As a person who frequents charity shops, thrift stores, library sales, and many independent book stores, I’ve come across Clare Mackintosh’s name many times. I’ve looked at her books on shelves, considered many times. When I was offered the chance to read her newest book as an advanced reader’s copy, I was very thrilled. “Let Me Lie” is a very complex plot, but it begins when a new mother, A...
  • Robin
    LOTS of twists and turns in this one and by the time I finished I felt like I had ridden a roller coaster. And that last sentence--Hooboy!Thanks to the publisher for the advance digital reading copy.
  • Laurie • The Baking Bookworm
    Clare Mackintosh, you have officially given me my first Book Hangover of 2018! Last year I enjoyed Mackintosh's suspense read, I See You. So, last week, when the publisher sent me surprise book mail with this title, I jumped at the chance to dig into it before its publication date (my reaction 'may have' included a happy dance).The overall feeling of this book is a slow, tantalizing building of tension and intrigue with twists thrown in to keep r...
  • Maureen DeLuca
    2.5 -I won this book from a good reads give a way... First let me say- like most everyone else has I Let You Gowas an amazing read!I was very disappointed in this read..... there were numerous twists in this book - and everything to me was very much predictable. Most of the time I was skimming just to get to the next chapter.... which is a bad sign. Hopefully, her next book will live up to I Let You Go.