The Lies We Told by Camilla Way

The Lies We Told

The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he's left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he's been kidnapped. Then Luke's older sister, Emma, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly rea...


Details The Lies We Told

TitleThe Lies We Told
Author
Release DateOct 9th, 2018
PublisherBerkley
LanguageEnglish
GenreThriller, Mystery, Mystery Thriller, Psychological Thriller, Fiction
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Reviews The Lies We Told

  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    For those seeking a twisty thrill, The Lies We Told might prove to be a comprehensive test of your literary-honed detective skills or it just might fail to leave a lasting impression—easily blending into the background of what’s become a saturated genre. Any guesses which door I walked through?All of the components of a compulsive psychological thriller present—from the overly idyllic family setting, to the budding young psychopath, missing...
  • Kaceey - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    Wow!Prepare yourself to be twisted into a psychological pretzel🥨! This book has so many misdirections and dead-ends that you’ll be guessing from beginning to end! And I do mean guessing. Good luck to all of my fellow armchair detectives out there! This one will test your skills...big time!Clara recently moved in with her boyfriend Luke and feels like finally, everything is falling into place for her. She’s happier than she’s ever been. S...
  • Debra
    1970-01-01
    4.5 starsSecrets and Lies.....Lies and Secrets.....The Lies we Told are told in two timelines. In the past time line, we are shown a Mother, Beth who slowly begins to pick up on the fact that her daughter, Hannah isn't quite like other children. As Beth struggles with Hannah and her increasing behaviors, it begins to strain her marriage and leaves her in constant fear for her new baby.In the present timeline we have Clara who is worried when her ...
  • Berit☀️✨
    1970-01-01
    WOWZA! This was psychological thriller PERFECTION!This book had me riveted from cover to cover... it was one of those books that I flew through and as I got closer to the end I wanted to slow down, because I was not ready to let this book go.... but as much as I wanted this book not to end, I needed to know what all had happened, and what was going to happen next.... because let me tell you what, Camilla Way had me completely stumped!This book st...
  • Mackenzie - Traveling Sister
    1970-01-01
    Compulsive, chilling, twisted—my first experience with Camilla Way’s writing blew my mind!! I must admit that for the first 75% of this novel, I had no idea what to make of anything or who to trust in the best possible way. I am firm believer that a good thriller should make me feel unsettled. I should question everything like the characters do. I should trust the wrong person. I should know something is about to happen but not be sure what i...
  • Larry H
    1970-01-01
    I'm between 4 and 4.5 stars."Who will save your soul after all the lies that you told?"—Jewel, Who Will Save Your SoulWhile reading Camilla Way's latest thriller, I couldn't get the above lyric out of my head, along with "Lies lies lies yeah" from The Thompson Twins' Lies. As you might expect from a book with this title, there are lots of twists and turns and times where you have no idea whom you should believe. It makes for quite a read!In 198...
  • Holly B
    1970-01-01
    3.5 STARSI love psychological thrillers and when this one was recommended by a few trusted book friends, I quickly added it. This was my first by this author and I look forward to reading more from her.The characters were captivating and mysterious. The first chapter jumps right into the past story of Beth and her daughter Hannah (who we find out right away is quite worrisome-oh my). Hannah had me feeling very uncomfortable and some of her antic...
  • Dorie - Traveling Sister :)
    1970-01-01
    ***NOW AVAILABLE***This book had so many things that I love in a psychological thriller. First off, a true sociopath, one that is so incredibly anti-social and inherently evil that she can’t be ignored. Secondly a host of other characters, well described, that I felt I cared about and wanted to see how this would all play out.The author had me in her hands from the first pages. The story is told in two POV’s. One in the past and one in the pr...
  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader
    1970-01-01
    4.5 original stars to The Lies We Told! ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐.5I am double checking my review by the synopsis so I do not risk any spoilers. You deserve to have every bit of this book to discover for yourself should you decide to read it!What you absolutely need to know: Clara is dating Luke, and he vanishes. Most everyone believes he has just walked out on her, but Clara thinks otherwise. The small clues he left behind point to a possible stalker. Emm...
  • Linda
    1970-01-01
    Tangled.Kinda like the bed sheets that weave around you in tight restriction after a horrendous nightmare. Every movement, every motion just locks you in like a wayward boa.Camilla Way pens a novel that even kicks it up a notch from her highly successful Watching Edie. You've got to grab ahold of that one. Camilla Way has a way of venturing into the demented mind and leaving sunken footsteps behind. You know she's brought you there, but you shudd...
  • Kendall
    1970-01-01
    Happy day to this addicting read <3. Go get our copy today... pub day :)Wow... talk about a tangled web of mess! Camilla Way definitely leaves her readers with a lasting impression! This was my first experience by this author and have heard that her first novel Watching Edie was a success. The Lies We Told is an excellent novel demonstrating how the lies we continue to tell and bury on top of one another ends in complete disaster. I was surprised...
  • Susanne Strong
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Stars* (rounded up)MystifyMystify meMystifyINXS - 1982Mystified: That my friends is the theme of “The Lies We Told” by Camilla Way. This is one captivating, engrossing and utterly wicked read and it will keep you up until all hours of the evening trying to figure out what in heck is going on and once you do?! WOWZA!The 1980’s: Hannah is a very bad girl. She’s not like other children and frankly, neither her mother or father have any i...
  • Liz
    1970-01-01
    Camilla Way’s latest effort is another strong psychological thriller. For those who, like me, enjoyed Watching Edie, you’ll enjoy this one, too. There are two story lines here. In the first, a young mother, Beth, struggles with her young child, Hannah, who clearly has psychopathic tendencies. This story reminded me of Baby Teeth, especially as once again mother and father see the child differently. In the second, Clara’s boyfriend Luke goes...
  • Carrie
    1970-01-01
    The Lies We Told by Camilla Way is one of those thrillers that just keeps on piling on the layers of secrets and lies until your head spins working it all out. Told from two main points of view with one in the present and one in the past the story is one that definitely kept the pages turning.In the past timeline Beth is a young mother that is at her wit’s end when it comes to dealing with her young daughter Hannah. Hannah is definitely nothing...
  • Katie B
    1970-01-01
    Dark, disturbing, but so incredibly entertaining! I don't think I have ever used the word delicious to describe a book but it fits because I totally ate this one up. This was one of those really enjoyable reading experiences and I can't wait for others to read it so I can hear their thoughts on the book.So this book uses dual timelines to tell the story. In the present day, Clara's boyfriend, Luke, has disappeared. The book switches between that ...
  • Michelle
    1970-01-01
    Cambridgeshire, 1980'sDoug and Beth Jennings are desperate to have a baby and after so many years and unsuccessful attempts they are over the moon when they are finally graced with a daughter, Hannah. As time moves forward and as Hannah begins to grow Beth becomes unsettled by her daughters behavior. Hannah shows no remorse for anyone or anything. As the years tick by her behavior only becomes darker and more disturbing. London, 2017Clara and Luk...
  • Louise Wilson
    1970-01-01
    When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he has left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth.With evidence to suggest that Luke has a stalker, Clara is worried that Luke has been kidnapped by them. Luke's older sister, Emma, had also disappeared twenty years ago without trace, but now Emma has made contact with Clara, and Emma offers to help Clara with her search for Luke. Emma refuses to talk about why she disappeared, ...
  • Melisa
    1970-01-01
    I was a huge fan of Watching Edie (definitely recommend!) and was thrilled to hear that Camilla Way was coming out with a new book. A big thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book. Clara’s boyfriend goes missing and a series of events occur that keep getting in the way of her investigation. There are layers upon layers of unexpected turns that begin to unfold and the reader is taken on wild ride along with the main character. There are two ...
  • Mackey
    1970-01-01
    Camilla Way is a new-to-me author. I went into the book unsuspecting and was wowed by its gripping suspense. The Lies We Told is the story of two families - one who has a daughter, Hannah, who never has been quite normal. In fact, she has sociopathic tendencies that worsen the older she gets. The second family has a son who is missing and his girlfriend is trying desperately to find him - hopefully before it is too late. The intersection of thes...
  • Theresa Alan
    1970-01-01
    This is a fun novel because of the multiple mysteries going on. In one story line, Beth’s very young daughter, Hannah, is misbehaved to a scary degree. If you’ve read Baby Teeth, Hannah reminded me of the daughter-out-to-get-her-mom from that book. Beth and her husband have a huge secret. We, the readers, know there is a secret, but not what it is.In alternate chapters, we’re transported up to 2017, where Clara and Luke are madly in love, b...
  • Dennis
    1970-01-01
    I really wasn't expecting to fall head over heels with Camilla Way's The Lies We Told , but ladies and gentlemen, I DID. Every once in a while, a book comes along that completely captivates you—hook, line, and sinker, and I didn't know that it was going to be The Lies We Told . Wow—what a thrill of a ride!Clara is at her flat in London, waiting for her boyfriend Luke Lawson to arrive from work, but he isn't responding to her text messages...
  • Gabby
    1970-01-01
    So so so addicting and entertaining! I loved it! This is my October BOTM pick and it's a thriller that has two main POV's: Beth in the 1980's and Clara in 2017. Beth is the mother of this little girl Hannah, who is a rather dangerous little girl, and they aren't sure what exactly is wrong with her. Hannah's character was fascinating to me and she was very entertaining to read about. Then, we have Clara's POV in 2017, and her boyfriend Luke has re...
  • Book of Secrets
    1970-01-01
    4.5 Stars → THE LIES WE TOLD is a gripping and emotional psychological thriller, told mainly from the POVs of two women thirty years apart. Both are faced with a terrible situation. In present day, Clara’s boyfriend Luke has gone missing without a trace, while back in the 1980s, Beth is struggling to raise her very troubled daughter. But how are they connected? Secrets and lies rarely stay hidden forever, as Clara soon finds as she searches f...
  • Nazanin
    1970-01-01
    4 StarsWell, I was reluctant to read this book but when my bestie Karla suggested a BR with her I thought why not! And guess what? It was reaaally good! We had good discussions, guess some right and some wrong and let me tell you we had so many theories from the start!! I really enjoyed it but I didn’t like the way it ended! I wanted the guilty one to suffer a bit more! But the way it ended it was like they were happy and it wasn’t a punishme...
  • Amy
    1970-01-01
    I’m just going to start this off by saying that if you’re a fan of the genre I’m calling this a must read. Go ahead and move it to the very top of your TBR because this has every single element needed in a psychological thriller to satisfy fans, it was consuming, addictive, sharply written and had more plot twists than a cheap garden hose. It was SO good you guys!!This is told via alternate points of view and also two timelines. One is Clar...
  • Jamie Rosenblit
    1970-01-01
    4.5 stars! I am such a sucker for dual timeline books and seeing how they come together. In this case, I absolutely did not figure out the exact connection until it was revealed, which always adds to the fun for me. The timelines are set twenty years apart and there are loose threads in each and it’s really fun to watch those threads unravel and the story to unfold. What starts out as a missing boyfriend, delves into family drama and beyond! De...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    **4.5 Stars!**I tore through these pages like my life depended on it. What a compulsive and addicting psychological thriller,The Lies We Told was like two different stories that came to the same kind of ending. One was set in the 1980’s and the other is set in 2017 and I have to admit, I was a little confused about how they would cross paths.The characters in The Lies We Told were so intriguing, Clara and Hannah being exceptional in their own w...
  • Darinda
    1970-01-01
    This novel is told using two timelines. The present day story is about Clara looking for her boyfriend, Luke. At first, people think he's left her and will show up again soon, but Clara knows Luke has been receiving some threatening messages. The past timeline is about Beth and her daughter Hannah. Hannah is a disturbing child who gets pleasure from inflicting harm on the people in her life. Both timelines involve secrets, and some are much more ...
  • Shannon
    1970-01-01
    Thanks to Berkley #partner for gifting me a copy of The Lies We Told by Camilla Way! This was my first Camilla novel and really enjoyed it. After two book friends recommended this one to me, I knew I had to read it!I am 100% here for two different timelines within a story. In The Lies We Told we have a timeline in the present and the past of 20 years ago. I was addicted to each.Clara wakes up and finds herself alone. Clara and Jake have been livi...
  • Tracy Shephard
    1970-01-01
    Phew!!!!This was a one sit read and OMG.... didn't it make my head spin.The Lies We Told is a spectacular explosive thriller , and it is bloody superb.A well told tale with twist after twist after twist, Hannah, is a brilliant character. She is a total nutcase, she is scary and completely deranged, but in many ways she made me sympathise with her.  This novel is oh so dark, it is a book that grips from the start and, just when I thought I had '...