Let Me Lie

Cori’s Pick: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh

In late 2014, Clare Mackintosh released her debut novel, I Let You Go (which I LOVED and reviewed here).  It spent several months on the bestseller list and was listed one of The New York Times Book Review’s 10 Best Crime Novels of 2016.

In 2017 Mackintosh released her second thriller, I See You, which I couldn’t wait to read, but for some reason when the time came, I just couldn’t stay committed to it.  As a general rule, I give a book 50 pages – if after that time I’m not enthralled, it gets returned to the library for the next person to try.  (and in this case my 50-page rule may have been a mistake!  A friend later told me that the ending made it all worth it.)  So when I heard that Mackintosh was releasing a third book, Let Me Lie, I definitely wanted to give it a try and no spoilers, but I definitely didn’t need 50 pages to be completely engaged in this book!

Let Me Lie

Let Me Lie takes me back to Clare Mackintosh’s debut, filled with plenty of plot twists and turns along the way, reminding me that I will never be a detective because I could never have guessed the ending of this one.  Two years ago, Tom and Caroline Johnson committed suicide.  Their daughter, Anna, struggles to come to terms with their deaths and enlists the help of semi-retired detective Murray Mackenzie to re-open the case.  There is truly not much more to say without spoiling your reading enjoyment of this one – but Anna and Murray quickly learn nothing is as it seemed when it comes to Tom and Caroline Johnson.