“The lies we told” by Camilla Way // Book Review

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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 reappears.

Emma wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened–even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke’s mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected.


” At first I mistook the severed head for something else. “


I received this copy as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.


We are not far from the crush with this book!

I was completely caught up in the story from the first pages. This novel is a real page-turner.

The narration alternates between the past and the present, as well as between two families. We do not know what can link them, because obviously I immediately suspected that they were linked.

The part in the “past”, which focuses on Hannah and her family is really addictive. Hannah is a cold-blooded character, so scary, and I loved learning more about her and what she did to her family and other people during her childhood.

The “present” part takes place in 2017 and focuses on Clara, after the sudden disappearance of her boyfriend Luke. We will meet her friends but also her in-laws, who have already faced a disappearance in the past: Luke’s sister.

Throughout my reading, I was so eager to know the end, to know what was the link between these two families. Sometimes I wanted to go directly to the end, I couldn’t wait, I had to know! hahaha! Of course, I didn’t do it, and thankfully because the book is really well built.

Each end of chapter made me want to continue my reading. A real treat.

In short, I can only advise you “The lies we told”. Being a fan of psychological thrillers, I was really happy to read this book, and now I want to discover more novels by this author!





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