Review – The Lie by C.L. Taylor

The Lie I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes…

Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.

Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.

Jane has tried to put her past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves.



Genre: Thriller
My Rating: **** (4 stars)

“Wow” – my first thought when I finally put the book down. I didn’t re-read the description before starting this book and had forgotten what it was about, so I didn’t really know what to expect. I think that was a perfect way to read this story – just to go along and let it drag you across the world and back again, into the past and then back to the present, never knowing when the next turn would be. This was truly a hard to put down thriller. I didn’t know what was going on or who to trust, and became so caught up in Jane’s story that I totally lost track of time while reading it.

This is not an unreliable narrator book, but if you’re a fan of thrillers like Gone Girl or the Girl on the Train, I think you’ll love this one.

Warning – I know some readers prefer not to read or be surprised by some topics. This novel contains scenes depicting rape and violence against women.

Note: I was provided a free copy in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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