Let Me Lie

Paperback edition released 27/12/2018

by Clare Mackintosh

Thriller and Suspense

Let Me Lie Synopsis

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 ask questions about her parents' deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger? Sometimes it's safer to let things lie . . .

Discover the sensational, gripping new page-turner and NUMBER ONE Sunday Times bestseller from Clare Mackintosh, award-winning author of breakout bestsellers I See You and I Let You Go

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780751564884
Publication date: 27th December 2018
Author: Clare Mackintosh
Publisher: Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 416 pages
Primary Genre Thriller and Suspense

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Clare Mackintosh Press Reviews

A brilliant roller-coaster of a read - Closer Magazine

Let Me Lie grabs you from the first page and never lets go. Taut, compelling and twisty - Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed

Latest gripper from popular ex-copper turned bestseller, in which Anna starts to doubt the suicide verdicts on her parents' deaths. The insight and delicacy with which Mackintosh draws her characters - from new mother Anna to weary police officer Murray - is compelling - SUNDAY TIMES AND TIMES CRIME CLUB

A rollercoaster read - PRIMA

With Clare Mackintosh's trademark clever twists, this will keep you up all night - FABULOUS

Clare Mackintosh is the master of surprise - DAILY EXPRESS

Clare Mackintosh just keeps getting better and better - no mean feat after her first two cracking novels. She's so good at getting under the skin of ordinary lives to reveal hidden stories and dramas . . . I honestly raced through the book - JULIA CROUCH, author of Her Husband's Lover

I absolutely loved Let Me Lie. The plot is engrossing and in Murray Mackenzie Clare Mackintosh has created one of those perfect characters who stay with you long after the final page is turned - SARAH FRANKIN, author of Shelter

Nothing is what it seems in this extraordinarily twisty tale of heartbreak and love by Clare Page-turner Mackintosh - MICHELLE FRANCES, author of The Girlfriend

Shocking, dark and brilliant, I loved it! - SAM HEPBURN, author of Her Perfect Life

A compelling premise, perfectly paced and threaded with killer twists - Let Me Lie is an utterly gripping psychological thriller - LUCY CLARKE, author of Last Seen

A beautifully written, haunting page turner with a devilish twist or two - COLETTE McBETH, author of An Act of Silence

Brilliantly clever . . . Let Me Lie is a work of genius - JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep

Tightly-plotted, tense and affecting, Let Me Lie will keep you guessing until the very last line. No one writes a twist like Clare Mackintosh - PAULA HAWKINS, number one bestselling author of The Girl on the Train

Another masterclass in misdirection that twists, twists and - when you think you've figured it out - twists again - MARK EDWARDS, author of The Lucky Ones

It's like being in the hands of a master magician. You think you know what she is doing, and that seems thrilling enough, and then she pulls the rug from under you. So very clever. Totally absorbing and original - SABINE DURRANT, author of Sunday Times bestselling Lie With Me

Let Me Lie is simply impossible to put down. Complex and clever, this book will grab onto you and will not let go - EMMA KAVANAGH, author of Falling

Gripping, inventive and unexpected. Her best yet - EMILY ELGAR, author of If You Knew Her

I devoured every page of this addictive, complex, multi-viewpoint spider's web of plot and clever characterisation. The big twist took me completely by surprise - but even this was overshadowed by the shock of the last page. No cheating. You're in for a treat - JANE CORRY, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters

Clare Mackintosh does it again. A brilliantly twisting tale of toxic families - ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said

Brilliant. Tense and surprising but heartbreaking and sensitively written . . . I expect no less from Clare but she seems to get better with each novel - GILLIAN McALLISTER, author of Anything You Do Say

Let Me Lie is absolutely BRILLIANT. I LOVED it. I think this is Clare Mackintosh's best yet. An engaging, engrossing read - MARIAN KEYES

Another one-more-chapter, stay-up-late sensation from Clare Mackintosh. No doubt about it now - she's a major talent - LEE CHILD

As heartbreakingly sad as it is breakneck thrilling, Let Me Lie is a triumph for Clare Mackintosh and a must read for 2018 - LOUISE CANDLISH, author of The Swimming Pool

With twists aplenty, this is a belter of a novel - Heat

[An] expertly constructed thriller . . . Instant gratification grip-lit of the highest order - METRO

One of our favourite thriller writers . . . A rollercoaster ride with a shocker of a final sentence - Good Housekeeping

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About Clare Mackintosh

Clare Mackintosh spent twelve years in the police force, including time on CID, and as a public order commander. She left the police in 2011 to work as a freelance journalist and social media consultant, and now writes full time. She is the founder and director of Chipping Norton Literary Festival, and lives in the Cotswolds with her husband and their three children.   Author photo © Smart Photography

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