Ella Drummond: My Last Lie

On the final day of the blog tour, I am delighted to be sharing my review of My Last Lie. It is written with thanks to Sarah Hardy from Book On The Bright Side for inviting me to take part, and Hera Books for my copy of the book via Netgalley.

Blurb:

New beginnings. Old secrets.
Theo and Pilar. The perfect couple.

Successful, beautiful and very much in love.
Until a year ago – and the tragedy that nearly tore them apart.
When their baby died, a part of them died with him.
Now they’re trying to rebuild themselves, moving to a stunning house in rural Cornwall.
But someone knows all their secrets – and will stop at nothing to disturb their fragile peace.

Theo and Pilar are about to learn that you can try to hide – but you can never outrun your past.

A unputdownable, gripping psychological thriller that will hook you until the final shocking twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Wife Between Us will be captivated.   

Review:

My Last Lie definitely lives up to its billing as a psychological thriller in that it absolutely messes with your mind. Theo and Pilar move to Cornwall from London in a bid to escape their past. This immediately raises lots of questions: what happened to them? What secrets are they hiding? Are they being truthful to each other? This intrigued me, and from the beginning, I wanted to know the answers and it is this that kept me reading. As the novel develops, other things start to happen which are unsettling not only for Theo and Pilar, but for us as well. I am glad I was not alone in the house whilst I was reading!
Throughout the novel, I was constantly wondering who was terrorising Theo and Pilar. As Theo and Pilar struggle to settle into their new home. The village in which they live is quite close knit, but not knowing anyone well, Theo and Pilar have to treat people with suspicion – and so did I! I was always looking for signs that someone might not be all that they seem and have ulterior motives.
My Last Lie is something of a slow burner, and whilst this will not suit everybody, once it bursts into life, the plot becomes incredibly frantic. As the novel reached its climax, I was breathless, wondering if anyone would be hurt.
You can purchase My Last Lie ​from Amazon.
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