Susan Lewis: My Lies Your Lies

Today I’m pleased to be taking part in the blog tour for My Lies Your Lies. My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and for my copy of the book via the publisher.

Blurb:

His life was destroyed by a lie.

Her life will be ruined by the truth.

Joely tells other people’s secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she’s used to scandal – but this just might be her strangest assignment yet.

Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she’s ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that’s haunted her for forty years.

Freda’s memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher. It ends in a way Joely could never possibly have imagined.

As the story unravels, Joely is spun deeper into a world of secrets and lies. Delving further into Freda’s past, Joely’s sure she can uncover the truth… But does she want to?

Review:

I’ve never read anything by Susan Lewis before but I could immediately tell that she is a talented writer. From the beginning, she asks questions and plants little clues in the text that piqued my interest and encouraged me to read on.

The first half of My Lies Your Lies is a dual timeline set partly in the 1960s and partly in the present day. I was keen to know more about the connection between the past and the present and I had many different theories – all of which turned out to be wrong!

There are several characters in My Lies Your Lies and I really enjoyed getting to know them all as they are all hiding secrets and I wanted to know what they were! Each character is well observed and I felt as though I was part of their lives as I was reading. I must mention Holly, who adds some humour to a storyline which is otherwise quite dark.

Although it could be described as a slow burner, once My Lies Your Lies bursts into life, there is no stopping it! It is full of twists and turns which kept me wondering what would come next.

My Lies Your Lies is available from Amazon.

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