Wednesday 9 May 2018

BLOG TOUR - The Lies We Told by Camilla Way ~ REVIEW

With huge thanks to Heidi from Harper Collins and Camilla Way, I received a copy of this in exchange for an honest review............

Do you promise not to tell???

Clara and Luke have been together a while and completely in love.  Luke has been preparing an upcoming interview but when Clara wakes early on this particular morning to discover that Luke hasn't come home, she reaches to check her phone but there's no missed calls or text messages.  After trying to ring him, she discovers that Luke's phone is in the house, she checks her emails to see an email from Luke to say that he was going to be working late but will be home but he's not arrived home and no-one has seen him so in effect Luke has gone missing.

Seeing as everyone thinks that Luke has left her, Clara knows differently and desperately searches for the truth, she uncovers evidence that Luke had a stalker but as she digs deeper and finds people from his past and what they have to say doesn't paint a very nice picture of him and she's worried 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 all those years ago even though it almost destroyed her family when she vanished. As Clara digs deeper into Luke's mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that these two incidents are connected or is there something more sinister going on?

WOW!!! What a novel The Lies We Told was, I Loved, Loved, LOVED this, it was absolutely fantastic and talk about messing with your head, just when you think you've things worked out Camilla throws another red herring into the story, just like a real psychological novel should be. It made my skin crawl and it definitely didn't disappoint. It was a spine-chilling , pulse pounding, heart thumping rollercoaster ride. The Lies We Told is told in two timeframes, present 2017 and from 1989 into the 1990's and there is a back story running through it which cleverly comes together towards the end.

The sociopath/kidnapper character was absolutely brilliant, very well written and cleverly constructed. They were everything you'd expect with a sociopath - cold, calculating, manipulating and has no regard for anyone's feelings or who they hurt on their path of destruction. At times, I could feel I was right there with the characters.

 I am really looking forward to Camilla's next book already where I'm hoping it won't be too long until then but no pressure at all.  After enjoying this so much I'm looking forward to reading Watching Edie now.


The Lies We Told is published on May 3rd and is available in all good bookshops, libraries and on Kindle where it is currently £3.99 at the time of publication of this review.

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