Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh [Book Review]

Book Review

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Title: Let Me Lie

Author: Clare Mackintosh

Publisher: Berkley

Publish Date: March 13, 2018

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Series: na

My Rating: 4/5

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh


The police say it was suicide. Anna says it was murder. They’re both wrong.

Last year, Tom and Caroline Johnson chose to end their lives, one seemingly unable to live without the other. Their daughter, Anna, is struggling to come to terms with her parents’ deaths, unwilling to accept the verdict of suicide.

Now with a baby herself, Anna feels her mother’s absence keenly and is determined to find out what really happened to her parents. But as she digs up the past, someone is trying to stop her.

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie….

Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh


Anna’s parents both committed suicide two years earlier. As the anniversaries of the deaths approach, Anna is missing them even more than usual now that she has a baby. When she receives a note that suggests her parents deaths may not have been suicides, she starts to question the past and the investigation into her parent’s deaths.

Let Me Lie uses multiple points of view – Anna, Murray, and an unnamed narrator. Anna is a woman in her twenties. She has lost both of her parents to suicide, and has trouble reconciling their deaths with the parents she remembers. Murray is the detective who worked the cases of her parents deaths. The unnamed narrator is a little different, and one that adds a lot to the story.

Let Me Lie starts as a slow burning suspense, but has an exciting, twisty ending. The alternating chapters work for this book. Each narrator has something different to offer to the story, but it takes all viewpoints to pull the story together. Topics covered in this book include relationships, motherhood, and domestic abuse.

Let Me Lie is a twisty psychological thriller. Clever, dramatic, and suspenseful. Good for fans of domestic thrillers.

Books by Clare Mackintosh:
  1. I Let You Go
  2. I See You
  3. Let Me Lie
  4. After the End
  5. Hostage

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