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Title: Lie With Me
Author: Sabine Durrant
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Publish Date: December 29, 2016
Genre: Psychological Thriller
My Rating: 3/5
A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?
Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he’s going to make it happen.
If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done.
But when he charms his way on to a family holiday…
And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn’t understand…
By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it’s the lies that cause the real damage…
Well, by then, it might just be too late.
Paul meets Alice through Andrew, one of his old acquaintances. Paul decides Alice is his next meal ticket and starts to woo her. Alice invites Paul to go on holiday with her, her kids, and Andrew and his family. While in Greece 10 years earlier, a girl went missing, and that tragic event has adversely affected Alice. The memories of the girl’s disappearance, along with new events, disrupt Paul’s plan for romancing Alice.
Lie With Me is told from Paul’s point of view. Paul is a scoundrel. He is a self-absorbed, worthless, unemployed womanizer who takes advantage of people to get his own way. So, basically, he’s not a likable character. In fact, there aren’t really any likable characters in this book.
The plot builds slowly, very slowly. Nothing exciting happens. Then, things start to pick up and it gets more interesting. It was pretty obvious where the story was headed, but still an entertaining read.
Lie With Me is a clever, well-written psychological thriller. Good for fans of slow paced thrillers with unlikable narrators, like Girl on the Train.
I received a digital copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Books by Sabine Durrant:
- Under Your Skin
- Remember Me This Way
- Lie With Me
- Take Me In
- Finders, Keepers
- Sun Damage