Such an honour to be kicking off Diane Jeffrey’s blog tour for ‘Those Who Lie’! I could not put this book down, at all! I am relieved that my stop is a review so that I can share just how ‘ohmyGOD’, that this book is. Hope you enjoy the tour and keep a look out for the all important ‘to buy’ link at the end of the review!
Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.
At first, signs point to a tragic accident. Yet, as Emily pieces together the events before his death – events which led to her own memory loss – she begins to suspect that her husband’s death may have been the result of more than a terrible twist of fate…
But the accident is only the beginning. Because while Emily’s physical scars will heal, the trauma of the accident has awakened old ghosts. She hears strange sounds, catches things that can’t possibly be there in the corner of her eye. Before long, everywhere she looks, she seems to see her husband.
And suddenly, Emily finds herself asking the most dangerous question of all.
Can she really trust herself?
What does TWG think?
Oh.My.GOD! I started ‘Those Who Lie’ one morning and I had it finished by dinner time. Wherever I went my kindle came with me; I HAD to find out who the finger pointed to, did I guess correctly, you know the same thoughts you have with books like this. For me, the first thing that caught my eye on the e-mail of the book was the very first sentence:
‘Emily Klein doesn’t know she has killed her husband until the day of his funeral.’
Errrrr!!! All sorts of things came to mind, yet the most obvious conclusion for Emily not knowing about her husband’s death didn’t even cross my mind. When the reason came to light in the storyline it was as though the first puzzle piece from an intricate puzzle, had just been put down ready for things to unfold.
Then suddenly, BAM. The author took the storyline back (nearly) to where it all began where Emily was concerned. It wasn’t easy to read. It was chilling, intense and made me physically gasp as it took me back to a moment in my own past, that has left an almighty scar. I honestly thought that I would end up giving up the book due to that link between the characters past, and my past, yet I didn’t. I was far to curious about the overall storyline to give up the book due to a small part of it. Far too nosy for that!
As more of the storyline began to unfold, the closer to the edge of the sofa I became as Emily’s past came back to haunt her. She tried to live her life and move forward as a widow, yet something or someone just wouldn’t leave her alone. Was it her subconscious playing tricks on her or was someone really out to get her? Emily tried to confide in the people she trusted the most, but even they started to look at her like she was going crazy. Losing myself in the storyline and the intensity of Emily’s circumstances made ME feel like I was going mad! One moment things were clear in Emily’s life, and then the next moment things became dark, foggy and even more intense. Goose-bump inducing shall we shall!
Of course, I refuse to do the whole spoiler thing in my reviews as one) that’s not fair on you, and two) it’s extremely unfair on the author. If you are curious about anything in this review, you will need to go and buy the book to read it for yourself as every situation, circumstance and level of fear are ALL linked to one another. That’s why this review is exceptionally hard as I want to tell you everything, but…I can’t! Haha.
‘Those Who Lie’ is a complete head-funk of a book that is full of way more twists than even a game of ‘Twister’ can handle. Also, being red herring galore, this storyline will have you attempting to solve the mystery one moment, to mirroring Emily’s emotions the next. Let’s just say that every single noise I heard after reading this book, made me jump out of my skin and convince myself that I had a nosy parker in my garden (I didn’t btw).
Diane Jeffrey totally blew my mind with such a belter of a storyline and a conclusion even I didn’t see coming. An absolutely fantastic read, I’m looking forward to the next book from this author!
Thank you Diane/NeverlandBT.