Super excited to be alongside some fabulous blogs today as part of Bookouture’s blog blitz for Kathryn Croft and ‘Silent Lies’! Thank you to Bookouture for the ARC, as well as inviting me to take part in the blog blitz. Here is my review:
‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.
Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished.
Five years later, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn’t kill himself.
Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach’s past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband. As the secrets revealed get darker, Alison becomes harder to read, and Mia starts to wonder – why is Alison so keen to help?
And then a piece of the puzzle appears in an impossible place, and Mia has to ask, is she losing her mind, or should she be afraid for her life?
An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about obsession and buried secrets, with a brilliant twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page.
What does TWG think?
Once again, I am so pleased that I don’t read the blurbs of books before I start reading them as I probably wouldn’t have been so stunned by this storyline if I had read it beforehand.
Anywhoo, what an addictive read! The storyline is split between then and now, as well as two different characters. I must have been exceptionally slow but I couldn’t work out what the connection was to the two females at first! What a numpty. It didn’t take me too long to figure out the connection….luckily. Funnily enough, things started to make more sense once I had!
As soon as Alison was introduced to the storyline, something about her made me extremely uncomfortable and I couldn’t work out why. All I know was that I marked her card straight away. Just in case.
There was also another character who at times I felt incredibly sorry for, even though I didn’t feel as though they fit into the storyline as well as the others. Which, once you’ve read it, you might understand where I am coming from. For such a prominent character in the book, I felt as though the they were a last-minute addition to the storyline instead of being immersed into the situation like the others.
Apart from that, I was absolutely hooked whilst reading ‘Silent Lies’. The storyline reeled me in straight away, leaving me guessing until the very last page – literally! I formed my own opinions along the way, trying to put the pieces of the jigsaw back together again. Whether my opinion was correct or incorrect, I won’t divulge. Let’s just say that ‘Silent Lies’ left me with my mouth hanging wide open.
Overall, ‘Silent Lies’ kept me on the edge of my seat for most of the book – there were times where I didn’t know who or what to believe! Hell, I even struggled to believe my own name!
‘Silent Lies’ is a well crafted, addictive, and fast paced read which will leave you questioning absolutely everything. So many interesting and secretive characters make up this suspenseful storyline…but which one is telling the truth? Never mind Jeremy Kyle and a lie detector test – the lies in this book are far too powerful for good ol’ Jezza to take on.
I am rather looking forward to reading what Kathryn Croft comes out with next. After reading ‘Silent Lies’, it’s safe to say that the author now has a fan for life….and no that’s not a Silent Lie.
Kathryn Croft is the bestselling author of five psychological thrillers, and to date has sold over one million copies of her books. The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart and her other novels, Behind Closed Doors, The Stranger Within and The Girl You Lost all reached number one in the psychological thriller charts.
She has just completed her sixth psychological thriller, which is due for publication on 25th October 2017.
After six years teaching secondary school English, Kathryn now writes full time and has a publishing deal with Bookouture, as well as foreign rights deals in thirteen different countries.
Having always been an avid reader, Kathryn believes in the power of words to entertain, teach and transform lives. She is also a firm believer in following your dreams and says anything is possible if you work hard enough and never give up!
Kathryn lives in Guildford, Surrey with her husband, their little boy and two cats.
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