#BlogTour! #Review – #OneMoreLie by Amy Lloyd (@AmyLloydwrites) @arrowpublishing

We have reached the end of the ‘One More Lie’ blog tour, and no, that is not a lie! Many thanks to Rachel for the blog tour invite and ARC. Here is my review of Amy Lloyd’s new book:

When you can’t remember your crime…

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU’RE GUILTY?

Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her childhood crime – and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment.

It’s the reason she’s been given a new name, a new life. The reason she spent years in prison.

But even on the outside, with an ankle monitor and court-mandated therapy, she can’t escape the devastating memory of the night that turned her and her only friend into national hate figures.

But now her friend has found her.

And despite the lies she tells to survive, she soon finds herself being dragged deeper and deeper into a past she cannot confront.

Even if it’s going to cost Charlotte her life…

What does TWG think?

I have no idea where to begin with this one! What a complex, atmospheric novel!

Charlotte has got a past and a half yet she cant quite remember the finer details of it, like how she ended up in prison. How could someone forget something like that? Is she faking it or is it a psychological ‘delight’? ‘One More Lie’ has a split narrative and alternates between the past and present, revealing snippets of Charlotte’s life very slowly.

It worked. I mean, the pace of the book worked well with the slow reveals and it kept me engaged. However, it also made me a little bit confused as I felt that the multiple narratives and different timeframes with limited information, was hard to follow at times. Patience is definitely important with this storyline, that’s for sure.

I enjoyed Amy Lloyd’s twisted storytelling and her intense portrayal of just how damaging secrets can be. Charlotte was definitely in a web, a naive one to put it mildly. She was a character who seemed younger than her years and at times it made me want to mother her and point her in the right direction, yet on the other hand I couldn’t help feel a sense of disappointment due to her actions.

‘One More Lie’ is a sinister, slow burning read which showcases Amy Lloyd’s passion for her craft.

One More Lie by Amy Lloyd is published by Century, Penguin Random House and available now in ebook, and hardback.

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