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Let Me Lie

Audible Sounds of Crime Award at Crimefest, 2019

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780751564884

Price: £8.99

ON SALE: 27th December 2018

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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You won’t be able to put this addictive No. 1 bestseller down . . .

And don’t miss Clare Mackintosh’s electrifying new thriller – HOSTAGE is out now.

‘No one writes a twist like Clare Mackintosh’ PAULA HAWKINS
‘A belter of a novel’ HEAT

The police say it was suicide.
Anna says it was murder.

Who do you believe?

One year ago, Caroline Johnson chose to end her life brutally: a shocking suicide planned to match that of her husband just months before. Their daughter, Anna, has struggled to come to terms with their loss ever since.

Now with a young baby of her own, Anna misses her mother more than ever and starts to ask questions about her parents’ deaths. But by digging up the past, is she putting her future in danger?

Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie . . .


‘Another one-more-chapter, stay-up-late sensation’ LEE CHILD

‘Absolutely BRILLIANT. I LOVED it. I think this is Clare Mackintosh’s best yet‘ MARIAN KEYES


‘A work of genius’ JOANNA CANNON

‘A rollercoaster ride with a shocker of a final sentence’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘Clare Mackintosh does it again. A brilliantly twisting tale’ ERIN KELLY

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A nightmare scenario and some nuanced writing make this a cut above your average thriller; it's not just the premise of the story but the characters who will stick with you
Brilliant. Tense and surprising but heartbreaking and sensitively written . . . I expect no less from Clare but she seems to get better with each novel
GILLIAN McALLISTER, author of Anything You Do Say
A brilliant roller-coaster of a read
Closer Magazine
Let Me Lie grabs you from the first page and never lets go. Taut, compelling and twisty
Linda Green, bestselling author of While My Eyes Were Closed
Let Me Lie is simply impossible to put down. Complex and clever, this book will grab onto you and will not let go
EMMA KAVANAGH, author of Falling
Tightly-plotted, tense and affecting, Let Me Lie will keep you guessing until the very last line. No one writes a twist like Clare Mackintosh
PAULA HAWKINS, number one bestselling author of The Girl on the Train
Threats and lies abound as the mystery draws you in
Daily Express
Another one-more-chapter, stay-up-late sensation from Clare Mackintosh. No doubt about it now - she's a major talent
A beautifully written, haunting page turner with a devilish twist or two
COLETTE McBETH, author of An Act of Silence
A compelling premise, perfectly paced and threaded with killer twists - Let Me Lie is an utterly gripping psychological thriller
LUCY CLARKE, author of Last Seen
Clare Mackintosh does it again. A brilliantly twisting tale of toxic families
ERIN KELLY, Sunday Times bestselling author of He Said/She Said
Brilliantly clever . . . Let Me Lie is a work of genius
JOANNA CANNON, author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep
Clare Mackintosh just keeps getting better and better - no mean feat after her first two cracking novels. She's so good at getting under the skin of ordinary lives to reveal hidden stories and dramas . . . I honestly raced through the book
JULIA CROUCH, author of Her Husband's Lover
[An] expertly constructed thriller . . . Instant gratification grip-lit of the highest order
Another masterclass in misdirection that twists, twists and - when you think you've figured it out - twists again
MARK EDWARDS, author of The Lucky Ones
A rollercoaster read
As heartbreakingly sad as it is breakneck thrilling, Let Me Lie is a triumph for Clare Mackintosh and a must read for 2018
LOUISE CANDLISH, author of The Swimming Pool
I absolutely loved Let Me Lie. The plot is engrossing and in Murray Mackenzie Clare Mackintosh has created one of those perfect characters who stay with you long after the final page is turned
SARAH FRANKIN, author of Shelter
Latest gripper from popular ex-copper turned bestseller, in which Anna starts to doubt the suicide verdicts on her parents' deaths. The insight and delicacy with which Mackintosh draws her characters - from new mother Anna to weary police officer Murray - is compelling
Shocking, dark and brilliant, I loved it!
SAM HEPBURN, author of Her Perfect Life
Nothing is what it seems in this extraordinarily twisty tale of heartbreak and love by Clare "Page-turner" Mackintosh
MICHELLE FRANCES, author of The Girlfriend
With Clare Mackintosh's trademark clever twists, this will keep you up all night
Let Me Lie is absolutely BRILLIANT. I LOVED it. I think this is Clare Mackintosh's best yet. An engaging, engrossing read
Clare Mackintosh is the master of surprise
Gripping, inventive and unexpected. Her best yet
EMILY ELGAR, author of If You Knew Her
I devoured every page of this addictive, complex, multi-viewpoint spider's web of plot and clever characterisation. The big twist took me completely by surprise - but even this was overshadowed by the shock of the last page. No cheating. You're in for a treat
JANE CORRY, author of My Husband's Wife and Blood Sisters
It's like being in the hands of a master magician. You think you know what she is doing, and that seems thrilling enough, and then she pulls the rug from under you. So very clever. Totally absorbing and original
SABINE DURRANT, author of Sunday Times bestselling Lie With Me
With twists aplenty, this is a belter of a novel
One of our favourite thriller writers . . . A rollercoaster ride with a shocker of a final sentence
Good Housekeeping