Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh is my second read by this author. After reading I Let You Go, I knew I had to read more! While I did not love Let Me Lie quite as much as I Let You Go, this was a great read with a story unlike anything I’ve read before. I did have some trouble relating to the protagonist, which might be why I didn’t love this book. However, it was a great read and I cannot wait to read more by Clare Mackintosh, who seems to love to include cliff scenes in her writing.
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh Synopsis
“The police say it was suicide.Goodreads
Anna says it was murder.
They’re both wrong.
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 question her parents’ deaths. But by digging up their past, she’ll put her future in danger. Sometimes it’s safer to let things lie…
The stunning, twisty new psychological thriller from number one bestseller Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go and I See You.”
What I Loved
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh was a unique story that was told from several points of view. Just like in Clare Mackintosh’s other book, one of these was from an unknown perspective. I called a few of the twists early on which made me love the book less. I was way up there on my high horse, when more reveals came and I got knocked right off. Needless to say, I did NOT see three major twists coming at all. One twist in particular made my day, although I can’t say any more about it without spoiling things.
What I Didn’t Love
Despite all the great things about Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh, there was just something about it that didn’t make me go ‘wow, I love this.’ I think that not being able to relate to the character was one big reason. And it wasn’t just her life experience that had me iffy about her. It’s hard for me to pinpoint though. Plus, I didn’t like that some of the twists were really obvious, though done in an interesting way. Although I must say that the crazier twists made up for the obvious ones.
Finally, I have to admit that I did get bored at times and did some skim-reading to to get to the more exciting parts. I recall doing this a bit with Clare Mackintosh’s other book as well. But that could be on me being so impatient rather than the author or the plot. I by no means regret picking this book up and I will be reading more by Clare!
Summary: Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh
Let Me Lie by Clare Mackintosh was an enjoyable read that I didn’t love but I didn’t hate it either. It kept me interested despite some skimming, and there were some truly unexpected twists. If you want to start off on the best foot, I recommend reading I Let You Go first. But that’s just my two cents! I can’t wait to read more by Clare Mackintosh, and might even pick up one of her books next.