My Word Against His
published May 26, 2023
About the book
My future hangs in the balance. They’re questioning both of us and every word I say matters. I need to be careful – it’s my word against his, and I can’t afford to lose…
Thirteen years ago. Teenager Lucie babysits our little son Henry. She’s like the daughter I never had. And she believes we’re the perfect family – just me, my husband and Henry.
But Lucie doesn’t really know what’s happening behind closed doors. Until one night, she sees something so awful she leaves. And my family is never the same again…
Now, Lucie has reached out, desperate for my help. It’s been thirteen years of silence, but I would recognise her voice anywhere. She’s back: and so are the secrets she took with her.
What did she see that night? And does she know my side of the story, or only his?
I hope she knows what she’s doing. Because there is no line I won’t cross to protect the ones I love – or the secrets I’ve worked so hard to hide…
An absolutely gripping psychological thriller where no one is who they seem, that will make your heart pound and your jaw drop! Perfect for fans of addictive page-turners like The Housemaid, The Family Across the Street and The Family Upstairs.
We are dropped into the middle of this with multiple timelines and narrators getting us to the point of the prologue. I think this could be an excellent book club choice to discuss what you thought when you were first dropped into the story and how that narrative changed as the facts slowly unfolded. What I thought was happening versus what happened was a far cry from each other. And all the narratives in between as a new fact came to light. I normally come up with a bunch of wacky ideas what could be happening, but rarely do I have so many thoughts so far from the truth of the story happen. My thoughts of the situation and the characters morphed multiple times throught this one.
It is cleverly and painstakingly constructed by the author to do all that flipping around without giving too much away. I always applaud these unique constructions since domestic thrillers can be quite similar.
You might have to suspend a little disbelief, but I was entertained and tethered to the book as I tried to piece together what happened in this one.
About the author:
Lauren writes psychological suspense novels that delve into the darker side of relationships and families. She has a lifelong passion for writing, reading, and all things books. Lauren’s love of psychological suspense has grown since childhood and her dark imagination of always wondering what’s the worst thing that could happen in every situation.
Lauren studied psychology before moving to London where she lived and worked for many years. She now lives with her family in the Suffolk countryside.
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