Blog Tour Review, The Lie

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The Lie

Kathryn Croft 

358 pages

published April 20, 2023

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About the Book: 

My son said he walked his girlfriend home. But now she is missing…

Our new home was meant to be a chance for us to start again, to make new friends and forget the past. And as I look around the barbeque we’ve thrown for our neighbours, I dare to dream that things will be all right. I watch my husband joking as he flips burgers and my daughter turning cartwheels on our sun-bleached lawn. And then my gaze falls on my son Jacob, and his new girlfriend Rose, in her light blue jeans and her green crop top. There is a worried expression clouding her beautiful eyes…

The next day I get a call from Rose’s mother that chills me to the bone. Rose never returned after our party.

I wake my still-sleeping son, who walked Rose home the night before, and beg him for answers. Jacob promises he saw Rose to her front door, and I know he would never lie.

But when the police find Rose’s house keys hidden in our garden and a witness claims to have seen them arguing in the street, everyone insists I can’t believe what Jacob is telling me.

I will do anything to protect my boy. But I need to find a way to make the questions stop. Because there’s something about our family that nobody can ever know. And as the search for Rose closes in, how can I keep him safe and keep our secrets hidden?

A gripping and jaw-dropping page-turner with twists to die for. If you love Lisa Jewell, K.L. Slater and Jackie Kabler, you’ll love The Lie.

My Review

This one was twisty and kept me on my toes.  Ultimately a mother’s love for her child and her instinct to protect them at all costs is at the heart of this one.  Jacob walks Rose home and now Rose is missing.  Jacob’s Mom wants to protect him, and Rose’s Mom wants Rose back and answers.  It seems like such a simple plot, but is it?

The more I read this one the more I didn’t like any of the characters.  Filled with lies and secrets, the story is told from the mothers’ POVs.  Maybe it’s just that I am not a mom, so I don’t understand, but I think they needed to pay a little more attention to what was around them.  But luckily for me I don’t need to like any characters to keep reading.  I just needed to know what happened to Rose.  I was still a little unsure at the end, but ultimately, I was entertained.

If you are a fan of suspenseful family drama, you should read this one.

About the Author


Kathryn is the bestselling author of ten psychological thrillers and to date she has sold over one million copies of her books. Her third book, The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart, and she has also appeared on the Wall Street Journal’s bestsellers list.

Kathryn writes full time and is now hard at work on her next book.

After twelve years living in London, she now lives in Guildford, Surrey, the place she grew up, with her husband, two children and two crazy cats.

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