Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review of The Family Lie by Jake Cross. Happy publication day Jake!
About the book:
You whispered goodnight to your daughter. You didn’t know that would be your last goodbye!
You wake up in the middle of the night.
Your five-year-old daughter is gone.
Your husband is nowhere to be seen.
Your family think he took her.
The police believe he’s guilty.
But he wouldn’t do that, would he?
He’s a loving father. A loving husband. Isn’t he?
Right from the get go there is no build up to this family thriller and we are thrown head first in the main character Anna’s worst nightmare. Her daughter Josie is no where to be found and to makes matters even worse, her husband Nick is also missing!
A police investigation quickly gets underway with their suspicions that Nick is responsible for their little lady’s disappearance. Unable to believe that her husband could have taken Josie, Anna receives a text message from Nick that throws her world upside down and it appears that Nick is involved!
But when Nick is found drugged and unable to let anyone know where and what has happened to Josie the plot thickens as to who is responsible and why.
Is Anna really the victim? or has a mistake from her past come back to haunt her and is she the reason Josie was taken in the first place?
What follows is a fast pace thriller to keep you on your toes and has you guessing who can be trusted in this situation.
Do I recommend this book:
Hell yes! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
This is a well written thriller that cleverly makes you think you have figured out who the culprit is only to then push it into a entirely different direction.
A great read and I look forward to more of Jake’s work in the future.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Jake Cross for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Family Lie in exchange for an honest review.
All opinions are my own and are not biased in anyway.
About the Author:
As a kid, Jake chose to write fantasy because there was no research needed for an invented world. Early short stories covered probably every genre except dieselpunk-romcom.
Although he now writes thrillers, Jake’s reading love is true crime. He thinks he’d make a good detective, but his partner points out that he can’t even decide if it was the three kids or the two cats who broke something in the house.
His excuse: kids won’t sit still for a polygraph, and cats know their right to remain silent. There a no dieselpunk-romcom novels planned!
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