Today I am thrilled to be sharing my review on Her Perfect Lies by Lana Newton. Happy publication day Lana.
Her Perfect Lies by Lana Newton
Release Date: 7th of November
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 384 pages
Genre: Psychological Suspense
Publisher: HQ Digital
Claire is beautiful.
Claire is famous.
Claire has a handsome husband and a house to die for.
But Claire doesn’t know any of that. Claire isn’t even sure who she is…
When Claire Wright wakes in hospital, she sees a stranger staring back at her in the mirror. With no memories from before the devastating car accident that left her and her father with life-changing injuries, she must navigate the life of a stranger along with all the mistakes her former self left behind.
As Claire discovers the person she used to be she must also unravel the mystery that surrounds the accident. But the more Claire uncovers, the more she will be forced to face up to the dark secrets from her life before…
Her Perfect Lies is a great read that will have you gripped from start to finish. It is an intriguing story that is full of mystery and suspense and perfect for fans of the psychological suspense genre. From the opening chapter I was hooked and was up reading this well into the night. It is definitely a page turner with plenty of shocks along the way!
Lana has created a chilling plot that would be one of my worst nightmares! Losing your memory and not knowing things about your life like personal and family relationships, friendships, childhood memories, work life etc, I can’t even..but what makes this story different is that main protagonist Claire may find that she is better off not remembering the events that lead to the car accident or her past….You’re intrigued now aren’t you?
There are only a few characters that join Claire in this story with the main ones being her husband and father that we read the most of. They have, as well as the supporting characters been written well and are believable in the roles that they play. They keep you on your toes, each hiding something whether it be to protect Claire or stop her from finding out secrets best kept hidden..I enjoyed how I was kept second guessing myself with them all.
What I really enjoyed most about this book is how Lana made me feel tense throughout the story in anticipation of what was to come. It had an ominous presence in each chapter that also at times had me feeling uncomfortable which is how I like a psychological suspense to make me feel. You just know a big reveal is on the horizon and in this case, it’s a ripper!
Lana’s writing is very fluid, engaging and flows really well. it is not repetitive and although descriptive, it is not overly done. There is no beating around the bush and I liked how Lana just gets on with it, which made this fast paced and a quick read. This is the first book I have read from Lana and she will definitely now be on my radar for her future releases.
It was an absolute pleasure to be able to read a review Her Perfect Lies which I recommend.
Thank-you to NetGalley, HQ Digital and Lana Newton for allowing me to read an advanced copy of Her Perfect Lies which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
About Lana Newton
Lana Newton grew up in two opposite corners of the Soviet Union – the snow-white Siberian town of Tomsk and the golden-domed Ukrainian capital, Kyiv. At the age of sixteen, she moved to Australia with her mother. Lana and her family live on the Central Coast of NSW, where it never snows and is always summer-warm.
Lana studied IT at university and, as a student, wrote poetry in Russian that she hid from everyone. For over a decade after graduating, she worked as a computer programmer. When she returned to university to complete her history degree, her favourite lecturer encouraged her to write fiction. She hasn’t looked back, and never goes anywhere without her favourite pen because you never know when the inspiration might strike.
Lana’s short stories appeared in many magazines and anthologies, and she was the winner of the Historical Novel Society Autumn 2012 Short Fiction competition. Her novels are published by HQ Digital, an imprint of Harper Collins UK.
Lana also writes historical fiction under the pen name of Lana Kortchik.
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