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Today I am taking part in the books on tour on its publication day for I Know You Lied by Lesley Sanderson published by Bookouture. Happy publication day Lesley.

Book Details

I Know You Lied by Lesley Sanderson
Release Date: 23rd of June 2020
Format: Kindle
Print Length: 253 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publisher: Bookouture
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Book Blurb

The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.

When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?

Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?

If you loved The Silent Patient, The Secret Mother, and The Wife Between Us, then this addictive thriller about dark family secrets and obsession will have you on the edge of your seat.

Do you believe everything that you’re told? If you answered yes, then that might change at the end of this book. Lesley has done an incredible job at crafting a story that will have you questioning everything! A family saga, that at the helm, is the matriarch, sitting high on her throne, who has been hiding one life changing secret.

I was instantly invested in this book from the first paragraph of the blurb. From that alone, I knew that Lesley was onto a winner with this storyline and I could not have been more right! As I began to read, the rest of the world fell away as the story of this family saga, vividly came to life in my mind.

I immediately connected with Nell and was on the journey with her in her quest for the truth. My heart went out to her and through Lesley’s writing, I felt every emotion that Nell did, as each shocking revelation was revealed. Nell’s mother Sarah was also a standout, who broke my heart into a thousand pieces with what she is put through. Lillian, Nell’s grandmother, is the puppet master who pulls the strings and although extremely unlikeable, she has been perfectly written.

The structure of the book alternates from the past and present which I always enjoy and is where the reader is given insight into Sarah, her relationship with Lillian and the events which lead to the ultimate betrayal. I also found it really interesting how Lesley dropped little hints along the way, which had the reader always a step ahead in the story. A risky move, to still keep the reader engaged but one that really works with this story and does not hinder the enjoyment of it in any way.

I Know You Lied is an emotionally charged gripping read that will captivate you from start to finish. Lesley’s skill as an author continues to grow and she has outdone herself with this book. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review I Know You Lied which I highly recommend.

Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Lesley Sanderson for allowing me to read an advanced copy of I Know You Lied which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.

This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalleyApple Books, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes and Noble & Waterstones if available. As I am from Australia, unfortunately, I am unable to 
add to Amazon UK.

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Let’s Get to Know Lesley

Lesley attended the Curtis Brown Creative 6 month novel writing course in 2015/6, and in 2017 The Orchid Girls (then On The Edge) was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish fiction prize.

Lesley is the author of psychological thrillers and spends her days writing in coffee shops in Kings Cross where she lives and works as a librarian. She loves the atmosphere and eclectic mix of people in the area. Lesley discovered Patricia Highsmith as a teenager and has been hooked on psychological thrillers ever since.

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  1. Wow brilliant review. Since this is in my reads for the next two days, I am excited

  2. Enjoy. Xx