One More Lie by Amy Lloyd
Kindle Edition, 368 pages
Expected publication: May 28th 2019 by Hanover Square Press & HARLEQUIN–Trade Publishing
About the Book:
Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward the type of behavior that sent her to prison in the first place. The further down that path she goes, however, the closer she gets to the crime that put her in prison all those years ago. And that’s the one memory she can’t face. Until, one day, Sean tracks her down.
This is the first book I read by this author. I found it to be increasingly engaging. The twists and turns and unexpected events throughout the story result in a read that it’s hard to put down. This book has all the hallmarks of a great suspense book: interesting premise, excellent character development, flowing dialogue and unexpected twists. I really enjoyed the protagonist, not despite her flaws, but because of them. The author chose to develop the protagonists flaws as a result of her tragic circumstances, and I found her character to be more believable and relatable due to this.
I really enjoyed this book a lot. The main character, Charlotte, was immediately interesting and likable to me. Though she is a very flawed character, her background just made me all the more empathetic towards her. The pacing was excellent and I was able to stay absorbed enough to read it in one sitting. I loved that the story kept me guessing. As much as I enjoyed the mystery and suspense, the protagonist and what she has gone through is what stood out the most and kept me wanting to read just one more chapter. I will be checking out the author's other book, The Innocent Wife, and that is a good sign of how enjoyable I found this book.
Thank you NetGalley, Hanover Square Press, HARLEQUIN – Trade Publishing and Amy Lloyd for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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