The Lies We Hide by S.E. Lynes

Kindle Edition, 367 pages
Expected publication: December 4th 2019 by Bookouture
About the Book:
Thirty years ago, Nicola Watson lived with her parents and older brother in a respectable suburb. At ten years old, she didn’t yet understand why her stomach tightened when she heard her father’s heavy tread as he returned home late at night, or why it made her brother Graham’s stammer get worse, or why one night her mother Carol woke them both, wide-eyed and whispering, and took them out of their home and into the unknown. Now a successful lawyer in the city, with a life poles apart from her dark beginnings, Nicola has returned home for her mother’s funeral. But as she stands in her mother’s house, remembering the woman who sacrificed everything for her children, Nicola has to confront the guilt that she feels for leaving her family behind. And the belief that she played a part in the events that led to her brother going to prison for murder. All Carol wanted was to protect her children, but escaping her husband was only the beginning of the story. And when Nicola learns the truth of what her mother did, it will change everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

This book is one that is quick paced. You become so invested in how Nicola will handle each setback that the pages just turn themselves. You are held hostage as you wonder what could possibly happen next. I admire the female characters that S.E. Lynes has created in this story. Nicola seems determined to unravel the pile of lies that her life has become.

From the moment I started this book I knew it was going to be different, I was absorbed completely. The author has quite an imagination to say the very least and at times I could hardly believe what I was reading. If you like a twisted, family psychological thriller I'd recommend this book as I really enjoyed it...time just flew by as I was reading and I was thoroughly enthralled.

Thank you NetGalley, S.E. Lynes and Bookouture for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.

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