The Lies we Tell by Jane Corry @JaneCorryAuthor @PenguinUKBooks #TheLiesWeTell #NetGalley #BookReview

The Lies We Tell: The twist-filled, addictive new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of I MADE A MISTAKE by [Jane Corry]


Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he’d done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police.

Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . .

As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision . . .

Save her son . . . or save herself?


The Lies We Tell


When Sarah and Tom’s son, fifteen-year-old Freddy, hadn’t returned home, at the time they said he had to be in, his dad wasn’t surprised, and his mum was worried. Freddy wasn’t an easy child, he had another side to him. When he got home, he was covered in blood, not his own. He had killed someone. Tom wanted to call the police, but Sarah had other ideas. The story drops back to when Tom and Sarah met.

Tom and Sarah could not have been more different. Tom had been educated at boarding school, and lived by routines and tidiness and was never impulsive. Sarah on the other hand, had been born in a commune and lived in chaos and clutter. He felt compelled to care for her, and once he had kissed her, she saw stars like never before. They asked each other about their pasts, and the lies began. Of course, they married. They didn’t know better.

Now we aren’t talking little lies, these were life-changing events, but by the time they knew about each other, it was too late. It wasn’t just them that would be affected.

The story has some mighty powerful themes running through it about the consequences, that come from the actions and choices that we make. The opening chapters certainly grabbed my attention. I could only think of one worse situation. I liked how the story took on the two scenarios of opposite reactions and how they panned out.

I never knew what was coming on the next page of this story, which kept me guessing about how it would end. It felt realistic and made me question what I would do if that had been me. There are some surprises which I had not seen coming.

I wish to thank Net Galley and the publisher for an e-copy of this book which I have reviewed honestly.


Jane Corry

Jane Corry is a writer and journalist (Daily Telegraph and women’s magazines) who worked for three years as the writer in residence of a high security male prison. This experience helped inspire her Sunday Times Penguin bestsellers ‘My Husband’s Wife’, ‘Blood Sisters’, ‘The Dead Ex’,
‘I Looked Away’ and ‘I Made A Mistake’. She has now sold over a million copies of her books world-wide.

Jane also writes short stories as well as a weekly digital column about being a granny for My Weekly. As well as this, she speaks at literary festivals all over the world. Many of her ideas strike during morning dog-jogs along the beach followed by a dip in the sea – no matter how cold it is!

Twitter: @JaneCorryAuthor

The Lies We Tell: The twist-filled, addictive new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of I MADE A MISTAKE by [Jane Corry]

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