The Lie

Kathryn Croft

My son said he walked his girlfriend home. But now she is missing…

Our new home was meant to be a chance for us to start again, to make new friends and forget the past. And as I look around the barbeque we’ve thrown for our neighbours, I dare to dream that things will be all right. I watch my husband joking as he flips burgers and my daughter turning cartwheels on our sun-bleached lawn. And then my gaze falls on my son Jacob, and his new girlfriend Rose, in her light blue jeans and her green crop top. There is a worried expression clouding her beautiful eyes…
The next day I get a call from Rose’s mother that chills me to the bone. Rose never returned after our party.
I wake my still-sleeping son, who walked Rose home the night before, and beg him for answers. Jacob promises he saw Rose to her front door, and I know he would never lie.
But when the police find Rose’s house keys hidden in our garden and a witness claims to have seen them arguing in the street, everyone insists I can’t believe what Jacob is telling me.
I will do anything to protect my boy. But I need to find a way to make the questions stop. Because there’s something about our family that nobody can ever know. And as the search for Rose closes in, how can I keep him safe and keep our secrets hidden?
A gripping and jaw-dropping page-turner with twists to die for. If you love Lisa Jewell, K.L. Slater and Jackie Kabler, you’ll love The Lie.
What everyone is saying about The Lie:
‘I devoured it in three days straight and was reading it at every opportunity.’ Netgalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘The last sentence made my jaw drop in utter surprise… unforgettable and very hard to put down.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘What a wild ride! This was unputdownable. I read it in one night, who needs sleep anyway?… Kept me guessing the entire time’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Holy Smokes! This place is on fire and it ain’t the damn barbeque party!!!… Wow! Kathryn Croft has done it again and blown me away!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Had me sitting in the same spot for hours burning pages. I couldn’t put it down!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘OMG!!!!! Loved!!!!! Her best work yet!!!!! Once I saw this author had another book coming out I just knew I had to read it. This author is by far one of my favorites of all time… I couldn’t put it down for the life of me. Each chapter left me wanting more and more… They shock me to my core and leave me speechless. This one had me on pins and needles… I was screaming OMG the whole time I was reading it. I even reread it just to be sure. For all these reasons and more I love this author’s books so much. I can’t wait for her next one.’ Blue Moon Blogger, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘A thrilling book that keeps you turning the pages until the shocking ending. Full of twists and turns and shocks. Brilliant!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘So gripping and thrilling. Compassionately written, with undercurrents of something menacing lurking in the background… Oh my word, what an ending! Completely unpredictable but believable! Highly recommended.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Before you start this book, be warned that once you begin you won’t be able to put it down again. Literally!… hooks you in from the start… I literally was up until 3am finishing it because I was soo hooked. And it was worth every second. This is easily one of the most perfectly written books I’ve read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘Heart pounding thriller that left me on the edge of my seat. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this one. Definitely one of the best books this year.’ Goodreads reviewer,
mychestnutreadingtree, 5 stars
What a tangled web of lies Kathryn Croft weaves… a gripping and thought provoking read that kept me guessing long into the night as I just couldn’t put it down!… I raced through this one – it’s a gripping tale that grabbed me immediately and didn’t let go. Probably my favourite book by this author!
‘Wow Kathryn Croft does it again!… This one grabbed me from the very beginning and did not let go til way past my bedtime… Dark and tense.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
‘A cannot-put-down story… so many red herrings that I actually had to stop and regroup, wondering what could happen… Wish I could give this book more than five stars.’ NetGalley reviewer, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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