Here We Lie – Sophie McKenzie.

Back of the book: 

On holiday with family and her adoring fiance, Jed , Emily couldn’t be happier. But overnight, the trip turns into a walking nightmare when one of the group is found dead in what appears to be a terrible accident.

The devastated party returns to London to cope with their loss while trying to resume their normal lives. But new revelations shed a shocking light on the holiday tragedy and set Emily on a perilous journey to discover the truth about what happened. Soon a terrifying series of threats and lies bring her face to face with the dark truths at the heart of her family.

What I think :

Emily’s parents died in a car accident when she was very young. She has a brother, Martin and a sister, Rose who brought her up after their parents died.

Emily is on holiday in France with her brother, sister and fiance, Jed and his two children, Dee-Dee and Lish. They are having lovely time, everything is how it should be, when about half way through the holiday a tragic accident happens. They cut the holiday short to come home and try and get on with their lives as best they can. However Emily’s fiance Jed cannot let the matter drop and is pretty soon involved in investigations and court cases.

Emily herself is dragged into it all by a face from the past and its not long before Emily is fearing for her life after a series of threats. What was it that happened that fateful night, and what exactly was it that Dee-Dee saw on the boat that day …. ?

This is a pretty suspensfull novel with lots of twists and turns. The characters for the most part are pretty well written. Jed, the fiance seems quite odd to me, he never seems to call Emily by her name he just calls her ‘Baby’ and when they are in bed the calls himself ‘daddy’ which would ring alarm bells for me ! Emily also I found to be pretty drippy (for want of a better word.) She doesn’t seem to be all there and have a opinion of her own, she just listens to everyone else and is led by them.

The ending twist, when it finally is revealed, is not what I expected, I did sit and say to myself ‘Ok then’ as I thought it was quite a build up for a bit of a disappointing ending. Having said that, the book is quite un-put-downable for the most part its just a shame that the ending is a bit tame. I would certainly read any of the the authors other books.

I give this book 7/10.

Published by Simon and Schuster on 10/09/15.

I purchased my copy from Tesco £3:85.

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