Book Review: My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis

April 16, 2020 Book review 2 ★★★½

Do you love twisted mind games, and even better literary twisted mind games? Then you need to hear about My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis.

Thanks to HarperCollins Publishers for giving me for giving me a copy of this book for review consideration. As always, no matter what the source of the book, you get my honest, unbiased opinion.

Book Review: My Lies, Your Lies by Susan LewisMy Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis
Published by HarperCollins Publishers on April 16, 2020
Genres: Thrillers, Domestic, Suspense, Family Life, Psychological
Pages: 416
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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three-half-stars

His life was destroyed by a lie.
Her life will be ruined by the truth.

Joely tells other people’s secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she’s used to scandal – but this just might be her strangest assignment yet.
Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she’s ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that’s haunted her for forty years.

Freda’s memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher. It ends in a way Joely could never possibly have imagined.

As the story unravels, Joely is spun deeper into a world of secrets and lies. Delving further into Freda’s past, Joely’s sure she can uncover the truth... But does she want to?

!@#$ ARC REVIEW Page-Turner Twisted!

My thoughts on My Lies, Your Lies

This is a good read filled with twisted mind games involving an author and a ghost writer. I felt it took a bit of time for the story to really get going. However Susan Lewis’s lyrical writing made that build up very atmospheric. 

What’s really cool about this book is that it’s a very meta read, as it’s a book within a book. The story within features a tale of dizzy young love that will have you feeling confused, a bit uncertain but also totally absorbed. The characters scatter lies and half-truths and I loved trying to work it all out.

I adored the isolated old house setting, complete with an idyllic writers room in it’s own tower. It oozed creepy vibes. The perfect location for a crazy tale of obsession, betrayal and revenge to be etched out.

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The ending annoyed me a little, as I wasn’t too sure how realistic everyones reactions felt. That aside this was an emotional and engaging page-turner for me, as I just had to know where it was all going.

Rating Report
Characters
three-half-stars
Setting
four-stars
Pace
three-half-stars
Did I feel it?
three-half-stars
Overall: three-half-stars

Who should read My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis?

I recommend this to you if you like suspense, and layers within your books. Or if you appreciate complex characters. Fans of Diane Chamberlain, Samantha Hayes and Adele Parks should also enjoy.

three-half-stars

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2 Responses to “Book Review: My Lies, Your Lies by Susan Lewis”

  1. Katherine

    I’ve read a few books about people writing memoirs or ghostwriting and I always love that concept. This sounds really good and really twisty!

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