Whilst reading "The Lies We Told" I was aware I was looking a little deeper to try to identify what it is about this author's writing that I find so captivating. I have read several of hers now and there are a few strengths they all have in common. Firstly the situations created are believable, although often unusual. Secondly they are quite simply really good stories which draw the reader in and frequently leave you guessing the outcome until the very end. Thirdly, and probably most important, the depth of the characterisation is astonishing. There is never just one theme, but several, wound together by the behaviour of the characters as they do their best to live with whatever curved ball life has thrown at them, both past and present. Our experiences shape our lives and never is this more obvious than when reading Ms Chamberlain's books.
I won't go into detail about this story, as other reviewers have done that already, but it isn't just Maya, Rebecca and Adam whose lives are being told here. Even the minor characters play an important role, such is the skill of the author, and as the story sweeps along to its conclusions, the things that make people tick come out into the open as secrets are revealed, allowing space for people to be who they really are and obtain healing from past traumas.
If you haven't read anything by this author before and you like to get into a story which has depth and involvement right from the first page, then I would highly recommend this book. Read and enjoy!