- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 775 KB
- Print Length: 208 pages
- Publisher: HQ Digital (21 April 2017)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B06XKCP4L6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 10 customer reviews
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- #142 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Detective
- #348 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Crime
- #403 in Kindle Store > Books > Literature & Fiction > Women's Fiction > Psychological
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5 weeks before the birth, best friend Demi visits. They haven’t seen each other for a while as Demi has been travelling. The atmosphere between them vibrates with things left unsaid and gave me a distinctly uneasy feeling! Simon is lonely in London while Holly is staying at their house on the beach in Cornwall. Things might not be as bright and lovely as Holly thinks they are …
3 weeks after the birth and Holly’s emotional pain became mine. Nobody is talking about the death of Ruan but she can’t talk about her own feelings either. Inside she’s screaming. She can feel Ruan close to her and dreams that he’s still alive. Simon collects her and baby Iona to take them back to London and while Simon is at work, Holly is given an anonymous letter which changes everything. She’s determined to investigate herself having told only Demi what her plans are. What follows is so tense and nail biting with images that will take me a long time to forget!
Holly’s narration is in the first person and Simon’s the third. I find when that when I know something that the other main character/characters don’t, it makes for a tense read. In Behind the Lie I was urging the other person to see what I could and shouting at them when I knew that what they were about to do was the wrong thing!
Demi, Simon and her mum think Holly is losing her mind so she is ALWAYS questioning her own sanity, especially reflecting on her past life before she met Simon. I loved the analogies between the coastal environment and Holly’s own mental wellbeing.Read more ›
We then flash back five weeks to when Holly is told there is a problem by her husband, Simon, a consultant. Their baby boy is not growing well and he fears he is too small to survive. When she gives birth the worst happens and her son dies before she is able to see him leaving her understandably bereft, not just for the loss of her son but for the guilt that her drug dependency and bad lifestyle before she married Simon could have been the cause.
She then receives a letter that tears her world apart. Someone claims that Ruan is alive and living with new parents, and that they were part of this cover up.
Is it lies spread, vicious and seeking revenge, or is it the truth?
Due to the problems in her past she knows that no one will believe her, so she sets out to seek the truth herself.
Amanda James is an elegant writer, effortless to read and with a pace that keeps urging you to turn the pages. The whole abduction story line is one that is well thought and executed, and just when Holly thought things were over, it picks up its pace yet again to deliver further blows which see Holly fearing for their lives.
I was rooting for Holly from the start, I love a strong female protagonist. I also loved her strong friendship with Demi and Jowan, and seeing just how far they would go to protect her and her babies.
I really loved this book and was reluctant to finish it!
A definite 5* from me. Fans of Susan Lewis and Diane Chamberlain will devour this.
The story follows Holly as she seeks to find the truth. It's tense and edgy and a fabulous read that kept me hooked to the very end.
Thank you to NetGalley, HarperCollins UK and Amanda James for the chance to review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4☆ Intriguing Mystery of a Mothers journey to uncover the truth!
The story starts off with Holly.
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I have read all of Amanda James's books and think this is her best so far! An enjoyable read with well drawn characters and some lovely descriptions. I am hoping for a sequel...Published 18 hours ago by carrie white
i acquired this book after meeting the author, and enjoyed it. the plot isn't very complicated, and i worked out the storyline very early, but it is essentially a love story and as... Read morePublished 1 day ago by janet mills
This is the first book I've read by Amanda James but it certainly won't be my last. I was hooked from the first chapter. The main character Holly is likeable and believable. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Katy J
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