Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
336 pages | Published Mar 5th, 2019
Rating: 5/5 stars
The truth is hiding between the lies.
What would you do if you woke up and didn’t know who you were?
Chloe Daniels regains consciousness in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She doesn’t recognise the strangers who call themselves family. She can’t even remember her own name.
What if your past remained a mystery?
As she slowly recovers, her parents and sister begin to share details of her life.
The successful career. The seaside home. The near-fatal car crash.
But Chloe senses they’re keeping dark secrets–and her determination to uncover the truth will have devastating consequences.
What if the people you should be able to trust are lying to you?
This was one of the quickest reads of 2019 so far. I started it last tuesday night, and the only reason I didn’t finish it on wednesday was due to my blog’s hacking issue.
If Two Can Keep a Secret had me hooked, this read had me completely addicted. The fact that Chloe, the main character, does not remember about 99% of her life and doesn’t know whether she can trust her own family makes this an extremely intriguing and compulsive read. I did not rest until I turned the last page and finally knew the whole truth!
The writing in Between the Lies was engrossing and the story captivating, and I did not want to put this book down for anything. I did, however, have a bit of a drawback during the read, as I accidentally spoiled myself. I read something I shouldn’t have, so what I read was on my mind and made me extra suspicious of things. However, regardless of me kind of guessing the plot twist towards the ending, I thought it was very well thought-out and executed – much like the plot in general.
As far as I can remember, I had never read books in which the protagonist suffered from amnesia, but I am now completely sold. This “trope” has such potential, and it’s something that I would love to explore someday. If you happen to have any recommendations of books with similar plots, please leave them in the comments so I can add them to my never-ending TBR list 🤭
Overall, as you’ve probably guessed, I absolutely loved this book, and found it to be a riveting and atmospheric read, filled with doubt and paranoia. I’m very curious to see what the author will write in the future!
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