Welcome to another Tuesday celebrating bookish events, First Chapter/Intros, originally hosted by Bibliophile by the Sea and now hosted by I’d Rather Be at the Beach; and Teaser Tuesdays hosted by The Purple Booker.

Today’s feature is a NetGalley ARC for a book to be released on October 9:  The Lies We Told, by Camilla Way, the highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie, who returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide…




Intro:  (Cambridgeshire, 1986)

At first I mistook the severed head for something else.

It wasn’t until I was very close that I realized it was Lucy’s.  To begin with, I thought the splash of yellow against the white of my pillow was a discarded sock, a balled-up handkerchief, perhaps.  It was only when I drew nearer and saw the delicate crest of feathers, the tiny, silent beak, that I fully understood.  And suddenly I understood so much more:  everything in the moment became absolutely clear.


Teaser:  (Cambridgeshire, 1997)

I’d kept the newspaper cuttings.  I don’t know why.  Doug had no idea, of course—he’d have been livid if he’d ever found them.  We were supposed to forget all about it, pretend we’d played no part in the whole horrible tragedy. (62%).


Synopsis:  A daughter
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others…Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of.

A son
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A life built on lies
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke’s long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke’s life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it’s too late?


What do you think?  Would you keep reading?



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