I'm delighted to be joining in with the blog blitz for Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft and sharing my review. First of all let's take a look at the description for the book...
‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.
Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students vanished.
, just when Mia is beginning to heal, stranger Alison walks into her life, saying her husband didn’t kill himself.
Fragile, slight Alison leads Mia on a path into Zach’s past, and Mia begins to think she never really knew her own husband. As the secrets revealed get darker, Alison becomes harder to read, and Mia starts to wonder – why is Alison so keen to help?
And then a piece of the puzzle appears in an impossible place, and Mia has to ask, is she losing her mind, or should she be afraid for her life?
An absolutely unputdownable psychological thriller about obsession and buried secrets, with a brilliant twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors, and Gone Girl will be hooked from the very first page.
I really enjoyed the beginning of Silent Lies it really does set off a chain reaction that made for a gripping story. I enjoyed the glimpses into the past that slowly but surely reveals what happened five years ago. This way of writing the story creates a wonderful feeling of tension. The different timelines really help to build up the story revealing more information but also posing more questions. It really was a great way of drawing the reader in. I loved that as the story goes on it becomes a case of who can be trusted and what are the secrets they are keeping.
This isn't necessarily a fast paced thriller but more of a slow tension filled story that will have you questioning everything. By doing this Kathryn Croft developed the characters properly giving you chance to get to know them. The characters in Silent Lies aren't necessarily likeable but I actually never mind this. In fact it pretty much always makes them feel more realistic after all no one is perfect. I was both curious and suspicious of the characters so much so that I couldn't stop myself from reading especially as I got closer to the end. The story grabs you and refuses to let go until you discover the truth.
With thanks to Noelle at Bookouture for my copy. This is my honest and unbiased opinion.
Kathryn Croft is the bestselling author of five psychological thrillers, and to date has sold over one million copies of her books. The Girl With No Past spent over four weeks at number one in the Amazon UK chart and her other novels, Behind Closed Doors, The Stranger Within and The Girl You Lost all reached number one in the psychological thriller charts.
She has just completed her sixth psychological thriller, which is due for publication on .
After six years teaching secondary school English, Kathryn now writes full time and has a publishing deal with Bookouture, as well as foreign rights deals in thirteen different countries.
Having always been an avid reader, Kathryn believes in the power of words to entertain, teach and transform lives. She is also a firm believer in following your dreams and says anything is possible if you work hard enough and never give up!
Kathryn lives in Guildford, Surrey with her husband, their little boy and two cats.