Published by St. Martin’s Press on March 5th, 2019
Genres: Psychological Thriller
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The truth is hiding between the lies.A page-turning psychological thriller with twists that keep the reader guessing until last page, this addictive read will be loved by fans of Shari Lapena's A STRANGER IN THE HOUSE and Liz Lawler's DON'T WAKE UP.
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 trust are lying to you?
Between the Lies is a story built on an unreliable narrator and the never ending feeling of doom and gloom for our main character, Chloe. Chloe is a woman suffering from amnesia. Though she is constantly reassured by her father that the treatments she is undergoing will get her to the truth of her life, what happened to her and why can’t she remember who she is.I do love amnesia stories for this very reason, the narrator can’t necessarily be trusted but as the reader you have to decide if you can trust their gut reactions, because if they don’t know facts surely they can still follow their instincts.
We quickly learn about Chloe’s situation, she’s living with her parents and that her father is “treating” her condition. The story unfolds at apace that keeps the readers attention. As she uncovers more, we start to see just how much she is being manipulated, all in the name of “protecting” her.
“And even though I’m confused about most things, there is one thing I do know: you can’t bring the dead back to life. The old Chloe is gone , and I’m afraid I might never get her back. I’m more afraid that my family don’t want me to.”
The memories she’s lost include just about everything in her life. She has to trust the people calling themselves her family, but as an adult it’s clear something bad happened and she isn’t been told what that is. The author creates her background through unveiling characters, people she’s had in her life, some as red herrings and some that she should pay closer attention to. Even as certain truths come to light, she has to remain on guard. Throughout the story readers are shared a variety of letters obviously written to Chloe, and cleverly Adams leaves them unsigned, adding to the mystery.
It all culminates in a really well built psychological thriller bringing Chloe’s life full circle. This is a great read from a new to me author. 4 Stars and recommendation!
~Review by Cyndi