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My Lies, Your Lies: The emotionally gripping new novel for 2020 from the bestselling author

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Hired by Freda, Joely is there to help uncover what really happened - but as the story starts to unravel, it will end in a way she could never have imagined. This had me captivated from the beginning and kept me in its grasp long after finishing this amazing book. A real page turner, with so many questions to be answered and secrets to be revealed because as the title of the book suggests, who is telling the truth? In my opinion, MY LIES, YOUR LIES took a little too long for interest to take hold - at nearly 30% in, which is a bit too long in my opinion - but then it did admittedly get rather interesting.

To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. There's also Holly, a teen who adds some comedic relief, and for a change, it's nice to have some witty teenage comments thrown in a fairly serious book. It's not so much the age thing, as there were only 10 years between them, it was the fact he was in a position of authority and trust. It was a scandal at the time because he was her teacher, but they are still married today and have two children now in their thirties. This was a quick read that everyone enjoyed and would consider reading something by this author again.

I think most of the novel was intriguing and kept my attention, however there were a lot of unnecessary parts (or even just responses from characters) that felt a bit too implausible or unrealistic. It carried on being interesting with the introduction of Freda, a formidable elderly woman, virtually living as a recluse in the Valley of Rocks at Dimmett House. Firstly the difference between paedophilia and haebophilia, when all interest in anyone underage is simply considered to be the former.

I wanted to dislike a lot of the characters in the book but by the end, it all come together and made me feel apart of their lives and understand their past. Freda is out on the loose and they're all like, 'oh she's probably at her friend's house', like don't you want to know for sure?And interspersed with her story is a narrative from 1968 that slowly unfolds to reveal another story. To make matters worse, the book was at least 20% too long with unnecessary padding and utterly ridiculous conversations .

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