Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Publication date: April 23, 2015
I know your name’s not really Jane Hughes . . .
Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She’s happier than she’s ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist.
Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women.
Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won’t stop until they’ve destroyed Jane and everything she loves . . .
*Okay, so it might be hard for me to get my opinion across without spoilers so when there's a possible spoiler in a paragraph I'll put [SPOILER] before the start of the paragraph and you can choose to read or skip the paragraph*
I expected this novel to be mysterious and suspenseful, however, I did not expect it to be as creepy as it tuned out to be! Every page was a new twist, some expected and some not. C. L. Taylor did a great job at keeping the reader on their toes throughout the entire novel!
The girls went on the trip, originally, to help "save" Al but it turns out, they all needed a little saving. The Lie showed just how toxic holding your feelings in can be.
[SPOILERS] I was blown away by how quickly Daisy turned on Emma once they got to the "resort." The bonds of friendship and jealousy were excellently played between the four girls. How quickly rumors and things taken out of context can turn the world against you is so true and Taylor showed it brilliantly with the dynamic foursome of Daisy, Emma, Al and Leanne.
The flashbacks between Jane and her life as Emma were done in a way that leaves you gasping for more from both sides. They were placed in all the right places to make you feel Jane's fear of the truth coming out.
I can't really discuss the resort without giving anything away so I'll just say this, if you like to be on the edge of your seat anxiously waiting for the next page, read this novel.
I rate The Lie 4/5 stars.