The Lies We Tell by MEg Carter

In The Lies We Tell, two adult women (Jude and Katy) are shown in both present day and as their teenage selves in flashback. The story unspools to reveal the horrible thing that happened 24 years ago.

This psychological thriller alternates chapters between present day & 24 years ago, and this alternating is perhaps why it has been compared to Gone Girl (?). In any case, the story follows the VERY bizarre teenage friendship of Kate & Jude. Jude comes back, after 24 years seemingly determined to torment Kate and get revenge. The problem for Kate? She is clueless about what Jude is seeking revenge for!

Like Gone Girl, this is a psychological thriller, but The Lies We Tell seemed to have more of a single AHA! moment, where Gone Girl seemed to have several. I tend to get distracted by the linear events and am not great at solving mysteries as I read, but I had a solid theory about this one that proved partly correct.

This is one of those stories that is impossible to review without spoiling the story, so just suffice it to say that it is an entertaining read! I appreciate getting an ARC from NetGalley in exchange for my review.

Four Stars!

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