Hello, my fellow friends readers and bloggers!
It’s a bright sunny day here, it’s obvious that the spring is coming and I hope you are having a great time. Today I am reviewing one very gripping psychological thriller, The Lies That Kill You. A story written by a young Croatian author and published in January 2019. And now I am sharing my review with you.
A new beginning doesn’t always mean a good thing. Emma and Matt need a new fresh start after the death of Emma’s mother and they decide to buy a beautiful house on the beach. Their only neighbors are the Golds, married rich couple that hides their private life very well. During one of her walks on the beach, Emma saves a man from drowning. It turns out it’s Mr. Gold. Soon after that, Mr.Gold invites Emma and Matt at his party. Matt refuses to come, so Emma goes alone. But Matt is jealous and goes at the party, but he stays hidden in the yard of the house. After a loud fight, Mrs. Gold disappears. There is blood in the house. She is kidnapped or possibly murdered. The prime suspect, always the husband. But Mr. Gold claims he is innocent. He wants his wife back.
In town, Emma meets Alice, a young mother with a toddler whose husband is always away. Alice never goes out by herself. Her husband, who travels a lot, is a mystery himself. There is something about Alice, something that says “abused wife”.
Emma, grieving daughter, insecure wife, brave blogger.
Matt, jealous husband, abused child, insecure as a person.
Mr. Gold, a man of mystery, a man with many faces.
Alice, protective mother, a wife who seems to be afraid of her husband.
Four people, one victim. Who is the killer?
A story told from first person perspective. Many people find that overwhelming, but not me. Each one of the characters tells his own story, his own view. When Mrs. Gold disappears, everyone is a witness, everyone is a suspect. Who to trust?
The story was little bit overwhelmed with characters’ past, and there were some confusing parts. Emma and Matt are a couple with many secrets between each other. Why? No, the story didn’t make my jaw drop, but it made me wonder till the last page. Totally unpredictable, I didn’t see the end coming. Overall, I liked it. I can easily see it as a movie.
Actual rating: 3.5