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The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaite


Rating: 4/5


A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.
Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.

Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.

Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?

As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…

A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming.


Well that was a helluva ride!

I quite enjoyed the plot but my favourite parts were the twits and turns and although, I have seen most of them coming, it was still a rather pleasant experience to find myself slowly getting entangled in the absorbing web of the mystery. The characters were very well written, even though, most of them weren’t meant to be likeable or perhaps I just did not like them.

In a nutshell, this story was good enough for me to keep reading and therefore, I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a good mystery with some interesting twists to look forward to!

I would like to thank the publishers, NetGalley, and the author for sending me an advanced copy of this book.

Goodreads link: The Darkest Lies

Amazon link: The Darkest Lies


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