Book Review: The Lie by C L Taylor.


I've always been a massive reader and lately the amount of books I've read seems to be getting lesser and lesser. So, when one of my favourite authors pops up again with a new book, that's when I get straight back into reading again. I also thought it would be a good idea to start featuring books on my blog now and again as I enjoy reading others book reviews. I first read Cally Taylor's first book, 'The Accident' on the plane to Florida last year (so it brings me good memories!) - I had only meant to read a little bit to pass the time but managed to finish it all in one go! So when 'The Lie' was released I popped straight out and bought it the morning it was released.

The Lie follows Jane, who is in fact not Jane at all. The story flashes back to five years earlier, on a girls holiday which soon turned nasty, leaving Jane to take up her new identity. The story focuses a lot on toxic friendships and how quickly girls can turn on each other but it's also a lot darker than that too. Without giving too much away, the girls find themselves trapped in a cult in Naples whilst on their travels. Although it's a creepy and dark tale, it's not a spooky one so don't worry if you think you'd be scared! Jane is a likeable character and I think you'll find yourself feeling supportive towards her. As we flash back to the holiday, we also see Jane being threatened from someone who knows the truth about her - but what has she done? Why is she hiding her true identity? Well, I'll have to leave that to you to find out! It's a brilliant book and really had me gripped. I'm already looking forward to C L Taylor's next book! 

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  1. I really enjoyed The Lie, even if it did scare me slightly! It soon turned dark and disturbing didn't it? Some of the twists really shocked me! That was what scared me the most, not knowing what was going to happen haha!

    You're right, I definitely felt supportive towards Jane. I just wanted her to realise that your past doesn't have to define your future.

    Great review! I'm glad you enjoyed The Lie! I thought it was excellent and had me gripped from each page to the next.

    Charlotte, xx

  2. I'm absolutely hooked on this book now, i can't thank you enough for writing this amazing review!

  3. I really enjoyed hearing about this book. It sounds really gripping with an interesting plot. I’ve just added it to my Amazon favourites!! :-) xx

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