Today is the last day of Tell Me No Lies by Lisa Hall blog tour, and I’m so excited to share my review of this absolutely gripping book with you, I thought the authors debut book Between Me And You was good, but I have to say Tell Me No Lies blew me away, yes it really is that good! My thanks to Cara Thompson and Lisa Hall for giving me the opportunity to take part in the blog tour
It was supposed to be a fresh start. A chance to forget the past and embrace the future. But can you ever really start again? Or does the past follow you wherever you go…
From the bestselling author of Between You and Me don’t miss Lisa Hall’s new gripping thriller.
Don’t. Trust. Anyone.
Oh my god Lisa Hall has only gone and done it again! Tell me No Lies was an incredible read. I really didn’t think the author could surpass Between You And Me but she has, Tell Me No Lies is seriously gripping, so much so I literally read it in one tension filled sitting. This is definitely one book that’s hard to review without giving away spoilers,so I’m going to keep it short. I love the fact this book has such a short book description as it gives nothing away regarding the plot, I’m not sure if it’s just me but I find some book descriptions are far too detailed and leave little to the imagination, sorry I’ve digressed here so back to Tell Me No Lies…..
Tell me No Lies focuses on Steph and her husband Mark, Steph appears to have it all a new home, a job she loves, and the perfect family, but most importantly it’s a fresh start for the family, but not everything is as it seems and soon Steph’s life begins to unravel in the most spectacular fashion, what follows is an intense and chilling story that even the most hardened psychological thriller lover will find difficult to put down.
Lisa Hall has a knack of creating characters who are so well developed you cannot help becoming drawn to them. I felt so many emotions whilst reading about Steph, anger, sadness and fear were just a few that I experienced. Tell Me No Lies is told from Steph’s point of view and I couldn’t help feeling she was a unreliable narrator going on events from her past, but the more involved I got in the story I realised just how twisted this book was, it was hard to decide if Steph was misinterpreting events or there was something sinister going on, I think it’s only fair for you to make up your own mind (because of course you are going to read this book). A word of warning this book will seriously mess with your head as Lisa Hall’s characters all come under suspicion at some point, and for me this is what makes it an outstanding psychological thriller.
From the opening chapter Tell Me No Lies is packed to the brim with malevolence, so much so I literally jumped at every sound whilst reading it, in fact by the last chapter I was a nervous wreck as the plot is so dark and intense. This is a fairly short read at 183 pages, but don’t be fooled, Lisa Hall has packed every page with bucketfuls of malice and intrigue, the plot isn’t rushed in anyway and as I mentioned earlier the author still manages to ensure the characters are well developed. The market is flooded with books of this genre but Tell Me No Lies is definitely one of the best I’ve read this year, fraught with tension and suspicion throughout its definitely a book everyone will be talking about.
5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️out of 5
Print Length: 183 pages
Publisher: Carina (20 Oct. 2016)
Lisa loves words, reading and everything there is to love about books. She has dreamed of being a writer since she was a little girl – either that or a librarian – and after years of talking about it, was finally brave enough to put pen to paper (and let people actually read it). Lisa lives in a small village in Kent, surrounded by her towering TBR pile, a rather large brood of children, dogs, chickens and ponies and her long-suffering husband. She is also rather partial to eating cheese and drinking wine.
If you would like to know more about Lisa Hall I’ve included the link to the interview the book review café had with the author in June 2016………