Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Blog Tour Review: One More Lie by Amy Lloyd



Title: One More Lie
Author: Amy Lloyd
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Mystery Thriller
Published By: Harlequin (May 28, 2019)
Source: ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review


Book Description:
A thrilling new novel of psychological suspense from the award-winning, internationally bestselling author of The Innocent Wife 

Charlotte wants to start fresh. She wants to forget her past, forget prison and, most of all, forget Sean. But old habits die hard. Despite the ankle monitor she must wear as part of her parole agreement and frequent visits to her therapist, she soon finds herself sliding back toward the type of behavior that sent her to prison in the first place. The further down that path she goes, however, the closer she gets to the crime that put her in prison all those years ago. And that's the one memory she can't face. Until, one day, Sean tracks her down.

Amy Lloyd won theDaily Mail First Novel competition for her debut, The Innocent Wife. Now she returns with a chilling portrait of a woman trying to be good, even when she isn't sure she wants to be.






About the Author:

Amy Lloyd won the Daily Mail and Penguin Random House First Novel competition in 2016 with her thriller 'The Innocent Wife'.






A fascinating look at how your upbringing can both determine your life and shape it in ways you least expect. 

Lloyd's psychological thriller, One More Lie was both interesting and horrific at times. With an unreliable narrator both from, not one, but two point of views, it keeps you on edge guessing who the bad guys are or if the bad guy even exists. 

With memory loss, denial, and an upbringing that was less than stellar, both MCs keep you wondering which one is evil and which one was an angel and constantly flipping back and forth between the two. 

Slightly slow paced as the story unfolds, it was still a page turner and had me wanting to know all the details and how it would all end. Definitely one that fans of both the author and the genre will flock to and devour. 




32 comments:

  1. I absolutely love unreliable characters! They always keep me guessing and entertained. Not a fan of slow-paced, but it's good to know that even with a slow pace, it's still great!
    Genesis @ Whispering Chapters

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  2. I like that this one kept you on your toes! Fascinating and horrific sounds like an epic combo if you ask me!

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  3. It's always great when you want more like that

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  4. Oh I like not knowing who is good and evil. Always makes me curious when a book does that. Brilly review. I'm going to have to check it out.

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  5. That sounds like a good thriller. I do like a good thriller.

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  6. Wow, that would be riveting when you were stuck wondering which was which with the characters.

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    1. I love books/stories like that. Definitely make it fun and interesting.

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  7. Ooh intriguing! I like that you can't really tell who is good or bad, and if any of them are either.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I liked that most about it as well, well, in all books like this one really.

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  8. You have me very curious! I love that you have to guess which MC is good and which one is evil! Unreliable narrators always make things interesting! Wonderful Review!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  9. oh this is definitely my cup of tea Kindlemom
    ps I'm still dealing w/flood issues so I may be awol sometimes xo

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    1. So sorry to hear that Debbie! Thinking of you and hope things aren't too bad there!

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  10. I will have to consider this one when I go back on another thriller binge. Sounds like a good one.

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  11. It's hard to pin down the bad guy when you have an unreliable narrator. I'd be constantly trying to guess. Although, I suppose no one is all bad or all good. This story sounds pretty good! :)

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    1. I think is what makes it fun because you're right, there is never just a good guy or a bad guy, we all make wrong choices and do bad things once in awhile

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  12. I like it a lot because the plot sounds like it's already suspenseful and everything looks very intriguing.

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  13. Ooh I love reads like this- unreliable narrators, suspense and twists... this sounds like lots of fun!

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    1. It was and I agree, they are some of my favorites.

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  14. I haven't heard of this one! I do struggle with books that have a slower pace, but sometimes it works when it's a page-turner. I'll keep this one in mind!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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    1. I do too and I agree, once in awhile they do work when you want to know what happens. ;)

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