Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan

Posted March 26, 2018 by Silvia in Books / 0 Comments

I received a free copy of this book from Publisher for an honest review.
This does not affect in any way my opinion of the book nor the content of my review.

Everything Is Lies by Helen CallaghanEverything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan
Series: Stand-alone
Published by Penguin on February 22, 2018
Genres: Psychological Thriller
Source: Publisher
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No-one is who you think they are
Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.
Everyone has secrets
Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.
Especially those closest to you
The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother's name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family's past—a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .
What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?

Have you ever had one of those moments when you read a book title and get instantly intrigued, then look intently at the cover, read the subtitle and, just like that, exclaim: SOLD!? Now, you know I’ve never lied to you, hence you know this is what happened with this book, and so is what I’m about to share . . .

I didn’t read this author’s debut, Dear Amy, so when I started reading this book I was completely unaware of Callaghan’s writing style and what her mind was capable of. Now I know and man, I was not expecting THAT. Written under two point of views, Sophia (present) and her mum Nina (past), this book drags you into a world full of lies and deceptions that at times really make you shiver because you know it’s actually a reality. After the brutal—impossible to erase from your mind—scene she found when coming back home, Sophia is sort of forced to investigate on her own to prove the police they got the case all wrong, and what she discovers is a dark and bitter truth. A difficult one to process, and something she certainly couldn’t anticipate. I admit I did form a theory at some point that proved to be right, but when I started the read I honestly wasn’t suspecting the book would treat such a morbid subject. Yet, as twisted as it may sound, this is what kept me turning the pages eagerly, and the last chapter blew me away.

With a creepily realistic atmosphere, damaged characters dominating the scene, and Nina’s voice playing louder than anyone’s, I was invested in what is quite a story to tell. I’d suggest you to grab this psychological thriller and find for yourself the lies, the liar(s), and everything in between.


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