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Updated: Mar 19, 2019




After a night out with work colleagues Sophia heads to her parents to pay them a visit following an odd phone call from her mother. What follows will shock her world and make her question everything she has ever been told about her past – is everything lies?

Everything is Lies certainly works better if you go in not knowing what to expect, I had read the blurb but the actual subject matter remained a mystery to me and was therefore a nice surprise. The story itself is full of twists and turns and is a slow burner but I won’t give away much more. I must admit I had guessed the main twist correctly about 60% of the way through the book but that didn’t hinder my enjoyment of the overall story. I liked the reminder that manipulation comes in many different forms and from many different places and so many things were portrayed as potentially creepy moments which could have been entirely innocent in different circumstances.

The narrative is told in the present day through Sophia and in flash-back diary-style entries by her mother Nina and I found both stories to be equally engaging and interesting. The plots wind together in a nice way and comes to its conclusion at a nice pace. I did feel the over-use of foreshadowing hints (‘if only I knew…’ etc) in Nina’s section were a little overused in places though.

Everything is Lies is a book to dive into without reading much more information on it, it’s twisting, turning plot is well-written and keeps you guessing. It’s also very easy to get hooked into – I found myself finishing it in 2 days! Thank you to NetGalley and Penguin UK – Michael Joseph for the chance to read the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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