Release Date-May 12th 2017
Genre-Psychological Thriller 7 users
Kindle Edition-433 pages
A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.
Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.
Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.
Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?
As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…
A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming.
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaithe was an interesting read.
The Plot flowed brilliantly and some things that you were certain you had guessed were turned completely on their head.
I loved the way the story jumped from the mother then to daughter, unfolding the story perfectly through Beth’s eyes gave us such a profound insight into the inner workings of Beth’s teenage thought process.
The characters were extremely diverse and thought provoking and I found myself thinking what if? what if this was my daughter? what would I do faced with an identical situation?
I wasn’t overly fond of the mother, I found her to be quite selfish and single minded, but saying that none of us knows exactly how we would behave in this scenario. This sort of plight can bring out the best and the worst in us.
I didn’t guess the end and was rubbing my hands together in glee over the sweet poetic justice it brought.
So overall this was a very enthralling read that I enjoyed very much. I received a free e-copy of The Darkest Lies from NetGalley and this is my own honest opinion.