One More Lie

One More Lie

by Amy Lloyd

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Overview

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 the Daily 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781335938039
Publisher: Hanover Square Press
Publication date: 05/28/2019
Edition description: Original
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 215,242
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Amy Lloyd studied English and Creative Writing at Cardiff Metropolitan University. She won the Daily Mail First Novel competition for The Innocent Wife in 2016. She lives in Cardiff, Wales, with her partner and two cats.

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One More Lie 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous 2 hours ago
Excellent book from a very gifted writer. The author's grasp of psychology and psychiatry is akin to the knowledge shown by Thomas Harris. And, like Harris, Lloyd writes very, very well. I don't like most novels that aren't also mysteries and I don't like most mysteries because I don't think they are well written or very exciting. Lloyd manages to write an exciting mystery with great writing style and skill. As noted, Thomas Harris and a few others have done this but it's not a common occurrence. I really hope Lloyd gives us more books.
CharlotteLynnsReviews 2 days ago
One More Lie is a psychological thriller that tells the story of a young girl (8 years old) who has led a life full of upheaval, struggles, and trouble. Along with her best friend Sean, they managed to get in trouble repeatedly but always seem to find their way back to each other. I am not sure, even after finishing the book, if Sean was the reason for the trouble or if he just never stopped it from happening. The story was told from both Sean and Charlotte’s points of view with flashbacks to the past and the present. I never really was sure what was the truth and what was part of their memory remember wrongly. The story seemed broken up and didn’t flow as seamlessly as I would have liked it. The ending left me wondering what was happening and it didn’t tie the story together like I expected. I enjoyed reading One More Lie but it isn’t a book I’d rave about to my friends. It is easy to read but it isn’t as gripping as I like a thriller to be.
Anonymous 21 days ago
not+good+not+bad+just+meh..ending+also+meh..
JBronder 29 days ago
This is the story of Charlotte and Sean, two adults that are being released from prison after they were charged with killing a disabled child when they were 10 and 11 years old. Charlotte is starting life new at a halfway house and with an ankle monitor. She is very childlike and doesn’t have much to do beyond go to work and her therapist. Although she doesn’t remember the murder she has the plan to keep on the straight and narrow and avoid Sean. This is an interesting story. Charlotte clearly has issues and is not a dependable witness. It doesn’t help that the story bounces around with present day, before the murder, everything but the murder, and some of Sean’s story. I have to say that I was interested in the past but it was so disjointed that I was left confused. Although this story is brutal it is handled well. It does give you pause to think about these child killers that we are seeing presently. The story kept me engaged and I was curious to see what happened. It’s definitely worth giving a try. I received a complimentary copy of this book. I voluntarily chose to read and post an honest review.
Shelley-S-Reviewer 29 days ago
This is the first book I read by this author. I found it to be increasingly engaging. The twists and turns and unexpected events throughout the story result in a read that it’s hard to put down. This book has all the hallmarks of a great suspense book: interesting premise, excellent character development, flowing dialogue and unexpected twists. I really enjoyed the protagonist, not despite her flaws, but because of them. The author chose to develop the protagonists flaws as a result of her tragic circumstances, and I found her character to be more believable and relatable due to this. I really enjoyed this book a lot. The main character, Charlotte, was immediately interesting and likable to me. Though she is a very flawed character, her background just made me all the more empathetic towards her. The pacing was excellent and I was able to stay absorbed enough to read it in one sitting. I loved that the story kept me guessing. As much as I enjoyed the mystery and suspense, the protagonist and what she has gone through is what stood out the most and kept me wanting to read just one more chapter. I will be checking out the author's other book, The Innocent Wife, and that is a good sign of how enjoyable I found this book.
Janice Lombardo 29 days ago
A good read. Charlotte lets everything and everyone get in her way to find her own "place" in life. She is still drawn to Sean with whom she (allegedly) committed murder, 18 years ago.- this on a developmentally disabled child, Luke Marchant. Charlotte's release from prison is contingent that she wear an ankle monitor and see Dr. Isherwood, her therapist, on an ongoing basis. Charlotte had been told that in no way should she attempt to contact or speak with Sean. He had been released from prison a few moths earlier. both began their sentences when Charlotte was 10 years old and Sean was 12 years old. Charlotte wanders through life and needing direction. Her childhood was awful and Sean's not much better. They became good friends when she was 8 and Sean, 10. Eventually, after their release , they become in phone contact. Their closeness and love of adventure in childhood holds a strong bond between them. Other characters make their way in and out of the story but the base is Charlotte's THEN and NOW and some of Sean's THEN and NOW. The book can be a bit confusing; but the reader gradually becomes more acute to this style of writing. A good psychological thriller - a bit slow at times but the general pace is fine. Many thanks to HARLEQUIN - Hanover Square Press and NetGalley for a 4 star read!!!