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The lies we told, Camilla Way

Label
The lies we told
Title
The lies we told
Statement of responsibility
Camilla Way
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide... When Clara's boyfriend, Luke, disappears, everyone believes that he's left her, but Clara thinks she knows the truth. Recent evidence suggests that Luke had a stalker, and Clara worries that he's been kidnapped. Then Luke's older sister, Emma, who vanished twenty years ago, suddenly reappears. Emma wants to help Clara with her search for Luke, but she refuses to talk about what happened--even though it nearly destroyed her family when she vanished. And the deeper Clara digs into Luke's mysterious disappearance, the more convinced she is that the two incidents are connected"--
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Review
  • In her latest psychological suspense novel (following Watching Edie​, 2016), Way once again explores the motivation and terror that link betrayal and obsession. At first, Clara thinks her boyfriend, Luke, is sleeping off a few too many drinks at a mate’s house. But when she opens an email folder filled with hundreds of threatening messages from another woman, she knows there’s more to his failure to come home or show up for work. Chapters that take place 30 years earlier describe another woman filled with dread as she realizes that those she loves are in danger. Beth knows her daughter Hannah is a sociopath, and it’s just a matter of time before one of her remorseless acts of violence goes too far. Readers will easily race through the novel to find out how the two stories are related and if there’s any chance at a happy ending. An engaging read for suspense fans who can’t get enough of the woman-in-peril theme. -- Karen Keefe (Reviewed 9/7/2018) (Booklist, vol 115, number 1)
  • This creepy stalker thriller about secrets coming home to roost from Way (Watching Edie) highlights a queasy theme for the baby boomer set: how little control parents have over their children. A split narrative format gives a powerful sense of unfolding mystery and encroaching danger as the action alternates between past and present. In 2017, Clara Haynes’s search for her boyfriend, Luke Lawson, suddenly gone from their London flat, brings her more deeply into the complex, dysfunctional dynamics of his family, especially their reticence to discuss the disappearance of his older sister, Emily, when he was a child. In flashbacks to the mid-1980s, Beth Jennings describes her increasing desperation in managing her sociopathic daughter, Hannah. Lackadaisical police involvement, both in Luke’s missing person case and in their lack of oversight of Hannah, diminishes the scenario’s plausibility. Despite the novel’s structural flaws, Way delivers palpable tension and engages the reader though the end. Agent: Emma Parry, Janklow & Nesbit. (Oct.) --Staff (Reviewed 08/20/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 34, p)
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10736889
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DLC
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Way, Camilla
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Families
  • Missing persons
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Deception
Label
The lies we told, Camilla Way
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061550830
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781101989524
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2018001098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019631515
Label
The lies we told, Camilla Way
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000061550830
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
324 pages
Isbn
9781101989524
Isbn Type
(softcover)
Lccn
2018001098
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1019631515

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