Title: White Lies
Author: Lucy Dawson
Goodreads Rating: 3.92
Source: Borrow Box (Audio)
When you have everything, you have everything to lose…
Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur… well, she’s only human.
But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she’s gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex’s world apart – threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too.
Soon Alex finds she’s capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control…
After enjoying one of Lucy Dawson’s previous books I decided to listen to another hoping I would enjoy it as much as the previous one.
This was a classic he said she said that starts with Alex’s story. As I listened to her story unfold I found Alex irritating and unlikeable. I didn’t agree with her choices but thought she had tried to handle the situation as best as she could. Just as I was starting to wonder if we were going to have to listen to Alex for the rest of the story Jonathon’s chapters started.
Once he was sharing his POV my mind was conflicted, I honestly didn’t know who to believe. Jonathon seemed so sure of his facts and had a clear, accurate account. Or was he just very well rehearsed? The dynamics amongst his family were interesting and he obviously felt that he had a lot to prove with his dad. I didn’t like Gary Day from the moment he stepped into the story. He was obnoxious, rude and felt the need to one up everyone around him.
Lucy Dawson yet again gave us a shocking and twisted ending that I hadn’t foreseen. On reflection and after thinking back over the story it was clear to me how the conclusion had been drawn but as per usual I was too focused on what was in front of me. Whilst I am gutted that, despite the time I have invested in crime/thriller books my detective skills haven’t improved, I am happy that authors such as Lucy Dawson have the ability to take me by surprise. This was an addictive, intense, conflicting read that will leave readers wondering who is telling the truth?