Audiobook Review – The Lies She Told

Title: The Lies She Told

Author: Paula Johnston

Genre: Mystery & Thriller

Goodreads Rating: 4.08

My Rating:

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Source: Audiobook


Karly Winters has waited ten long years to have the man of her dreams, the handsome but duplicitous Jacob Cruthers. From her home in Glasgow she pines for the Londoner who casually keeps her dangling, never with a thought of giving her what she wants and never with any intention of leaving his wife.


For her part, Karly has no intention of being second best any longer and she hatches an artful plan of devious intent that she is certain will work in her favour. Now, embarking on her dangerous game of high stakes, she is all too aware that someone is likely to get hurt. But for the winner, the prize will be incalculable.


But Karly hasn’t reckoned for new and equally underhanded forces that are at work. Lurking in the shadows are others, with their own agendas to follow and equally ruthless in their objectives.
With various factions hurtling towards a confrontation that none of them saw coming, someone is going to pay the price of infatuation.

My Review:

This is one of those books that is really hard to review without giving too much away, so this will be brief. What I can say about this one is that it is filled with plenty of twists and turns to keep us readers guessing at what exactly is going on. What seems a straight forward affair coming to light turns into something much darker than I expected.

Karly is clearly infatuated with Jacob and I had to feel sorry for her at times because he could see that he was obviously stringing her along. He was lapping up the attention and was happy to keep their communication at a distance. When Karly takes things into her own hands we see just how far she will go to get her man once and for all and I was quite concerned for Jacob’s wife, Lauren.

Told in alternating POV this gripping, twisted and dark story will have you second guessing everything and everyone. It has a fantastic ending and just when you think you’ve figured it all out Paula Johnston pulls out another cracker!


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