Don’t. Trust. Anyone. It was supposed to be a fresh start. A chance to forget the past and embrace the future. But can you ever really start again? Or does the past follow you wherever you go…
I had been eagerly awaiting this moment. The follow-up to one of my favorite reads this year (Between You And Me). Lisa Hall pulled off one of the best twists ever and that made me completely fall in love with her ability to craft stories. That book was unputdownable and, fortunately, so was this one.
Tell Me No Lies tells the story of a young woman named Steph who’s pregnant with her second child. She and her husband move to a new neighborhood after he has cheated on her, expecting a fresh start. However, once they’re settled in their new home, Steph seems to think that there’s someone out there stalking her, leaving mysterious messages and creepy gifts on their porch…
Another domestic thriller, this time featuring one of my favorite plots: GASLIGHTING! I can’t help but love those stories where someone thinks they’re being manipulated and no one believes them. Does that make me a bad person? Haha. This time, though, I thought Steph was particularly oblivious. She got me on my nerves most of the time and I couldn’t believe how she didn’t fight harder for what she believed to be true.
Even though Between You & Me had a great twist, don’t expect that with this one. I was a bit surprised at first, because you can probably guess the “villain” without much effort and there are no big surprises. Still, I was pretty satisfied with the ending because the author dared to include a different ending from what we usually read. And it was so refreshing!
Anyway, the book was undoubtedly gripping, I couldn’t stop reading! Lisa Hall is an expert at making you devour her books compulsively and I’m already excited for her next one. I loved how she made me doubt all the time and the way she described Steph’s feelings towards the end.
Don’t miss this book if you love domestic thrillers, gaslighting plots and you don’t mind a slightly annoying main character. It’ll be worth it!