The Lie

The Lie This was no accident Haunting compelling this psychological thriller will have you hooked Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin You

  • Title: The Lie
  • Author: C.L. Taylor
  • ISBN: 9780007544271
  • Page: 240
  • Format: Paperback
  • This was no accident Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin You trust them with your life At least that s what Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al think But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together When they return hoThis was no accident Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.Best friends are there for each other through thick and thin You trust them with your life At least that s what Emma, Daisy, Leanne and Al think But all that changes when they embark on a trip of a lifetime together When they return home, only two of them are left alive and the group has been torn apart by lies and deception.Many years later, when the dust has settled and life has moved on, one girl receives a threatening letter Someone knows the truth about what happened on that holiday and will stop at nothing to expose it The Lie felt to me like a Black Narcissus for the Facebook generation, a clever exploration of how petty jealousies and misunderstandings can unravel even the tightest of friendships Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling, a thrill ride of a novel that keeps you guessing Elizabeth Haynes The Lie is absolutely brilliant The Beach, only darker, thrilling and tense It s the story of a twisted, distorted friendship It s a compelling, addictive and wonderfully written tale Can t recommend it enough Louise Douglas C.L Taylor delivers another compelling read that ll keep you turning pages way too late into the night Warning may cause drowsiness the following day Tamar Cohen Tense, menacing and utterly addictive, The Lie is a superbly crafted thriller I loved it Miranda Dickinson A real page turner, with two storylines one of growing menace in the present, and a past narrative of a girls only holiday that goes horrifically wrong Creepy, horrifying and twisty CL Taylor is extremely good at writing stories in which you have no idea which characters you can trust, and the result is intriguing and scary and extremely gripping Julie Cohen

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    About " C.L. Taylor "

  • C.L. Taylor

    C.L Taylor lives in Bristol with her partner and young son She is a three times Sunday Times bestseller and her books have hit the number one spots on , Kobo, iBooks and Google Play Cally has a degree in Psychology, with particular interest in abnormal and criminal Psychology She also loves knitting, Dr Who, Sherlock, Great British Bake Off and Margaret Atwood and blames Roald Dahl s Tales of the Unexpected for her love of a dark tale.Her dark psychological thriller THE ACCIDENT was published in the UK by Avon HarperCollins in April 2014 and as BEFORE I WAKE in the US in June 2014 by Sourcebooks.Her second psychological thriller THE LIE was published in the UK in April 2015 It became a Sunday Times bestseller and hit the 1 slots on , Kobo, iBooks, Google Play and Sainsbury ebooks THE LIE was published in the U.S by Sourcebooks s third psychological thriller THE MISSING was published in April 2016 and was another Sunday Times and ebook bestseller THE MISSING was published in the U.S by William Morrow in 2017E ESCAPE, her fourth psychological thriller, went to number 2 in the Sunday Times paperback chart in 2017 and won the Dead Good Books Most Unreliable Narrator award.Her fifth psychological thriller THE FEAR will be published on 22nd March 2018E TREATMENT, her Young Adult thriller, was the fastest selling UK YA debut of 2017.Her international bestselling romantic comedies written as Cally Taylor , HEAVEN CAN WAIT and HOME FOR CHRISTMAS were both published by Orion in the UK They have been translated into 14 different languages, and her debut was voted Debut Novel of the Year by chicklitreviews and chicklitclub In 2014 HOME FOR CHRISTMAS was made into a feature film by JumpStart Productions For information visit homeforchristmasfilmtwitter callytaylor instagram CLTaylorAuthor facebook CallyTaylorAuthor


  • I absolutely loved The Accident by C.L. Taylor, thought it was really taut clever fiction, so naturally I dived into The Lie with much gusto and excitement, waiting for that page turning feeling that is like an addiction to book addicts around the world. What I got was a mixed bag of a book to say the least. It's left me somewhat baffled as to where it went in places and why. I shall do my best to express how it impacted me.I know your name's not really Jane HughesJane Hughes has a loving partne [...]

  • This review can also be found at Carole's Random Life.3.5 StarsI would have to say that overall I liked this book. I enjoy a wide range of books and find that mixing things up works best for me. I have been reading way too many romances lately so I was immediately interested in this book because I was in the mood for a mystery. The fact that the cover promises that it will be "Dark and creepy" was really just an added bonus.I really had a hard time getting into this story as I started reading th [...]

  • This is a creepy read which just oozes menace in every chapter. Five years ago four friends – Emma, Al, Leanne and Daisy went on holiday to a spiritual retreat in Nepal, but it was a holiday that ended in disaster and we know right from the start that not everybody returned although we don’t know the full horrific details until much later in the book. Five years later Emma has a new identity - Jane – a new job and a blossoming relationship. Her past is a highly guarded secret, or is it? So [...]

  • 3.5 starsThank you to Net Galley, HarperCollins UK, Avon and author C.L. Taylor for an ARC of this book in exchange for an unbiased review.The Lie is a suspenseful novel about a British woman who is being stalked five years after a horrifying experience while on vacation in Nepal. It is immediately clear that the events are connected. The tale is told in first person narrative from the point of view of the protagonist Emma (aka Jane). The chapters alternate between the Nepal adventure five years [...]

  • I did not enjoy this at all. It felt way too unrealistic and predictable. I hated each of the characters for various reasons and could not connect with any of them, nor did I want to. The ending was zero percent satisfying, and in all honesty, the writing was bland. I never felt the suspense I was supposed to, and I felt like I was being told more than shown. The flipping back and forth between past and present was fine until the present spoiled things that happened in the past that could have m [...]

  • The Lie is a really excellent follow up to “The Accident” a book I was enthralled by last year, clever and tense psychological thrillers both. In The Accident the focus was on parental relationships and secrets, here with “The Lie” it is all about friendship.Jane Hughes was not always Jane Hughes. In her other existence she and a group of friends went on the trip of a lifetime – What happened during that holiday led Jane to change her name and hide away from the world. Now, however, so [...]

  • In the crowded psychological thriller market it can be tough to stand out, but CL Taylor succeeds here by mixing a zeitgeisty tale of friendship-gone-wrong and secrets from the past with Alex Garland's 90s blockbuster The Beach. This is a fast-paced, tense and atmospheric novel; a good old-fashioned thumping good read. The descriptions of the sinister community in Nepal are evocative and exciting. There are some great set-pieces - CL Taylor is brilliant at writing nail-biting action scenes - and [...]

  • After reading "The Accident" which kept my blood pumping fast way into the night I have been silently stalking C L Taylor. From afar I have been waiting for this book to come out, and way hooooo, it came out on Net Galley. I also heard from her publishers in my email account, so hey, I guess they knew I couldn't wait.I have purposely waited until now to get my reading matter done on this new book from this author as I know many would grab and start reading it right away. I wanted to wait. I want [...]

  • HOW CAN ONE CHARACTER BE SO STUPID?That's literally the thought that was screaming through my head the whole time I was listening/reading this book. The Lie focuses around Emma and is split into the present where she is working in Wales and known by the name Jane Hughes and four years earlier when Emma went on a holiday to Nepal with three of her best friends and only two of them returned alive. Emma has built a new life for herself as Jane but she sudden;y starts receiving ominous messages and [...]

  • This was a gripping psychological thriller examining the fragility of friendship between 4 young women each emotionally damaged in their own way. I literally could not put this book down and read it within a day whilst cooking and stayed up most of the night to finish it. CL Taylor has a fabulous talent of describing places and people that I could visualise everything as I read it. Highly recommend this book.

  • 2.5Ako ste slučajno gledali Znam što si radila prošlog ljeta (1997.), a ne želite se zamarati s time još jednom Preskočite ovaj roman. Tada je ta ideja bila interesantna, no ponovno se s njom sresti, ne nudi baš previše zanimljivosti. Likovi, radnja, pripovijedanje Ništa što bih mogla izdvojiti kao posebno. Sigurna sam da ću je jako brzo i zaboraviti.

  • An honour one can acquire on is to have written the ‘go to’ review for readers who had a very strong positive or negative reaction to a particular book. I’ve not achieved the former—proud as I am of my reviews of Dare Me & The Likeness—in several cases I fear I’ve accomplished the latter, to have written the review that captures perfectly the faults of a book. My review of C. L. Taylor’s The Accident seems to be one of them. I’ve felt guilty about that ever since, because th [...]

  • The Lie was a thrilling read that was very hard to put down. If I didn’t have to eat, sleep and work, it wouldn’t have left my hands.The main focus of this story is about female friendships, and what can happen if those friendships become strained and taken over by competitiveness, jealousy and lack of trust.Jane (previously named Emma) tries to reinvent her life after the traumatic holiday in Nepal, which she went on with her three friends five years earlier. Unfortunately that is not meant [...]

  • I would like to thank both Net Galley and my Goodread friend Jules for recommending this book to me. A psychological thriller based on the friendship of four girls who encounter jealousy and misunderstandings that put their relationships to the test. The story alternates between present day and the nightmare that occurred 5 years ago. A fast paced thriller that is both an excellent page turner and a very good novel that is full of very strong characters.I enjoyed the book so much that I plan to [...]

  • The Lie – Brilliant Psychological ThrillerThe Lie is the second book from Cally Taylor who debuted with The Accident in 2014 which was a wonderful debut. If Cally was a musician who had an excellent debut album we would be talking about the difficult second album but fortunately for us she is a writer who gets even better with her second book. The Lie is an absolutely brilliant thriller that keeps you guessing all the way to the end, with plenty of twists that keeps you guessing. The telling o [...]

  • Having read C L Taylor's debut thriller last year, The Accident, which I loved, The Lie was on my wishlist as soon as it was announced. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the publisher which has been glaring at me from the bookshelf, until I couldn't wait any longer and bumped it up to the top of the TBR.Five years ago, Jane Hughes was called Emma Woolfe and she and three friends set out for the holiday of a lifetime to Nepal. The fun that they were expecting however soon turned into a ni [...]

  • "Your past doesn't have to define your future, not if you won't let it" is one of the messages in The Lie. Told in the first-person perspective of Jane/Emma, the story alternates fluently between the present and the past. 5 Years ago, Jane was known as Emma. She embarked on the trip of a lifetime with three female friends visiting a "retreat" in Nepal. 5 years later, she's living a secluded life in Wales, working in an animal shelter and using a different name. What happened during their time ab [...]

  • Jane has a nice settled life. Living and working in the Welsh countryside has its benefits. A job in the local animal sanctuary, a new boyfriend with great potential as a keeper and a peaceful existence overall. However, she has been hiding the truth from everyone and an anonymous note may be the beginning of the end of her quiet days, as her secret comes back to haunt her. Five years previously, a different world, a different circle of friends and a summer of change.A girls holiday, a right of [...]

  • Last year C.L. Taylor wrote the engaging ‘The Accident’, a psychological tale about family relationships. This time, Taylor focuses on friendships, with a story about a group of female friends and a nightmare holiday abroad.We meet ‘Jane’, a woman living incognito. She hasn’t even told her boyfriend who she was. Five years ago, Jane went on holiday with a group of close female friends. They went to Nepal and ended up staying at a retreat. The retreat was not what it seemed. Not all of [...]

  • I don't know how to review this book The Lie by C L Taylor was okay but i was not sure where it was going was totally confused & really did not get me in at all i know a lot of 5 star ratings were given but to me it was a flat read maybe i am in the minority but its just my opinion. 21/2 stars

  • This is one of the most suspenseful books I have read lately.Four seemingly benign friends set out for the holiday of a lifetime in Nepal to separate one from an ex-lover whom she is stalking.But that is not the only reason for this holiday. The main reason is known to only one of the fourFive years later, one of the four has changed her name and carved herself out a comfortable new life in Wales. She has the job she has always dreamed of, and a promising relationship with a new man in her life [...]

  • A tense thriller from author C.L. Taylor, The Lie is a story of friendship, deception, secrets and betrayal."A couple of weeks ago I found a picture of the four of us, taken by a stranger outside Kathmandu airportWe all look so fresh faced and hopeful in the photo, and we were. It was supposed to be a holiday of a lifetime."Best friends since university, Emma, Al, Daisy and Leeanne, are heading to Nepal for the holiday of a lifetime, where, in between exploring Kathmandu and treking in Chitwan, [...]

  • What happens when a group of close girlfriends decide to take a trip to help one of them get over a broken relationship?Nepal seems a great place. Al one of the friends tells them of a great paradise retreat she's heard of in the mountains and they can just chill for a few weeks.Sounds great!!!!But this trip will be nothing like paradise and soon the friends friendship will be tested far more than they could ever imagine .My thoughtsThis was very different, told in past and present it was an edg [...]

  • Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a small cottage in Wales. She's more happier than ever but her life is based on a lie.She receives a letter at work in which its one line content was definitely not what she expected.A phycological thriller that mixes friendship and trust.I would like to thank Net Galley, SOURCEBOOKS Landmark and the author C.L. Taylor for my ARC in exchange for an honest review.

  • Jane seems to have a great life, working at an animal shelter, and dating a nice guy. She has a big secret though: her name isn't Jane. Her name is Emma, and five years ago she went on a trip with three friends that turned into a nightmare. Only she and her friend Al survived, and after Al sold the story Emma changed her name. Now Jane is receiving threatening notes implying that her friend Daisy is still alive I read this book nearly in one sitting, on a 7-hour flight after my own big vacation, [...]

  • 3.5*Sva sam podijeljena što se tiče ove knjige.U početku mi je malo dosadnjikava, a onda mi brzinom munje postaje sve napetija i napetija. Kad sam krenula čitati, pomalo su me ove četiri prijateljice i odnosi među njima podsjetile na one u knjizi U mračnoj, mračnoj šumi. To mi se nije svidjelo. Odmah na početku sam osjetila odboj prema njihovom prijateljstvu, baš sam dobila dojam da je lažno i trulo. Sve je nekako prenaglašeno i neprirodno. Najbolje prijateljice, a već na početku [...]

  • Also available on the WondrousBooks blog.*** 3.5 stars ***I should add this to the "Unexpected Netgalley Gem" shelf. I had not set any expectations and I was pleasantly surprised by the book.My initial thought was that this can potentially turn in The Girl on the Train, which I really didn't like despite all of the positive reviews it got. But I was surprised to find myself with a much more interesting and suspenseful novel.The story revolves around a woman, Emma, who went on a nightmarish trip [...]

  • OMG! I read the last book by Cally Taylor ‘The Accident’ and loved it. If I’m being honest I didn’t read the synopsis, I just liked the cover and got stuck in. It seemed such a straightforward opening to the book. We meet Jane whilst she works in an animal sanctuary and has to deal with all sorts of people. But Jane it turns out is just a cover name for the girl that came back from a holiday with friends a changed woman. OMG even writing it makes me get goose bumps now I’ve read it!The [...]

  • 4-4.5 Stars"Your past doesn't have to define your future, not if you won't let it"What if your life was a lie because of messed up moments in your past you want no one to know about? What if somehow this past is being thrown back in your face 5 years later by somehow who shouldn't be able to do so? This compelling psychological thriller focuses on friendships between women and what happens when pressure points are pushed. What will it drive you to do? How will you react? Will it strengthen or de [...]

  • I launched into this book with gusty and it certainly grips from the start. It has all the hallmarks of a good page-turner: a clear plot, conflict in almost every scene, two distinct timelines that are engaging and every chapter ending in a mini cliff-hanger. There are two stories running alongside each other (present v past), which works well. In the present 'Jane' (aka Emma) is knocked sideways when she's contacted anonymously by someone from her disturbed past that she's tried desperately to [...]

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