Blog Tour | Book Review: The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe! I would like to share my review of the book with you.

The Lie She Told cover

Genre: Psychological crime thriller

Publication date: October 1, 2020

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My Thoughts

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When Kate sends her abusive ex-husband to jail, he threatens to take revenge. She flees to a remote place with her young son, hoping to start afresh. What happens next forms the crux of this book.

The writing is taut, economical with words but high on emotions, and capable of evoking vivid imagery. I was filled with a sense of dread and impending doom from the first chapter, and that feeling never really went away.

Even though the plot is somewhat predictable, the writing is so good that I wanted to keep reading. I finished the book in a single sitting–it was that gripping!

The danger that seems to dog Kate wherever she goes made reading the book an almost-physical experience. The tension is so sharp you can feel it slicing through every page.

I found the ending a bit underwhelming because I had guessed Kate’s secret roughly. When the reveal happened, it didn’t seem to justify the build up.

Nevertheless, I enjoyed this book a great deal and couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. It’s dark, gripping, suspenseful, and shows just how cruel and twisted people can be.

(Thank you to Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of the book!)

The Blurb

All Kate wanted was a peaceful life.

All Ryan wanted to do was destroy it.

Living in the remote Scottish Highlands under Witness Protection, life is finally happy for Kate Ward and her young son Joe, until someone from Kate’s past appears. Ryan Albright is the only person that knows all of Kate’s secrets, and what she had to do to escape her previous abusive relationship. Ryan is determined to complete the mission set for him by Kate’s ex-husband. Systematically and violently, he pulls Kate’s new world apart with devastating consequences for everyone around him, including Kate who must face up to the lie she told.

About Catherine Yaffe

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Catherine Yaffe is a former freelance journalist, magazine editor and digital marketing agency owner. Catherine has previously written non-fiction books on Digital Marketing before following her passion for writing crime novels full time.

The Lie She Told is the first in a series of books that challenge the status quo of relationships and makes the reader question how well you know those around you.

Catherine lives in West Yorkshire with her husband Mark and their 2 cats Jenson & Button (she’s also a F1 fan!)

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