From the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Night Olivia Fell—an “emotionally charged mystery” (Mary Kubica, New York Times bestselling author)—comes a thrilling new suspense novel about the insidious nature of family secrets…and their deadly potential.
If you can’t remember it, how do you prove you didn’t do it?
Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her.
Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.
Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell’s I Found You and Karin Slaughter’s Pieces of Her, Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets.
Eva is going to find out who murdered her mother. The crazy thing is…she thinks it could be her. Her memories were damaged when she was struck by lightening. She has flashes of images from the night her mother was murdered. But, these flashes are so convoluted that they are no help at all.
This novel is told by two different narrators, Eva and Kat. Kat is Eva’s mom. Kat has had a unique life and Eva has been kept completely in the dark. She thought she knew her mother, but the more she investigates, the more she finds out…She did not know her mother at all.
I love the intensity in this story. The author just keeps building and building and then adds in a few twists. You have no idea how this is going to end up.
This is a fast paced, unique story. It leaves you guessing all the way through. I loved The Night Olivia Fell and this novel is right up there with it.
I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.