One More Lie, Amy LLoyd | Book Review

One More Lie opening line: There is a child staring at me from across the aisle.

One More Lie

My blurb:

Charlotte has had two constants in her life. One is Sean, the child convicted alongside her for an awful crime. And the other is Dr. Isherwood, the woman who is meant to save her. But no matter what, Charlotte cannot be saved. She does not know how to live in the real world and her psychological issues are never addressed. Now she finds herself on the outside, trying to live as if the past never happened.

One More Lie
How do you live with yourself as an adult when you were convicted of murder as a child? And when you can’t remember the crime…
HOW DO YOU KNOW YOU’RE GUILTY?
Charlotte wants a fresh start. She wants to forget her past, forget her crime – and, most of all, forget that one terrible moment.
It’s the reason she’s been given a new name, a new life. The reason she spent years in prison.
But even on the outside, with an ankle monitor and court-mandated therapy, she can’t escape the devastating memory of the night that turned her and her only friend into national hate figures.
But now her friend has found her.
And despite the lies she tells to survive, she soon finds herself being dragged deeper and deeper into a past she cannot confront.
Even if it’s going to cost Charlotte her life…
My verdict:

Having a degree in Clinical Psychology I found the topic of this book to be really fascinating. There is a lot of jumping back into the past, and the timeline does not progress. Rather you will read snippets from the past when Charlotte is a child, and then snippets from when she is older. Interspersed with her current life, the end will not be one you expect.

Publishing information:
ISBN 9781780898926
Format Trade Paperback
Published April 2019

Disclosure: I was sent the book to review by Penguin Random House South Africa. I was not required to write a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.

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