The Lies We Tell by Jane Corry – Book Review



Sarah always thought of herself and her husband, Tom, as good people. But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he’d done something terrible. Begging them not to tell the police.

Soon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves, and their marriage, to protect their only child . . .

As the lies build up and Sarah is presented with the perfect opportunity to get Freddy off the hook, she is faced with a terrifying decision . . .

Save her son . . . or save herself?


Tom and Sarah are an unlikely couple, chalk and cheese everyone says. Even their ideas about parenting and discipline are different.

Then one night their son comes home, disheveled and distraught, he tells them he’s killed someone.

Tom wants to call the police, Sarah want to protect him…..but how far will she go?

The story then jumps to the past, how Tom and Sarah met, their struggles to have a baby and their joy when Freddie is born… also gives glimpses into a court case where Freddie is on trial.

The Lies We Tell is a family drama with a simmering tension as more and more information is slowly revealed. Fantastically well developed characters and beautiful descriptions of Cornwall, this is a cautionary tale about family, a marriage, lies and their consequences. A compelling, slow burn of a psychological thriller. Brilliant.

Thank you to Rob of Adventures with Words for the opportunity to be part of this blog tour, for the promotional material and an ARC of The Lies We Tell.



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