Today I am Kicking off The Darkest Lies by Barbara Copperthwaite Blog Tour with a 5 Star review
THE DARKEST LIES by Barbara Copperthwaite
A mother desperate for the truth. A daughter hiding a terrible secret.
Melanie Oak appeared to have the perfect life. Married to her childhood sweetheart, Jacob, the couple live with their beautiful, loving, teenage daughter, Beth, in a pretty village.
Nothing can shake her happiness – until the day that Beth goes missing and is discovered beaten almost to the point of death, her broken body lying in a freezing creek on the marshes near their home.
Consumed with grief, Melanie is determined to find her daughter’s attacker. Someone in the village must have seen something. Why won’t they talk?
As Melanie tries to piece together what happened to Beth, she discovers that her innocent teenager has been harbouring some dark secrets of her own. The truth may lie closer to home and put Melanie’s life in terrible danger…
A completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist you won’t see coming. Fans of The Girl on the Train, The Sister and Before I Let You In will be captivated.
The Darkest Lies is Barbara Copperthwaite’s third psychological thriller that I have read. But OMG talk about blow me away this one is just incredible. Like always I will be totally honest with you and this is actually the third time that I have read this book. After I was asked to beta read it. You can imagine my excitement, I was absolutely over the moon. Anyway The Darkest Lies has come on leaps and bounds from the first version I read back in August. What can I say but it’s perfect, Barbara has taken her writing skills to a whole new level and you guys are going to love it.
Imagine your child going missing, a parents worse nightmare. Well this is what happens to Melanie Oak, her daughter Beth who is found beaten to the point of death on a marsh a couple of miles away from the village. Melanie is determined to find out who the attacker is we follow a story told from three points of view where the author takes us on one whirlwind journey that will keep you guessing until the very end.
I have to say I felt sorry for Melanie in fact my heart went out to her Barbara has written some heartbreaking scenes in this corker. With picturesque descriptions making me feel like I am in the story. Giving me a lump in my throat.
I must mention the ending OMG what an ending it is! I am still getting over it myself talk about pulse racing, I thought my heart was going to burst with the tension.
The Darkest Lies is totally one mesmerising, captivating engaging read that will have you hooked from start to finish it is certainly a page turner. Each chapter leaves you wanting more.
Oh and did I mention the twist…this is a twist to die for. I cannot recommend it enough giving it a well deserved 5 massive stars.
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About The Author
The people behind the crime, from the perpetrator to the victim and beyond, are what intrigue Barbara Copperthwaite.
She was raised by the sea and in the countryside, where she became a lover of both nature and the written word – the latter leading to a successful career as a journalist. For over twenty years people have kindly and bravely shared with her their real experiences of being victims of crime. Now, through fiction, Barbara continues to explore the emotional repercussions.