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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The grief of losing a child is unbearable, each person deals with it in different ways, and most often, it’s easy to find faults in others in the way they deal with things. In The Darkest Lies, Melanie has to face the unthinkable as a parent. Her ways of dealing with grief is by being a totally different person from what she used to be, she finds fault with her husband, befriends an old friend and starts drinking, gets into her head that each and every one in her village knows the truth about her daughter and starts accusing people left, right and center and goes way above the detectives following her own line of inquiries and thus creating problems all around.
I liked the plot of the story even though most of the characters were unlikable. The writing style of this author is quite different, most times its like a conversation that the person is having in her mind and its not consistently followed too, so most readers might feel the lack of flow in the story. But Barbara Copperthwaite has surely written a very compelling and engaging story which is unputdownable.
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.
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