Sunday, April 29, 2018

Week in Review and a mini book review - Let Me Lie; Clare Mackintosh

I'm always a bit hesitant to say this but, I think spring might just be here. The birds are nesting and singing and although there aren't any flowers blooming this week, they will be, very soon. I'm also out there walking more and more as well. Our cat is enjoying having the windows open for a few hours each day as well.  Last week was 3 days of yoga, book group meeting, lunches out and time with my daughter. We also took a ride to the casino (something we do about twice a year) and, I won $387.00, so I picked out some spring clothes which was fun. I also managed to find some reading time and some min review catch up time, and finally...

It's been a while since I posted my new book acquisitions, sent to me thanks to various publishers. So many sound good that I haven't yet decided where I shall begin.

Let Me Lie; Clare Mackintosh
Penguin Audio and Berkley - 2018

I finished Let Me Lie this week, a combination of audio download and eGalley and thought it was fairly well done. Here's a mini review:

Annie is a young woman and mother who has struggled to get on with her life after both of her parents committed suicide seven months apart.  Both deaths occurred in a similar manner, falling to their deaths off a cliff into the waters deep.  When a suspicious note arrives on the anniversary of her mother's death, Anna has reason to question whether murder versus suicide might have been the cause of death.  Murray, a semi-retired police officer agrees to help Anna piece together the mystery behind her parents deaths.

This is a twisty, psychological thriller, told from several POVs that held my interest both in audio and in print.  The story wasn't perfect, but enjoyable all the same.

Rating - 4/5 stars

Hope everyone has a beautiful Sunday!


  1. Congratulations on your winnings!

    So many of your new books look good - I can see how you'd have trouble deciding which one to read first.

  2. A good mystery is always a joy to read. That one sounds good.

  3. It looks like you are spoilt for choice! enjoy them all.

  4. Sounds like you've had an excellent week! I'm excited to hear about a new Thrity Umrigar novel.

    1. I do love Umrigar, I hope it's a winner like her other books.

  5. Happy reading from your recent acquisitions.

  6. The birds have been chirping very early in the morning, which is much nicer than an alarm clock. Yes, even though I'm retired, I still like to get up early.

    Congrats on your big winnings at the casino! We boondocked at a casino on our road trip and decided to go inside and play the slots for a total of $20. Neither of us have ever done that and we were so confused, we left after spending just $2. Plus, it was super smokey...

    You're the third person to mention Umrigar's new book. I can't wait to read it! I loved The Space Between Us.

    Hope you're having a good week, Diane!

  7. I have The Perfect Mother too and also The Other Mother. A lot of "mother" books out there.

  8. It definitely sounds like spring has come your way at last, Diane. I am glad you are enjoying the warming whether. Your new books all sound good. I am especially interested in The Perfect Mother and The Secrets Between Us. I am glad you enjoyed Let Me Lie, even with its flaws. I hope to read that one as well.

    We got a surprise yesterday afternoon when we went to visit our new kitten. They let us bring her home! We thought we'd have another week or two to wait. She's ever so playful! I forgot how much fun a kitten is to have around. Of course, our older cat, Gracie isn't so thrilled. She's been sticking to the upstairs and hissing whenever the kitten comes near her. Hopefully the two will grow to like each other.

    Have a great week, Diane!

  9. Let Me Lie sounds good, especially as an audio. I liked the author's first thriller so I'd up for trying her again.

  10. So many good books! I'm excited about the new Umrigar.


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