[Pdf Free] (The Lies We Tell)
Foraging for Survival lAre aittle too good to be true Not for me I m afraid a shame As The Central Premise Is the central premise is thanks to NetGalley and Penguin General UK for a copy of this novel in exchange for a fair review I am a huge fan of Jane Corry s books She is my go to author as I know I will be completely hooked from the first page and this book did not disappointWhen Tom and Sarah s fifteen year old son Freddie comes home ate and upset they are distraught when he tells them he has done something terrible This will put his parents in a uandary as Sarah wants to protect her son whilst Tom is all for calling the police The couple will soon find out how far they will go to protect their only childWe then rewind the story back to when Tom and Sarah first met a very unlikely couple who come from different backgrounds Can they make their relationship work when they are both hiding skeletons from their pastThe story goes back to the present time and is told from Sarah s point of view A book with a great moral dilemma that made me wonder what I would do if I was in Sarah s shoes A must read authorThank you to Netgalle Sarah always thought of herself and her husband s shoes A must read authorThank you to Netgalle Sarah always thought of herself and her husband 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 l push themselves and their marriage to protect their only child What would you do Save the one you ove or TELL THE TRUTHPublication Date 17 June 2021 Jane Corry is a fantastic author and without uestion one of my favourites so I was absolutely thrilled to be given an advanced copy of this book to read and review Hugely grateful to the publisher and author thank you You always know you need to clear the decks when you pick up one of Jane s books and that I did I have devoured this book in 2 sittings and it was absolutely brilliant Addictive and enticing it is impossible to put this book down So much depth to the characters and so many themes dealt with Everyone has a past b This is the story of Tom and Sarah Wallace and their fifteen year old son
freddie it examines the uestion of how far It examines the uestion of how far you go for your child Tom and Sarah tell their backstories which inks well to the present day situation This book hooks you in from the start One of the things I ike best about it is the characterisation Tom and Sarah are different in every possible way they re certainly from opposing planets but that s what makes it so interesting They re ike strang. Hing terrible Begging them not to tell the policeSoon Sarah and Tom must find out just how far they are willing to push themselves and their marriage to protect their only Ers each wearing a mask but we begin to peak behind this and start to see the real them They both have interesting pasts that we earn piecemeal some things are very surprising and you wouldn t think they had it in them When F Freddie a fifteen year old boy comes home in the early hours of the morning and confesses to his parents that he has just killed someoneSarah his mother wants to protect him Tom his father wants to inform the policeThe story has just killed someoneSarah his mother wants to protect him Tom his father wants to inform the policeThe story jumps back to how the parents met and their relationshipI didn t enjoy this book as much as the authors previous booksThank you to NetGalley and Penguin Random House UK for my e copy in exchange for an honest review When Sarah and Tom s fifteen year old son Freddie comes home distraught saying he s killed someone Sarah has an impossible decision to make hand him in to the police or try to protect him The book opens with this scenario however it s a ong time before we find out what happens afterwards or any specifics about what Freddie actually did First we go back in time to see how Tom and Sarah met and the progress of their relationship this takes up the first half of the book It s clear that they are very different people and an unlikely couple boarding school educated Tom an actuary prefers ife to be organised and predictable while Sarah from a very different background is chaotic and unconventional though both have secrets in their past of which they are deeply ashamed We see events in this part of the book from both Sarah and Tom s perspectivesEventually the story picks up again from where we came in and we follow now from Sarah s viewpoint only the Conseuences Of Freddie S Shocking of Freddie s shocking with occasional forays into a future court caseThe Lies We Tell is of a family drama than a psychological thriller and undoubtedly a good read in which An Awful Lot Happens Not All The awful ot happens Not all the really convince though I can buy that Sarah and Tom were together despite having One Ticket To Texas little in common because that does happen but I didn t find Tom s voice very convincing He seemed a bit of a stereotype of someone on the spectrum crossed with a stick up his backside posh boy The criminal element part of the plot was also a bit unconvincing Knuckles seriously It s not The KraysA very enjoyable read nevertheless even if I did have to suspend disbelief aittle bit at times I received this book from Netgalley in return for an honest reviewHere is the blurbWHAT IF YOUR SON HAD MURDERED SOMEONESarah always thought of herself and her husband. Hild As the ies 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.
summary The Lies We TellThis is another excellent Jane Corry novel that will keep the reader frantically turning the pages wanting to know what happens nextWhen son Freddy comes home and admits he has done something terrible Sarah and husband Tom are in a difficult position Do they tell the police or try to cover it up to protect their son Faced with a dilemma that could not only threaten the happiness of the family but also their marriageInteresting characters and an intriguing thought provoking dilemma This is a page turner that I read from start to finish in one sittingI would Like To Thank Both to thank both and Penguin for supplying a copy of this novel in Exchange For An Honest Review for an honest review ve oved this authors previous books so when I was invited by the publisher to read her newest I jumped at the chance The pace in this book is steady and spans over three different timelines I Art, Culture, and Cuisine: Ancient and Medieval Gastronomy liked the snippets in italics as they gave intrigue to the story I wasn t sure who it was portraying but worked well and kept me reading The characters were all well formed and I felt both anger and sympathy toward them The relationship between Tom and Sarah was fraught with disasters but still I wanted things to turn out well Theater years I oved and wanted of the relationships there I d ove there to be a follow up but know thats unlikely Overall a great novel At the heart of The Lies We Tell by Jane Corry is an interesting moral dilemma
Just How Far Wouldhow far would go to protect your child from being prosecuted for murder However unlike her previous novel I Made a Mistake which also explores family relationships and poor decisions Corry s atest tale is not nearly so convincingTom and Sarah are an extremely unlikely married couple Whilst the clich Opposites attract could be used as a starting point there is nothing about their relationship that suggests there is any reason for them to stay together and this feeling strengthens after their son Freddie is born This is a very unhappy family When Freddie commits a crime it is inevitable that his mother will support him and his father will notHowever it is not the implausibility of this couple s relationship that is the real bugbear here I m disappointed by the crude ways in which the author portrays her characters differences Tom appears to be a stereotype of someone on the spectrum whilst Sarah is a caricature of hopeless hippy and their wealthy friends are ittle better And whilst I appreciate that Corry has decided to write a novel which allows for hope the final chapters. WHAT IF YOUR SON HAD MURDERED SOMEONESarah always thought of herself and her husband Tom as good people But that was before their son Freddy came home saying he'd done somet.