Lie with Me is about Paul. Paul is a bit of a womaniser and, in my opinion, a women’s worst nightmare. Really he only cares about one thing… sex. He clearly has a flavour for the younger woman, however, although this is brought up throughout the book it is not what the book is about. Paul meets an old friend and in turn starts dating one of the friends family members. He is invited on their family holiday and he makes a few white lies to ‘fit in’. However, these spiral out of control until a moment, on holiday, when he is caught up in a police investigation.
I really did find the book really easy to read and follow. I didn’t find myself skipping over any bits and quite often found myself 40-50 pages deep and the time had flown by. That meant I did read it in about 2 days. (note I also have a 1 year old… it’s that easy to read) but I wouldn’t say it was gripping.
The characters come across as selfish and self absorbed and therefore unlikable but I assume this is done to contrast themselves against Paul’s personality.
The story line itself is reasonably interesting and the attention to small details has the story bobbling along. However, I wouldn’t class it as a ‘Thriller’. It is a nice easy read with a bit of drama but I definitely would say not a thriller by any lengths. I think I read about 95% of the book before I got to the ‘I couldn’t put it down’ stage. Towards the end it really picks up and you want to know what Paul’s fate is and Alice’s too but that is the last 20 pages I guess.
The ending sees Paul imprisoned not only for the Rape case but also for the murder of Jasmine. I kind of thought he would be blamed for it but never did I guess that Alice was the killer. Although, looking back I don’t know how I didn’t see it to be honest.
I don’t think the book is very relatable to, well, to pretty much anyone, so if you are looking for that sort of book this one is not one you are really going to enjoy.
If you like a reasonably slow pace book with a tiny bit of excitement at the end this is for you. I don’t think I will re-read this one but it’s a nice sun lounger book.
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