Friday 2 April 2021

The Lies She Told by Paula Johnston | Blog Tour Review #TheLiesSheTold

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The Lies She Told by Paula Johnston - 4/5
"Karly Winters has waited ten long years to have the man of her dreams, the handsome but duplicitous Jacob Cruthers. From her home in Glasgow she pines for the Londoner who casually keeps her dangling, never with a thought of giving her what she wants and never with any intention of leaving his wife.

For her part, Karly has no intentions of being second best any longer and she hatches an artful plan of devious intent that she is certain will work in her favour. Now, embarking on her dangerous game of high stakes, she is all too aware that someone is likely to get hurt. But for the winner, the prize will be incalculable.

But Karly hasn’t reckoned for new and equally underhanded forces that are at work. Lurking in the shadows are others, with their own agendas to follow and equally ruthless in their objectives.

With various factions hurtling towards a confrontation that none of them saw coming, someone is going to pay the price of infatuation.

But who?

This is a fantastic debut psychological thriller.

Split into two parts, we learn about Karly, a personal shopper from Glasgow. I've recently finished Caroline Kepnes new novel in the 'You' series and Karly honestly gave me female Joe Goldberg vibes!

She's been having an text only relationship with Jacob, who is based in London, for ten(!!) years and she is determined to be with him. There is just the small issue of Jacob's wife Lauren to deal with but has Karly met her match with her?

There are so many twists and turns in this book that I didn't know what was coming next. I genuinely had a smile almost the whole way through because I just thought "this is so good". The characters are developed brilliantly and the way that it is written meant that I just flew through it.

There is a real cat and mouse type feel and I loved the scenarios being told from both of the womens points of view.

I could honestly see this being adapted for TV.


A massive thank you to Love Books Tours for organising this blog tour and providing me with a copy of the book.

You can find the Instagram handles of all the other people who are taking part in this blog tour in the graphic below. Be sure to check out their reviews too! 

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