Everything Is Lies: This Book is Good and It’s Not A Lie! || A Book Review

Everything is Lies

Author: Helen Callaghan

Publisher: Michael Joseph

Released: February 22nd, 2018

Genre: Thriller, Mystery

Pages: 392

Format: Paperback

Characters: Sophia, Aaron Kessler, Nina, Rowan, Wolf, …


No-one is who you think they are

Sophia’s parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she’s always believed.

Everyone has secrets

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

Especially those closest to you 

The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn’t a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother’s name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family’s past – a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .

What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?

Source: Goodreads

“No one is who they say they are.”
– Helen Callaghan, Everything is Lies.

First of all, thank you Time Reads for sending this review copy to my way in exchange for an honest review. Honestly, I have nothing to hate about this book, literally nothing. The very first thing that caught my attention is the 2 timelines that were happening simultaneously. We have Sophia who is in the present discovering secrets about her mother’s death and the tragedy that happened to both of her parent; and her mother, Nina who is in the eighties and told what happened to her through her journals. It was not confusing at all and the concept is rather interesting for me.

The focus on the issue, which is the cult or organisations that promote spiritual journeys was so well written. It seems like the author knew what she’s doing. Everything is so well researched and I love how focused the story is and how every single detail is being paid attention to. Besides that, it checks off every single box of a thriller genre but I didn’t have a WTF moment. There were many plot twists, I didn’t expect them but idk why, I was not too excited about them. It’s just me really, maybe if I were to read it at a different time, I might be blown away.

The plot, for me, was interesting. There were ups and downs and it made me keep reading the goddamn good book. The ending was so well wrapped up. Everything was concluded well and all I could say is the book ended so well. ( I have no other other word than WELL apparently.)

Overall, I had a great time reading this book. Honestly, I have nothing negative to comment about it. So well written and I think this is the first thriller book that I actually still remember what happened in the book after 2 days reading it and after I have finished another good book. Usually I’d have easily forgotten about what event takes place in thriller books, but not this one. That means it’s good and if you’re a fan of thriller genre and wanna read something about family, cult, secrets, mystery, and all that jazz, do check out this book!

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