#BookReview: Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft @bookouture @KatCroft


My Review…

Kathryn Croft has a writing style that I enjoy and this one has alternating timelines from present to past with two characters POVs where you feel like a fly on the wall as the story unfolds!

The story is told through Mia and Josie, two women who had a relationship with Mia’s husband, Zach. He is a college professor and Josie is one of his students and is rumored to have had an affair with him, but Zach really does love his wife Mia and their daughter Freya. Would he really jeopardize his family who he truly loves?? He is a responsible adult, right?

Police have concluded that Zach committed suicide while in Josie’s apartment, but where is Josie? She disappeared that night and no one has seen her since. Has she been murdered? Is she involved in Zach’s demise? What does her roommate Alison know about that night? Did Alison see or hear something?

Mia has always accepted the police finding….until one day Alison walks into her office five years later and whispers…”Zach did not kill himself”. Alison was Josie’s roommate and she could know something!! Alison could have even been home!

Everyone has secrets and something to hide. Mia is committed to finding out what happened to her loving husband, but what it will cost her? Who does she trust? After all, Alison may have a motive in her little revelation.

I enjoyed this book and the constant guessing and analyzing of who to trust!! I went back and forth several times trying to see who the truth teller was! Loved the way it ended. Never saw it coming…
What just happened??

I think those who like K.L. Slater novels, will really enjoy this one as I did! Fast-paced and mind bending. 4.5 Stars!!

Book Description…

‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter, Freya. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students, Josie Carpenter, vanished.

Five years later, and Josie is still missing but Mia has finally found some happiness with new boyfriend Will.

Until one day when stranger Alison walks into her life and tells Mia that her husband didn’t kill himself.

Desperate to find out what really happened to Zach, Mia is forced to put her trust in Alison. But she soon discovers that Alison has her own agenda behind exposing the details of Zach’s death. Can Mia really believe anything Alison says?

Mia must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth – even if she risks losing everything she loves.



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