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Review: Between the Lies by Michelle Adams

Title: Between the Lies by Michelle Adams
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Genre: Contemporary, Mystery, Suspense
Length: 329 pages
Book Rating: B+

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In the vein of Allison Brennan, Michelle Adams’s Between the Lies is an addictive psychological thriller with twists that keep the reader guessing until the last page, in which a woman who’s lost her memory is back home with a family she doesn’t know—who are keeping secrets of their own. 

The truth is hiding between the lies.


What would you do if you woke up and didn’t know who you were?

Chloe Daniels regains consciousness in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
She doesn’t recognise the strangers who call themselves family. She can’t even remember her own name.

What if your past remained a mystery?

As she slowly recovers, her parents and sister begin to share details of her life.
The successful career. The seaside home. The near-fatal car crash.
But Chloe senses they’re keeping dark secrets—and her determination to uncover the truth will have devastating consequences.

What if the people you should be able to trust are lying to you?


Between the Lies by Michelle Adams is a chilling mystery about an amnesiac struggling to remember the events surrounding the car crash that leaves her with debilitating injuries.

Thirty-two year old Chloe Daniels is living with her parents as she recovers from the injuries sustained in a car accident. Unable to remember people, places or  events from her life prior to the crash, her psychiatrist father, Thomas, is assisting her in recovering her memories. Her mother Evelyn, and sister Jess are also very concerned about her as Chloe tries to remember anything about her past.  Her dreams after her sessions with Thomas are confusing but she begins to suspect they contain slivers of truth about what happened the night of the accident.  After making a shocking discovery, Chloe realizes her family is lying to her about her past and she is determined to uncover the missing pieces of her life.  But is she fully prepared for what she might learn? And will Chloe recall the truth about who else was involved in the car crash that took so much from her?

With her past nothing but a black hole, Chloe has no choice to move in with her parents during her recovery. She quickly recalls snippets of her childhood that remind her of why she left home and never looked back. Thomas remains tightly controlling of the family and initially, Chloe does not balk at his instructions. But after her stunning realization that her family is hiding valuable information from her, she begins to take charge of her treatment. Chloe then decides to ask someone close to her family to help her as she digs deeper into her past. What she unearths about herself is quite painful and her guilt over the car accident intensifies. As she inches closer and closer to the truth about accident, is Chloe ready to do whatever it takes to find out the truth about what happened that fateful night?

Between the Lies is an incredibly fast-paced, twisty-turny mystery that is quite riveting. Chloe is a sympathetic character who is easy to cheer for as she tries to piece together the truth about her past. She veers from malleable to determined as she takes control of her life.  No matter what the cost, Chloe refuses to give up on finding answers to her troubling questions. With breathtaking twists and stunning turns, Michelle Adams brings to novel to an adrenaline-laced conclusion. An outstanding mystery that fans of genre do not want to miss.

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