The Lies We Told by Camilla Way
For Beth, her daughter's often cruel behavior and lack of emotion are clear signs of a troubled mind. Her husband isn't convinced. He feels Beth overreacts and that Hannah is misunderstood.
Decades later, Clara is dismayed when her loving boyfriend doesn't come home after work. After a day, it's clear that he didn't just crash at a friend's house. Ominous emails seem to prove that there's something more going on.
As Clara tries to find out what happened to Luke, she comes across information about his long-missing sister. Luke's sister made a new friend right before she disappeared. Someone knows something that may tie the past to Luke's disappearance. The clock is ticking and Clara wants to unravel the truth before time runs out.
The Lies We Told takes place in the past when Hannah is a young girl and switches to Clara's present-day point of view. It does take some twists, but I can't say they shocked me. I saw a few things coming. The ending is also meant to be shocking, but I had that pegged, which was a bit of a letdown.
The story does move swiftly and held my attention. I found myself intrigued by the story and wanted to see how it would play out. It's a good read, if not a little predictable in a couple of aspects, but definitely worth a few hours of reading.