Behind Every Lie-Old

Behind Every Lie

A domestic suspense novel set in Whidbey Island and London, England, Behind Every Lie asks how well we ever really know those we love, and reminds us that the worst betrayals are by those closest to us.

If you can’t remember it

Pottery artist Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning right down the street from where her mother, Kat, was murdered. But Eva can’t remember if she’s the one who killed her. As her memories slowly begin to resurface, Eva has flashes of a violent struggle. But the memories of the night her mom was killed are becoming tangled with the night she was attacked four years ago, and Eva doesn’t know what’s real and what isn’t. And then she finds a letter in Kat’s belongings saying she isn’t her biological mother.

How do you prove you didn’t do it?

Eva leaves the peaceful haven she’s created for herself on Whidbey Island and heads for the bustling streets of London, Kat’s home long ago, determined to find out if something in Kat’s past is responsible for her murder. Or if she is.

Told in alternating perspectives of Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s past leading up to her murder, Eva unravels secrets she knew nothing about. Has her whole life been a lie? Is she really capable of murder? Plagued by memories of holding a knife, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.

Like In Her Wake by Amanda Jennings or The Perfect Girl by Gilly Macmillan, this novel explores themes of identity, trust—of ourselves and others—and the secrets that families keep.

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