My Lies, Your Lies: The emotionally gripping new novel for 2020 from the bestselling author
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Recently, I’ve also read a few books who have really excelled in their location setting and I would say that this is one of them too.
A compelling, timely mystery’ bestselling author, Lisa Ballantyne ‘You’ll be surprised and captivated right to the end! But I don't ever want to forget that I read this implausible rape apology of a book or forget the name of the author who penned it. I do love how the author approached and introduced an illicit affair between a 15 year old schoolgirl and her music teacher.The story is told primarily through Joely's eyes in the third person, as as occasionally Freda and Joely's mum, Marianne. Given the subject matter, some parts were uncomfortable to read, but overall the book was captivating. It is 1968 and the story of a 15 year old schoolgirl who embarks on an affair with her music teacher. Freda seems keen to put the blame on the schoolgirl but was she the innocent party taken advantage of?
In my opinion, MY LIES, YOUR LIES took a little too long for interest to take hold - at nearly 30% in, which is a bit too long in my opinion - but then it did admittedly get rather interesting. I was honestly disturbed and thought about quitting the book but I continued because I figured this had to be going somewhere meaningful. The book kept me enthralled as each chapter told me the past love story and the present lives of the characters. A compelling, timely mystery’ bestselling author, Lisa Ballantyne ‘You'll be surprised and captivated right to the end! But now she’s ready to tell the story that has haunted her for forty years – about a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher.
Keep going with this story if like me the first chunk feels a little draggy and droll like, do not give up. I loved the format of two timelines, switching back and forth between past and present, as the story unfolds.