* Review * THE LIES I TOLD by Mary Burton

I voluntarily read an early copy of this book.

* Review * THE LIES I TOLD by Mary BurtonThe Lies I Told by Mary Burton
Published by Montlake on August 2, 2022
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Twin sisters Marisa and Clare Stockton were sixteen when Clare’s body was found in Virginia’s James River. No arrests were made. Fourteen years later, Marisa’s friends and dedicated career as a photographer help her to cope with the open wound of the past. But Marisa still feels the hurt—and the unsolved murder isn’t the only thing haunting her.

A recent car crash has erased ten days of Marisa’s memories—a black hole leading up to the accident that’s left her disoriented. Every text and phone call from that crucial missing time has vanished, along with her phone. A photograph she took of the river has disappeared. A new neighbor Marisa believes she knows introduces himself as if he were a stranger. And there’s the growing fear that her near-fatal accident was no accident at all. As dreams of Clare and nightmares of the crash begin to converge, so do two disturbing puzzles fourteen years apart.

Putting the pieces together could be fatal. As she struggles to remember everything, Marisa closes in on a killer—without realizing that he’s already closed in on her.


This multi-layered tale of deceit will have you intrigued quickly and turning page after page to devour every tidbit. Highly addictive and satisfying!

Marisa Stockton is haunted by the death of her twin sister 14 years ago and after years of self-sabotage is ready to devote her life to finding the answers she has needed all of these years. She’s a complex character with faults galore, but she’s sincere and truly needs closure. I really enjoyed watching her grow and figure out her footing.

I highly recommend this book to anyone that enjoys a mystery filled with compelling characters who lead you down a path you’re not sure is right or not, but it’s easy to believe until the next character takes you down another rabbit hole.


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