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Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Everything Is Lies by Helen Callaghan.

No-one is who you think they are.

Sophia's parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she's always believed.

Everyone has secrets.

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

Especially those closest to you.

The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn't a killer. As her father is too ill to talk, it is up to Sophia to clear her mother's name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family's past - a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there....

What if your parents had been lying to you since the day you were born?

©2018 Helen Callaghan (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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"Riveting." ( Sunday Times)

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Genuinely Thrilling

What did you like most about Everything Is Lies?

I could not predict where this story was going most of the time so never wanted to switch it off

What about Anna Popplewell and Sian Thomas ’s performance did you like?

Excellent performances. The voices were distinctive and well chosen. This made it very easy to follow and added to my enjoyment of the story.

10 of 10 people found this review helpful

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wow wow wow

This book had me hooked right from the beginning, I did work out the twists quite early on but that doesn't change the fact that this is one of the most amazing books I have ever read. The bad part is, now I have to try to find a book that can come close to this amazing read. That is going to be tricky!

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Loved it!

Kudos to the author and narrator! I loved this story and didn't want to turn it off.

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Great story

I really enjoyed the twists and turns in this book. I did guess the big reveals although this didn’t affect my enjoyment of the book.
I was pleasantly surprised.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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A thriller

I could not put this down. A true thriller which kept me intrigued & guessing until the end.

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Riveting thriller

Loved this book. It was a fun read, a riveting thriller, beautifully told and filled with more that a few twists and turns!

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Couldn’t stop listening

The story had me hooked from the first chapter. Really enjoyed the storyline and twists you don’t expect.

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She’s a good one.

I really enjoyed this! Loved the two separate narratives and burned through it in record time just so I could find out all of the answers! Thoroughly recommend.

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  • Michelle
  • Cromer Heights, Australia
  • 02-05-2018

Stunning read, just kept shocking and surprising!

A real page turner. Can't wait to read more from Helen Callaghan! Performances were fantastic.

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Twists and turns

Just enough was predictable and just enough unpredictable. Felt like it went a bit too hectic for my taste at the end with one too many plot twists but if that’s your thing, go for it!

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  • Ann D
  • 25-02-2018

Refreshingly original and compelling

I devoured this book, finding it truly difficult to turn off. It’s always a pleasure to discover a truly original story that is well written, exciting and beautifully narrated. I won’t say any more to avoid spoilers.

15 of 16 people found this review helpful

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  • W. M. Koolstra-dekker
  • 06-03-2018

Absolutely mesmerizing

WOW, what a story. The story pulled me in from the start, it was meticulously and believably crafted. Beautifully told by both narrators. Top marks

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  • Jodie Roberts
  • 15-03-2018

Prose was nice, but plot was weak at the end

The end of this novel was quite disappointing. I found that the twists were quite predictable from early on. I enjoyed the story itself, although the change in narrative style in the last 2 and a half chapters was quite jarring; as was the accent that one of the actors puts on in the second-last chapter. (I had appreciated throughout that the voice acting had avoided being cheesy while still feeling authentic to each character.) The final quarter of the novel felt very rushed, as though the intention the whole time was to close up all the loose threads in a hurry, rather than to actually deliver a proper solid explanation for the events of the book and I was disappointed by that.
I enjoyed the characters’ development very much throughout the middle section of the novel, and in combination with the voice acting made a pleasant and exciting listen.

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  • Claire
  • 06-03-2018

awesome well read

very good! a bit different to your everyday crime fiction i look forward to more

5 of 6 people found this review helpful

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  • Hayley
  • 27-03-2018

Ok not great

I enjoyed this book at first however I didn’t think the tone of the main character Sophia was great. Whilst her actions were believable her lack emotion wasn’t to me. I also think the twist if that’s what you would call it was very obvious from quite early on in the book.

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  • Steven
  • 19-04-2018

Not bad

Heard similar type story's so nothing new, decent enough. Good characters to warm to and well narrated. Inevitable plot, easy listening

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-03-2018

Good read ^_^

An interesting tale that kept me guessing! Definitely an author I will keep reading. Excellent narrator too.

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  • Nick Dawson
  • 06-03-2018

Fantastic narration

I was engrossed from the start - the narration was up there with the best that i have heard on Audible.

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  • S. Pratt
  • 19-04-2018

Great story

loved this story. kept me gripped until the end. Good author, I must find more of her books.

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  • katherine
  • 21-05-2018

Brilliant

Really enjoyed this book, brilliant right up to the very end. Must go and download more. Narrators were fab too.