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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

Critic Reviews

"Riveting." ( Sunday Times)

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Genuinely Thrilling

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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.

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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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Unbelievable characters and plot!

Looks like I'm the only person here who didn't enjoy this book at all!
It started off Ok but then when the mother started telling her story it just unravelled into unbelievable drivel!! And when the Dad's story kicked in....well I gave up.
I'm not even sure why this rates as psychological thriller.
As you can tell I'm left underwhelmed.

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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.

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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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Crime by numbers

Meh. So very predictable. From the reviews I thought it would be something I'd enjoy. Felt like a waste of time.

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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!

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Excellent performance

I have been listening to a lot of true crime podcasts lately, so it was nice to have a change with some fictional crime. I truly loved this audiobook, I kept wanting to listen to the next episode!

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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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  • Camilla Hoiby
  • 27-07-2018

Great book, unexpected plot

I really loved this book. Interesting characters, suspense, surprises and well written.
Enjoyable all the way through. I will be listening to this again.

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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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  • 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.

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  • MB1305
  • 05-05-2018

The best book I’ve listened to in a while

I loved this book. The plot really gripped me, especially in the beginning when I was trying to figure out what was going on with Sophia’s Mum. I did guess some of the plot twist, but I like that when you think you’ve figured it out but are not sure.
The narrators were really good.
There were a few characters I would have liked to have heard more from, that could have been developed further. But I really enjoyed the book and found myself re-listening to sections so it would last longer

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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.

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  • sam
  • 18-05-2018

Brilliant book

This book is just as good as Dear Amy and has me on the edge of my seat all the way through.

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  • MR
  • 12-05-2018

Unexpected!

Great narration, sad theme but still a great thriller. Did NOT see it coming! very enjoyable.

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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

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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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  • 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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  • Yoshay
  • 19-05-2018

Engaging read

Enjoyed it a lot. Fast paced and full of suspense. The characters were credible and once started, I didn't want to put it away.

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