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Publisher's Summary

Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career.  

On a warm spring morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone, with his duffel bag in hand as the train approaches. That’s when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train.

Margot’s clients all lie to her, but one lie cost her family and freedom.

A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient.

©2019 J.P. Pomare (P)2020 Audible Australia Pty Ltd.

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Surprised

When this first started I thought I probably wouldn’t get to the end without swapping it but it did get better. The storyline was good. It has turned me off psychologists though. Margot was so frustrating, and broke every rule of patient/practitioner relationships. Once it got interesting I did enjoy it.

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Truly a master of the twisty thriller

I loved Call Me Evie AND In The Clearing - Tell Me Lies does not disappoint. Wrap your ears around this fast paced thriller from JP Pomare ASAP!

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HAD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT!!!

This is a cracker of a thriller full of brilliant twists and turns. I LOVED TELL ME LIES!!!

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Really enjoyed this audiobook

I was fascinated by the book from beginning to end. Great Charakters and story line as well as awesome narrated by Aimee Horne. Highly recommend this if you like drama

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great plot twist!

loved the story! it had an awesome plot twist that left my jaw on the ground! I couldnt put it down after hearing the twist. very thrilling listen.

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Super Pacey Taught Thrillee

Loved this newest from J P Pomare, a great premise, exciting plot and gritty characters. I'm a big fan - you won't regret this one!

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very ordinary

I found this book really ordinary, the plot was stock standard, not bad, just unoriginal. Like a holiday read, perfectly fine as long as you arent looking to be too impressed. The plot hinged on police being really unresponsive to certain evidence and overall unconcerned for the protagonists safety, which I find a real stretch to believe. As well, the way the psychologist talked about people seemed too critical, condemning, and cliched, this also wasn't believable to me. The narrator was good.
Hard to believe others found this book thrilling.

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Great performance and story

Loved it. Performance and story are very good with a lot of twists. I recommend this book.

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good

good short story. narrator was great and kept me engaged. whould have liked it to continue a bit longer

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interesting but not amazing

struggled to get past the daughter being called July! didn't like the main character much.

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  • 05-03-2020

Utterly Compulsive! That Ending OMG

This definitely puts the 'psychological' in psychological thriller. Some great twists and a pacy story, I couldn't stop listening.

The strength of the story is it seems so normal, almost predictable but the deeper you get into it the more you realise something is not quite right...

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  • 06-03-2020

My jaw is still on the floor

The best twists you really don't see coming.

I found this a nice read until half way through, then boom a big twist.

Then I thought "no more twists" then I got another slap in the face. A great listen, but one you must listen to all the way through.

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  • Kathy Rice
  • 06-03-2020

I couldn't stop listening

This kept me glued to my phone listening. I figured it out early...or at least I thought I did.

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  • 06-03-2020

Predictable

But worth the listen for the last four minutes!

The ending will knock your socks off...it is black hearted and

HOLY COW----AWESOME!!

I half wonder if the author wasn't worried about being predictable so the ending would knock the socks off listeners.

Narration not the best, but not so bad I couldn't power thru.


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  • Diego
  • 06-03-2020

Breathless Psychological Thriller

Starts as a slow burn mystery and grows more intense as the plot moves along to a breakneck crescendo. Also love when the Audible Original offer is a full book.

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  • John
  • 15-03-2020

Misleading Plot Summary

Of course many readers were surprised by the ending. The plot summary says, in part, "That’s when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train. Suddenly, one tragedy leads to another leaving her, her family, and her patients in danger.'

Um, no, the remainder of the story did NOT follow from that. That actually came at the end. Totally misleading.

Other than that, the story was still completely unbelievable. Nobody would act like that over and over.

I understand why some female reviewers are annoyed with this male portrayal of the incompetent woman. Me, too.

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  • DSWrn
  • 06-03-2020

Enjoy this gem from March Originals 👍

Anyone who enjoys psychological thrillers and excellent, well-paced narration, will be pleased to have selected Tell Me Lies as one of March's Audible Originals.

Sometimes readers can find some real gems offered in the Originals section. This was one of the longer choices at just over six hours so listeners will find they have arrived at the end in no time. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-2020

Intense and Gripping

a very intense and gripping story that gets better and better with a big twist I've not seen before.

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  • Kelly
  • 07-03-2020

Omg the ending floored me!!!

I'm hard to please but have to say this was gripping right from the start. Yes, there were a few
very minor plot holes, but, it's pretty darned perfect thriller. And ...what a mind bender of a trip!
Wish all the thrillers were this good, this immersive, and shocking! Kudos to the author for completely gobsmacking me.

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  • 06-03-2020

Brilliant

A great sleight of hand thriller. Thought I knew exactly what was going to happen, boy was I wrong.

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  • Jenhen
  • 07-10-2021

Just brilliant!

Gripped by this from start to finish! Twists and turns all over the place. And great narration throughout.

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  • 02-10-2021

Brilliant 👏🏽 👏🏽 👏🏽

absolutely loved it from the first chapter. Very engaging, kept me wondering at every twist and turn. Narrator was excellent

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  • Lori
  • 15-09-2021

Enjoyed this story

This had a nice pace and kept me listening although I did work it out early in the story. I would listen to another by this author.

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  • Marion G.
  • 10-09-2021

Not at all bad - and free

Happy to have read this short novel while included in audible free listens - and it was worth a listen. If you enjoy a neat thriller then this will suit and I loved the unexpected ending. Most satisfactory so thanks audible.

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  • 17-09-2021

Very enjoyable

Very good book. A true thriller. I’ll look out for more of this authors work. Enjoyed the Australian accents

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  • gabby
  • 29-08-2021

Nothing new

Found nothing new in this story, heard it all before, just different character names

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-11-2021

It’s more of a 3.75 than a 4

It was a good plot, entertaining enough
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  • Country mo
  • 16-09-2021

Not bad, not great

Quite a good story line but also a little predictable, it was saved by the end though, I wouldn't rave about it but its worth a listen, especially as its included in the free listens

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  • Carole
  • 25-08-2021

A great read

This is a good book and the narrator is brilliant! Will be looking for more by JP Pomare

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  • Elizabeth Ainsworth
  • 30-11-2021

Enjoyable read

This isn’t what I expected but I thoroughly enjoyed it and it’s well worth a listen. Gripping at times and some nice twists.

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