Saturday, May 2, 2020

Random Things Tours - My Lies, Your Lies

TITLE: My Lies, Your Lies
AUTHOR: Susan Lewis
PUBLISHER: Harper Collins
PUBLISHING DATE: April 30, 2020


His life was destroyed by a lie.

Her life will be ruined by the truth. 

Joely tells other people’s secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she’s used to scandal – but this just might be her strangest assignment yet. 

Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she’s ready to set the record straight and to right a wrong that’s haunted her for forty years. 

Freda’s memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her teacher. It ends in a way Joely could never possibly have imagined. 

As the story unravels, Joely is spun deeper into a world of secrets and lies. Delving further into Freda’s past, Joely’s sure she can uncover the truth… But does she want to?

This was my first read from Lewis but honestly, once I picked it up, I found it hard to put down.  And even though I read it a few week's back, it remains fresh in my mind.

Joely has had her share of personal problems so when she gets a chance to take a job away from home, she jumps at it.  Freda Donahue, an established writer in her own right, wants to tell her own story this time around.  And she has chosen Joely to ghostwrite it for her.  Freda has led a colorful life and as a teen, fell in love with her music teacher.  However, was she the victim or the seductress?  Also, Freda has chosen Joely for a reason and finding out that reason kept me quickly turning the pages, eager to discover how everything falls together.

This book is told in alternating timelines which is a writing style I always seem to enjoy.  And Freda is truly an eccentric character and I never did quite decided if I liked her or not.  However, that didn't make it any less enjoyable to read about her.  There's also Holly, a teen who adds some comedic relief, and for a change, it's nice to have some witty teenage comments thrown in a fairly serious book.

If you like books with a larger-than-life character and enjoy unraveling family intrigue and drama, then I suggest you consider My Lies, Your Lies.  My only issue was that this was a fairly lengthy read and I think it could have been a tad shorter but hey, it just gave us more time to spend with some interesting people and mystery that keeps you guessing.


ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime, including the Sunday Times bestseller One Minute Later and her most recent novel Home Truths. Susan’s novels have sold nearly three million copies in the UK alone. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s.

Susan has previously worked as a secretary in news and current affairs before training as a production assistant working on light entertainment and drama. She’s had homes in Hollywood and the South of France, but now lives in Gloucestershire with husband James, two stepsons and dogs.


  1. Thank you so much for this blog tour support xx

  2. I have read one of her books before and I liked it but didn't love it. Of course, it was a book about someone dying from cancer and I was reading it in a chemo lab next to my mom who was battling the same type of cancer so it probably just hit too close to home. This sounds like something I would like.

  3. This sounds like an interesting one even if I am not a huge fan of alternating timelines. :)

  4. Ohhhh, this sounds amazing! Freda sounds larger than life and also like she has so many (unexpected) secrets to tell!