Review: Silent Lies by Kathryn Croft


Psychological Thriller
Pub date: 
October 25th 2017
Buy:  Amazon
Rating: 3.5 stars


‘Your husband didn’t kill himself.’
Five years rebuilding your life. Five words will destroy it again.

Mia Hamilton lived the perfect life with her husband, university teacher Zach, and their two-year-old daughter, Freya. But everything changed when Zach committed suicide on the same night one of his students, Josie Carpenter, vanished.

Five years later, and Josie is still missing but Mia has finally found some happiness with new boyfriend Will.

Until one day when stranger Alison walks into her life and tells Mia that her husband didn’t kill himself.

Desperate to find out what really happened to Zach, Mia is forced to put her trust in Alison. But she soon discovers that Alison has her own agenda behind exposing the details of Zach’s death. Can Mia really believe anything Alison says?

Mia must decide how far she is willing to go to uncover the truth – even if she risks losing everything she loves.


Kathryn Croft has weaved another suspenseful thriller.

The dual narrative of this story is really interesting, told in a past/present fashion from alternating perspectives. It is full of unreliable characters who will keep you guessing until the end.

I have to admit, I didn’t see the conclusion coming – I was definitely surprised by the resolution. This would have been a 4 star read for me had I not been left with so many unanswered questions (a reading pet peeve of mine.) I would like to sit down with a few of the characters and ask them some questions.

I thought this was a strong psychological thriller but was slightly let down by the conclusion. I enjoyed Croft’s previous book and will definitely be reading her upcoming works as well.

Thank you to Netgalley, Kathryn Croft and Bookouture for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.


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