I Never Lie
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Is she the next victim? Or is she the culprit…?
Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging by a thread since a drunken on-air rant. When a series of murders occur within a couple of miles of her East London home she is given another chance to prove her skill and report the unfolding events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon she finds gaping holes in her memory, and wakes to find she’s done things she can’t recall. As the story she’s covering starts to creep into her own life, is Alex a danger only to herself – or to others?
This gripping psychological thriller is perfect for fans of Fiona Barton, B A Paris and Clare Mackintosh.
I Never Lie
Really somewhere in the 3.2 vicinity, this book was like an underbaked cake. There were tantalizingly developed characters on the margins of the plot (Mary, the Wilcoxes, Dutch, Audrey) but they all turned out to be red herrings. Even the lead character - Alex’s alcoholism - was underdeveloped as its origins were never explained and the reader was left to sprint along on her unexplained hamster wheel of desperation and self-righteousness. This stands in stark contrast to every other alcoholic in the book as the causes of their addictions are examined in some depth. Somewhat confusing. Alex herself never really takes shape beyond her disease, her career and her pathological avoidance of unpleasantness. None of these renders her particularly sympathetic or interesting. The mystery aspect of the book keeps you more engaged than the rest of the plot although the cover gives away the major plot twist, which was a decent one in spite of its somewhat contrived nature. I did enjoy the setting of the book and how genuine in general the lives of young professionals living in East London felt.