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  • Written by: Gilly Macmillan
  • Narrated by: Emma Fryer
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • 4.6 out of 5 stars (21 ratings)

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To Tell You the Truth

Written by: Gilly Macmillan
Narrated by: Emma Fryer
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Publisher's Summary

The acclaimed author of The Nanny, I Know, You Know, and Odd Child Out—"a writer to watch" (Publishers Weekly)—returns with another serpentine thriller that is a potent blend of atmosphere, tarnished memories, mystery, and twisty secrets from the past.

Bestselling mystery writer Lucy Harper's talent for invention has given her fame, fortune, and an army of adoring readers. It has also saddled her with dependents, namely her fawning husband Dan.

When Dan suddenly goes missing, his disappearance evokes dark memories that take Lucy back more than thirty years—to the day her brother vanished without a trace. That's when Lucy began conjuring stories. The police investigation revealed few confirmed details, so she created tales to fill in the gaps, to explain what happened that day her brother disappeared—and young Lucy was the only witness.

Now decades later, with the whole world watching, Lucy's past and present are colliding, and this bestselling author skilled in telling stories is losing control of her own narrative. 

Where is Dan? What happened to Lucy's brother? And is the brilliant mystery writer—an expert in devising red herrings and hidden clues—revealing all she knows about both disappearances?

With twists and turns, Gilly Macmillan reveals the answers in this clever and compulsively readable mystery sure to thrill fans of Liv Constantine and Shari LaPena.

©2020 Gilly Macmillan (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers

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  • 2023-03-14

Great book

Suspenseful exciting and twisty
Great book
I would read again and recommend it as well

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wonderfully realistic

The characters are all well rounded and I enjoyed that, through word choice and description, you know how others are responding to the main character without being in their heads. I love the ending, it's no fairy tale. But just as in life, you don't always get all the answers.

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