New beginnings. Old secrets.
Theo and Pilar. The perfect couple.
Successful, beautiful and very much in love.
Until a year ago – and the tragedy that nearly tore them apart.
When their baby died, a part of them died with him.
Now they’re trying to rebuild themselves, moving to a stunning house in rural Cornwall.
But someone knows all their secrets – and will stop at nothing to disturb their fragile peace.
Theo and Pilar are about to learn that you can try to hide – but you can never outrun your past.
A unputdownable, gripping psychological thriller that will hook you until the final shocking twist. Fans of The Girl on the Train, Behind Closed Doors and The Wife Between Us will be captivated.
I would like to thank the author, publisher and blog tour organiser for the ARC of this novel in return for a honest review.
There are many things that I liked about The Last Lie by Ella Drummond, with the character of Pilar being at the top of my list. She was fascinating and multi layered. She has suffered loss and overwhelming grief, but she is determined to rebuild her life with husband Theo. It’s hard to explain why she is such a absorbing character to read about, without ruining the story, but she is certainly not your typical protagonist, the saying the past will come back to bite you on the arse, should have been coined for this character! Don’t get me wrong, Pilar is brave and resourceful, showing once again, that most fictional characters are braver than me, if there was a creepy cellar in my house, I’d be out of there and in a nice comfy Premier Inn.
The other great thing about this story, is the way it gripped me as a reader. I spent hours absorbed in the tale and really wanted to find out why these two young professionals had chosen to move from the life they had known in London to begin again in Cornwall. It’s exciting and full of tension, yet is also an easy and enjoyable read, because the writing and story flow effortlessly. Not overly convoluted, but has enough thrilling moments, that the world outside the book just seems to disappear for a while. Each of the characters are complex enough to be the perfect for a psychological thriller. This medium combines the best elements of a mystery and traditional thriller and so the protagonist at least needs to have secrets they fear will destroy them and Pilar does and it makes her and the story compulsive reading. You want the characters to suffer a bit, okay a lot, have near death experiences, but always have the hope of survival against the odds. Well Ella Drummond gives us all off this and more than once made me let out a little shriek.
It’s a very enjoyable thriller and I look forward to what this author writes next.
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About the author
Ella Drummond recently signed a two-book deal with Hera Books. Her first psychological thriller, My Last Lie will be published in February 2019 and is available for pre-order now.