Between the Lies 
By Michelle Adams


​​​Chloe Daniels was fortunate to survive a horrific car accident, but it wasn’t only her body that was battered.  Chloe couldn’t remember the events leading up to her crash, she didn't remember her family who was by her side at the hospital, and she couldn’t even remember who she was.

I always try to imagine myself in the character’s shoes.  What would I do if I found myself in a similar situation to Chloe?  Needless to say, it would be unnerving and terrifying to not remember anything about yourself.  Chloe had to put her complete trust in her family, who she didn’t even know anymore.  She depended on the information and memories that they were willing to share with her in order to try to piece together the fragments of her shattered life. 

Chloe had no other choice but to move back in with her parents and her sister.  Her father was a psychiatrist at the local hospital, and he was determined to help her regain her memories.  Oh, but there was something completely off about dear old dad.  He was manipulative, domineering, hostile, and his creep factor was at an all-time high.  It was obvious that he was the king of his castle, and the rest of the family members were to cower down to him.  The whole household was just rife with deception.  Call me suspicious, but I didn’t trust any of them…including Chloe.

This was a fast-paced story that kept me anxiously flipping the pages.  I was completely invested in Chloe’s story.  I was just as eager as she was to find out more about her past.  What was her life like before her accident?  What caused the accident?  Was Chloe really just an innocent victim? 

I have been reading a lot of thrillers over the past couple of months.  While it is a favorite genre of mine, the downside of reading too many books in the same genre is that sometimes they can become a bit predictable and cookie-cutter in their storylines.  The amnesia trope has been done before, but Michelle Adams has created her own spin on it, delivering an exciting story that kept me riveted to the pages.  I was only a few pages into the book when I knew that it was going to be an edge-of-your-seat type of reading experience.

The best part of a mystery/thriller is putting on your detective’s hat and trying to figure everything out before the truth is revealed.  I must admit that I did figure out a particular piece of the story, but there were plenty of other jaw-dropping moments that had me fooled.  Between the Lies was a solid thriller that I would recommend to any fans of the genre.  I have already added her other book to my to-be-read list.


*4.5 Stars

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