I Know You Lied: An absolutely addictive and shocking psychological thriller

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‘I couldn't put this book down for a second, I completed this book within 3 hours… such a great story and loved all the twists turns and suspense which kept me gripped to the very end. I loved it so much’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.


When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?

Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?

If you loved The Silent Patient, The Secret Mother, and The Wife Between Us, then this addictive thriller about dark family secrets and obsession will have you on the edge of your seat.

Readers are loving I Know You Lied:

‘Wow oh wow, what an amazing thriller. This one has you holding your breath the whole time, thrilling, chilling and hard to put down. Had me on a rollercoaster of a ride and I didn't want it to stop.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

My heart was beating so fast!... Every page, every chapter was a page turner… It was just perfect!… What a Rollercoaster!... Like OMG!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘[An] absolutely fantastic read I have devoured this book in just one sitting.’ Little Miss Book Lover 87, 5 stars


What an absolute corker of a thriller! I was blown away Jammed to the rafters with twists, turns, betrayal, family lies, jealousy, deception, manipulation and pure evil!... I was completely gripped from start to finish.’ Bookreviewercakemaker, 5 stars

Had me captivated since the first page… [It keeps] you guessing with surprise after surprise… one of my top read books this year.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


‘[I was] glued to the pages I loved this book!B for Bookreview, 5 stars


I couldn't put this book down for a second… such a great story… loved all the twists turns and suspense which kept me gripped to the very end so amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars


A well-written, twisty novel. Another fantastic and compelling thriller by Sanderson.’ The Bandwagon, 5 stars

An excellent mysterykept me glued to the pages. I can’t recommend the book enough!’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars

‘What an intriguing story this is!… Loved it!’ Rona Halsall, 5 stars

I screamed, cried, jumped for joy… This book had tons going for it, what a great thriller!’ Goodreads reviewer

A thrilling story with twists and turns, and a variety of intriguing characters, I couldn't stop reading.’ Goodreads reviewer


Packed with mystery, secrets and liesUnpredictable and thrilling. Captivating and compelling.’ Charlenejess Blog


Brilliant... A fast paced read with plenty of twists and turns which kept me on the edge of my seat throughout.’ Goodreads reviewer


I was completely captivated from very start to finishThe book has it all – twists and turns, lies and betrayal, manipulation and obsession.’ Goodreads reviewer

When I pick up a book by Ms Sanderson, I know that I will not be able to put it down… This is another gripping read.’ Goodreads reviewer

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43 reviews
Rabilatul Adawiyah Zakaria
June 23, 2020
I always draw to family drama because a part of me wanting to find a way out in a solution that I couldn't think of my own. It makes me realize that the characters are teaching me something valuable -the do and don't, always take note of the consequences of my actions towards others. As once things are done, there's no away we can amend it and discard the matter. And you'll always live with the regrets all your life. Until it breaks you to pieces. What the book taught me is to never let anger blinds you. And also we should keep it in mind that no children are entitled to their parent's past mistakes. From unable to face the music, awful conduct was made that only invite more destruction thinking that revenge is the way to make themself feel better. Despite being less of a thriller and I manage to crack the code really early, still, I enjoy finding out the source of every lies. It's really such a sorrowful novel in finding the truth of your family roots that going to make you eager.
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Marnie Harrison
June 23, 2020
Do you believe everything that you’re told? If you answered yes, then that might change at the end of this book. Lesley has done an incredible job at crafting a story that will have you questioning everything! A family saga, that at the helm, is the matriarch, sitting high on her throne, who has been hiding one life changing secret. I was instantly invested in this book from the first paragraph of the blurb. From that alone, I knew that Lesley was onto a winner with this storyline and I could not have been more right! As I began to read, the rest of the world fell away as the story of this family saga, vividly came to life in my mind. I immediately connected with Nell and was on the journey with her in her quest for the truth. My heart went out to her and through Lesley’s writing, I felt every emotion that Nell did, as each shocking revelation was revealed. Nell’s mother Sarah was also a standout, who broke my heart into a thousand pieces with what she is put through. Lillian, Nell’s grandmother, is the puppet master who pulls the strings and although extremely unlikeable, she has been perfectly written. The structure of the book alternates from the past and present which I always enjoy and is where the reader is given insight into Sarah, her relationship with Lillian and the events which lead to the ultimate betrayal. I also found it really interesting how Lesley dropped little hints along the way, which had the reader always a step ahead in the story. A risky move, to still keep the reader engaged but one that really works with this story and does not hinder the enjoyment of it in any way. I Know You Lied is an emotionally charged gripping read that will captivate you from start to finish. Lesley’s skill as an author continues to grow and she has outdone herself with this book. It was an absolute pleasure to read and review I Know You Lied which I highly recommend. Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Lesley Sanderson for allowing me to read an advanced copy of I Know You Lied which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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DJ Sakata
June 25, 2020
I was riveted, chilled, and itching with curiosity about this maddeningly paced, tautly written, and brilliantly plotted tale. I tumbled right into the writing and even though I knew the villain was vile from the get-go, I just didn’t realize how truly evil she was. Lesley Sanderson is one twisted sister and turned out a shrewd and cunningly penned story that held me captive and tethered to my Kindle while impatient with any fool who dared to distract me from solving this tragic mystery and peeling back all the secrets. I was deeply invested and admittedly, near rabid in my need to know. There was sleight of hand, decades of lies, misdirections, and well-buried clues. It was divine.
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