Today I am reviewing on its publication day The Eight Year Lie by J.M. Hewitt, published by Canelo.
I know they think I killed my husband. Because they think I’ve killed before.
Eight years ago, a girl I knew died. I try not to think too much about that time, about the person I used to be when that tragedy happened. It hurts too much. Besides, it’s so far in the past. Now, I have a beautiful home and a committed husband. I should be looking to the future.
But then one day, my husband is found dead in the home we built together. The police seem convinced that I had something to do with it – it’s always the wife, right? And it doesn’t help that the police thought I had something to do with that girl’s death, eight years ago, too.
When things seem like they can’t get any worse, I arrive home to find an unwelcome visitor on my doorstep. Even though we were best friends once, it takes a moment for me to recognise her. Because she doesn’t look like herself anymore. She looks like… me. She’s even wearing my favourite perfume.
I can’t help but wonder why she’s here so soon after my husband’s death. Coincidences happen. But in my bones, I know this isn’t that.
The Eight-Year Lie is a gripping thriller that will have you turning pages late into the night. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and K.L. Slater.
Being suspected of murder can make it tough for you to move on and have a happy life. But that is exactly what Jessica has managed to do over the last eight years. What does it mean for her now when there is another death, this time, her husband. Adding to the mystery, is the sudden reappearance of her former best friend who for some reason suddenly looks a lot like her…
My first read for 2022 and what a smashing start! You can always count on Hewitt giving her reader a thrilling tale and she has once again delivered with The Eight Year Lie. I flew through this one and devoured each glorious page, where I was taken down a wicked path of desire, revenge, toxic relationships and so many secrets! Told from the perspectives of its two female leads, both in the past and present, this is a very well written and riveting tale that will have you flicking the pages long into the night.
Thank you to J.M. Hewitt, Canelo and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Eight Year Lie, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
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Let Get to Know J.M. Hewitt
J.M. Hewitt is the author of five crime fiction novels. Her work has also been published in three short story anthologies.
Her books usually incorporate twentieth and twenty-first century events and far-flung locations, and her novels explore the darker side of human behaviour. In contrast to the sometimes dark content of her books, she lives a very nice life in a seaside town in Suffolk with her dog, Marley.