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The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe

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All Kate wanted was a peaceful life.

All Ryan wanted to do was destroy it.

Living in the remote Scottish Highlands under Witness Protection, life is finally happy for Kate Ward and her young son Joe, until someone from Kate’s past appears. Ryan Albright is the only person that knows all of Kate’s secrets, and what she had to do to escape her previous abusive relationship. Ryan is determined to complete the mission set for him by Kate’s ex-husband. Systematically and violently, he pulls Kate’s new world apart with devasting consequences for everyone around him, including Kate who must face up to the lie she told.


Welcome to my stop on The Lie She Told by Catherine Yaffe and hosted by Rachel’s Random Resources. 

I’m a big fan of strong female characters, but Kate does not measure up.  She is selfish and clueless which left a bad taste in my mouth considering she was married to a narcissistic abuser who was friends with her current love interest. As the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

The supporting characters are what made the story for me. Kate’s friend and cafe owner, Jack, would do anything for Kate and Kate’s son, Joe. Jack’s persistence to find the truth about Ryan is the mark of a true friend. Kate’s sister, Fiona, is also a good addition and seems to carry the common sense in the family. Ryan, the antagonist, is an evil and manipulative man who has no compassion or conscience and gets what he deserves.

The mystery and suspense are enthralling and the story builds to a predictable, but effective ending revealing long-held secrets and giving Kate a new outlook on life.

If you like fast-paced psychological thrillers with an unsettling plotline and believable characters, give this debut novel a try.

Thank you to Ms. Yaffe for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.



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Catherine YaffeCatherine Yaffe is a former freelance journalist, magazine editor and digital marketing agency owner. Catherine has previously written non-fiction books on Digital Marketing before following her passion for writing crime novels full time.

The Lie She Told is the first in a series of books that challenge the status quo of relationships and makes the reader question how well you know those around you.

Catherine lives in West Yorkshire with her husband Mark and their 2 cats Jenson & Button (she’s also a F1 fan!)

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