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.
My Last Lie is an engaging story from Ella Drummond. The blurb and the cover caught my eye when I first saw this book mentioned and I couldn’t wait to start it.
We meet Pilar and Theo who are making a fresh start in Cornwall after suffering a devastating trauma from losing their baby. Pilar begins to make friends in the local community and sets up an art class at her home. For a while everything appears to be going perfect in their lives, they are living in their dream home, and they seem to be getting on with the rest of their lives. But someone is on the outskirts watching, waiting for their moment to strike and they are determined to make sure Pilar suffers for the secrets she is hiding.
I think what I enjoyed most about this book was Ella’s writing. It is engaging, and I grew interested in the lives of the characters on the page. Ella did keep me thinking that something dangerous was about to happen and I did feel on tenterhooks as I kept expecting something to happen to Pilar or Theo, especially when strange things start to occur in their home.
This is a story that does take time to build. It isn’t fast paced, but there is an edgy feeling to the plot which does create a sinister tone, and there are definitely some scenes that got my heart racing as I began to wonder what secrets were going to be revealed. And I have to say that Ella Drummond did turn the tension up a notch in the final chapters when we finally get to learn the truth about what happened in Ella’s past, which she managed to keep under wraps. There was a sinister ending which is making me wonder what is happening to the characters beyond the final page.
This is an engaging debut that will draw you into the lives of its characters. I will definitely be looking out for more from Ella Drummond.
Publisher: Hera Books
Publication date: 20th February 2019
Print length: 297 pages
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