Goodreads Synopsis:

Eva Hansen wakes in the hospital after being struck by lightning and discovers her mother, Kat, has been murdered. Eva was found unconscious down the street. She can’t remember what happened but the police are highly suspicious of her.

Determined to clear her name, Eva heads from Seattle to London—Kat’s former home—for answers. But as she unravels her mother’s carefully held secrets, Eva soon realizes that someone doesn’t want her to know the truth. And with violent memories beginning to emerge, Eva doesn’t know who to trust. Least of all herself.

Told in alternating perspectives from Eva’s search for answers and Kat’s mysterious past, Christina McDonald has crafted another “complex, emotionally intense” (Publishers Weekly) domestic thriller. Behind Every Lie explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, family trauma, and the danger behind long-held secrets

My Mini Thoughts

I really enjoyed reading The Night Olivia Fell last year, so when I saw the same author was coming out with a new book,  I knew I had to read it. The mother daughter relationship from the authors previous book came in to play with this one. Eva and Kat have a rocky relationship, but Eva is certain she didn’t kill her mother.  At least that’s what she thinks, being struck by lightning has left her with temporary amnesia. All the evidence points to Eva as the killer. Her DNA is on the murder weapon and the body. However, Kat’s body is not the only body found at the house that night.  Eva begins her own investigation to clear her name. To do that she needs to understand why her mother left London all those years ago.

The twists and turns in this book are crazy!  It doesn’t take much to figure out what happened in London especially when we start reading about what Kat’s life had been like.  There were a few twists at the end that I didn’t see coming. I was disgusted by one and thrilled about the other one.  

McDonald has done it again.  She has become an auto buy author for me! 

Grab your copy tomorrow, February 4th, 2020.  

Book Rating: 4/5

For the grand finale this would pair nicely with Penfolds Bin 9 Cabernet Sauvignon 2014.