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Christina McDonald's follow up to The Night Olivia Fell is a different kind of thriller. Behind Every Lie explores a mother-daughter relationship with a twist. The story is told in two timelines: Kat, the mother when she was living in London; and Eva, the daughter, living in Seattle where she was struck by lightning the night her mother was murdered -- and she can't remember what happened that night. I felt that the twists were too far-fetched to be believable. The writing was gripping and fast paced - I kept turning the pages because I needed to know what happened. One thing that was missing was the emotional story McDonald had in The Night Olivia Fell. I was not emotionally connected to the characters. Overall, an enjoyable thriller, but definitely unrealistic in my opinion.