Memory is Fragile

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Behind Every Lie by Christina McDonald was one of the best psychological thrillers of 2020! I also really enjoyed her first novel, The Night Olivia Fell, but this one cemented her a place as one of the leaders in the suspense/thriller genre! I can’t wait to read her upcoming novel, Do No Harm. Can you imagine waking up in the hospital and having no memory of what happened to you the night before? When Eva wakes up she has no memory of how she got to the hospital. They tell her she was struck by lightning. They also tell her the horrible news that her mother has been murdered. Although she can't remember what happened she knows the police are suspicious of her because she was found near the murder scene. The plot is fast paced with lots of twists as Eva tries to find a way to remember and solve her mother's murder. What is she forgetting? Who can she trust? What links is she wiling to go to uncover the truth - even if the truth changes everything she thinks she knows about herself and her family? The book explores the complicated nature of mother-daughter relationships, the nature of trauma, and how memories can be triggered. Highly recommend!