‘It seemed simple at first - folding one lie over the next. She had become expert at feathering over the cracks to ensure her life appeared the same. But inside, it didn’t feel fixed.’
It happened the day of the Moon Festival. It could have been left behind, they all could have moved on with their lives. But secrets have a habit of rising to the surface, especially in small towns.
Two couples, four ironclad friendships, the perfect coastal holiday town. With salt-stung houses perched like lifeguards overlooking the shore, Lago Point is the scene of postcards, not crime scenes. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught in their own tangled webs of deceit.
When the truth washes in to their beachside community, so do the judgements: victim, or vigilante, who will forgive, who will betray? Not all relationships survive. Nor do all residents.
What an intriguing read!!! Brilliant.
Just finished Kylie’s new book ‘One of Us’ and absolutely loved it - so I’ve gone back to some of her earlier stuff. ‘The Day the Lies Began’ is also a great read. The character development is a bit slow at the start, but it’s worth the wait to really get to know them as the plot unfolds and complexity of the relationships is revealed. The pace really takes off in the second half of this novel, tension building and building to the final act. Loved the Australian setting and narration too - but I may have a touch of bias:)