My Lies, Your Lies: A Novel Audiobook Summary
Joely tells other people’s secrets for a living. As a ghost writer, she’s used to scandal – but this just might be her strangest assignment yet. Freda has never told her story to anyone before. But now she’s ready to set the record straight and right a wrong that’s haunted her for forty years.
Freda’s memoir begins with a 15-year-old girl falling madly in love with her male teacher. As Joely sets out to write this troubling love story, she is spun into a world of secrets and lies she could never have imagined, causing her to question everything she thought she knew about her own family.
Delving further into Freda’s past, Joely’s sure she can uncover the truth—but at what cost?
Breathlessly intriguing from the first page to the last, My Lies, Your Lies is a gripping novel that intertwines the tumultuous past of one mysterious woman to the present of another with a harrowing, unexpected twist.
For readers of Lisa Jewell, Diane Chamberlain, and Jodi Picoult comes another gripping novel from internationally bestselling author Susan Lewis, about an eccentric old woman, the ghost-writer helping write her memoirs, and the destructive secrets binding them together.
Ghost-writer Joely Foster has been asked to write the memoir of an eccentric old lady with a troubling past. Relieved to have a break from her own marital difficulties, Joely escapes to the woman’s isolated house, where she gets to work writing about a pivotal event in Freda Donahoe’s life. On its surface, the story is of a fifteen-year-old girl being groomed at school by her teacher. But Freda is determined to set the record straight by showing that the girl was complicit in the seduction, and had only called the police when she was spurned. But that’s just half the story…
Joely delves into her work, learning more about the events that happened all those years ago. She is soon surprised to discover that the truth lies much closer to home and is bizarrely connected to her. How can Freda’s past be linked to Joely? Could the teacher be someone near to her?
As the story of Freda’s past unravels, it spins Joely into a dangerous world of secrets and lies she could never have imagined, causing her to question everything she thought she knew about her family.
Breathlessly intriguing from the first page to the last, My Lies, Your Lies is an unforgettable novel that intertwines the fascinating past of one mysterious woman to the present of another woman with a harrowing, unexpected twist.
My Lies, Your Lies: A Novel Reviews
“A compelling, timely mystery.” (Lisa Ballantyne, Edgar Award-nominated author of The Guilty One)
“Susan Lewis has a gift for telling warm family stories that also take you by surprise. One Minute Later will make you savor every second.” (Jane Corry, bestselling author of My Husband’s Wife)
“Loved it and was totally gripped. Susan Lewis writes with the most brilliant sense of place that I was there imagining each location vividly” (Fionnuala Kearney, author of The Book of Love)
“My Lies, Your Lies has gone straight to the top of my favorite Susan Lewis reads. Full of drama, intrigue with so many twists and turns, I promise you’ll be surprised and captivated right to the end.” (Carmel Harrington, bestselling author of A Thousand Roads Home)
“Rich, seamless and masterful storytelling with so many ‘oh my god’ twisty moments… Absolute genius. I was totally gripped.” (Rebecca Thornton, author of The Fallout)
“A master storyteller.”
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Lewis was educated at The Red Maids’ School in Bristol, England. After several temporary secretarial jobs she worked at the television network HTV in Bristol, then moved to London to join Thames Television to work in news, current affairs, light entertainment and drama. She knocked on the Controller’s door to ask what it takes to be a success. He told her: “Oh, go away and write something”. Her first novel, A Class Apart was published in 1988. She has since published a further 27 novels.
Three years after her first book was published Lewis moved to France., followed by a move to California in 1996, then to the French Riviera in 2004. During this time she met her partner, James. She returned to Gloucestershire in the UK in 2010.