So We Lie by Willow Rose
What do we do when the truth hurts too much?
Fresh out of the national academy - mother of two - FBI profiler Eva Rae Thomas is in over her head on her first assignment in multi-million-copy bestselling author Willow Rose’s breath-taking mystery.
When the mother of two, Arlene Wood, crashes her car against a tree at four in the morning, the case seems pretty straightforward.
But evidence found in the remains of the car soon raises the question of whether this was really an accident.
Shortly after, her husband is taken in and later convicted of having murdered his wife.
But many questions remain unanswered.
Why was Arlene driving in the middle of the night?
Why did she leave the house, her husband, and her sleeping children, get into her car, and drive away?
Was she meeting someone?
Six years later, Special Agent Eva Rae Thomas is new on the job when she stumbles upon something that suddenly blows this case wide open.
But can she persuade anyone to reopen the case even when the husband has admitted that he is guilty?
And will she be able to do it in time before this killer strikes again?
This mystery novel is the prequel to the #1 bestselling Eva Rae Thomas Mystery Series.
The Eva Rae Thomas Mystery series has more than 15,000 five-star reviews on Goodreads!
About the Author
Willow Rose is a multi-million-copy best-selling Author and an Amazon ALL-star Author of more than 80 novels.
Several of her books have reached the top 10 of ALL books in the Amazon store in the US, UK, and Canada.
She has sold more than six million books that are translated into many languages.
Willow's books are fast-paced, nail-biting pageturners with twists you won't see coming.
In the prologue we are introduced to Mindy and Tuck, the drunk couple who were involved in the collision that killed Arlene Woods and in the back of my mind, I couldn’t work out how this was ever treated as a murder as Arlene had been killed when she collided with a tree but it’s certainly clear that there is more to this than meets the eye.
There are a lot of characters introduced from the outset and I found it difficult to place the timeline and how it all fitted together but once I got into the flow, I was hooked and the suspense is pretty tremendous throughout.
Six years have passed and Eva Rae Thomas has decided that in her new role as an FBI profiler, she wants to take on the case of the murder of Arlene Woods having studied it when she was in training. It’s fair to say that the case has stuck in her thoughts since that time and she can’t shake it off as she is utterly convinced that Arlene’s killer, the man who was convicted of her murder, is innocent as he does not fit the profile.
It is a truly exceptionally well written thriller.
Eva Rae Thomas is a gloriously rich character. She has been working hard to get the job of a profiler in a field that she feels a little overwhelmed in, but she has a stamina and conviction second to none and is determined to take on this case even if it puts pressure on her marriage and the fact that she’s not around very much for her two daughters. Let’s face it, as mothers in the 21st century, we all have an element of the guilt of wanting a career as well as to be a good mother to our children.
The way the Author releases the information about how this came to be a murder case is executed brilliantly, with Eva Rae pitching to the most frightening woman in her office, something that is made clear to her she shouldn’t have done makes it all the more authentic and believable.
Mindy ad Tuck are a couple of colourful characters. Now separated, Mindy very much wants to go to the police and tell them what happened that night.
The novel has got a sense of Dan Brown about it, not by the content of the story but purely because the Author lays a hook at the end of each chapter that leaves you in suspense and it became one of those books that I stayed up late into the night to read ‘just one more chapter.’
The reality was that I couldn’t put this book down.
The authentic writing style is fast paced and totally page turning stuff. The ending felt as though I was full of suspense, most definitely keeping me on my toes.
Release date – 31st October 2021:-
Date of review: 24.11.21