Everything Is Lies – Helen Callaghan

5 Stars

Everything Is LiesBlurb: ‘Sophia’s parents lead quiet, unremarkable lives. At least that is what she’s always believed.

Until the day she arrives at her childhood home to find a house ringing with silence. Her mother is hanging from a tree. Her father is lying in a pool of his own blood, near to death.

The police are convinced it is an attempted murder-suicide. But Sophia is sure that the woman who brought her up isn’t a killer. As her father is too ill to talk it is up to Sophia to clear her mother’s name. And to do this she needs to delve deep into her family’s past – a past full of dark secrets she never suspected were there . . .’


This book kept me guessing until the very end! From the moment I picked it up, I couldn’t put it down!

The book starts with Sophia (an architect in London) at a work party, where she receives a frantic call from her ‘always worrying, always over bearing Mum’ asking her to come home. Up she can’t as she’s over the limit. So, she drives home the next day…. But by then it’s too late. She finds her Mum hanging from a tree while her Dad is lying unconscious fighting for his life after suffering multiple stab wounds.

Everyone thinks it was a murder suicide gone wrong but Sophia doesn’t buy it. She finds out that her parents had been the victims of countless burglaries in the last couple of months. She also discovers a letter from a publisher addressed to her Mum. Her Mum had finally written a book after dreaming of doing it for years and it was due to get published…… so why would she kill herself when she was so close to achieving one of her dreams? Sophia believes that the answer to her Mum’s death lies within the journals that her Mum had used to write her book…. so, she starts reading them and finds out so much more than what she bargained for…

This book is full of deceit, manipulation and suspense. Helen Callaghan keeps the twists coming throughout the whole book, which meant I was on the edge of my seat the entire time.


I received an ARC of this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
‘Everything Is Lies’ is due to be released on the 22nd February! Please click here to grab a copy!

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