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To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

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To tell you the truth . . . everybody lies.

Lucy Harper’s talent for writing bestselling novels has given her fame, fortune and millions of fans. It’s also given her Dan, her needy, jealous husband whose own writing career has gone precisely nowhere.

Now Dan has vanished. But this isn’t the first time that someone has disappeared from Lucy’s life. Three decades ago, her little brother Teddy also went missing and was never found. Lucy, the only witness, helplessly spun fantasy after fantasy about Teddy’s disappearance, to the detectives’ fury and her parents’ despair. That was the start of her ability to tell a story—a talent she has profited from greatly.

But now Lucy’s a grown woman who can’t hide behind fiction any longer. The world is watching, and her whole life is under intense scrutiny. A life full of stories, some more believable than others. Could she have hurt Teddy? Did she kill Dan? Finally, now, Lucy Harper’s going to tell the truth.

Cross her heart.

And hope to die.

 

Condition: New

Hardcover, Published September 22, 2020 by William Morrow

ISBN: 9780062875587

 

 

3 reviews for To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan

  1. KC

    I really didn’t like this one very much. I found it boring, weird, and confusing. There are so many other amazing books out there I would tell you to try instead.

  2. Chandra (verified owner)

    Y’all….. I have such a love/hate relationship with Macmillan’s books. Yet, somehow…. I just can’t NOT read her books either. I was looking at my past reviews and found that I wrote this for THE NANNY and it expresses pretty much how I feel about TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH:

    “Gilly Macmillan is the author who writes these suspenseful slow burn novels that I always, absolutely, MUST read. I’m always entranced with the story line… and then I get to the end. Every time I end a book of hers, I think, ‘Huh, well that was a good story’, close the book and that’s about it. I’m not fully satisfied. I’m not wowed. But I’m ALWAYS asking questions.”

    What I loved about this book was the moderate pacing from beginning to end and the uncertainty of what was going on with Lucy throughout the read. Several things are going on and we need some answers! (But can we also talk about what a colossal dick Dan is?) Lucy’s main protagonist in her highly successful novels is basically her imaginary friend that has seeped into her adult life that she sees and hears everywhere. She also takes over when Lucy gets flustered. This part was probably my absolute favorite part of the story – how Macmillan sewed them together and had my mind churning. There’s a backstory that includes a missing little brother and now the present day with her missing husband (the dick, Dan, I mentioned earlier). I legit was at a loss at whether Lucy was just plain insane or if everyone was actually out to get her. You’ll have to read this to find out which is which. 😉 However, we get to the end and I’m left with my shoulders slumped. So that was THAT? And then we never… and she… goodness. Yeah, nope.

    I’m definitely in the unpopular opinion side of things with this read so please pick this up if you were intending to. Macmillan is an extremely talented writer and I know I’ll continue to pick up her books because while the endings might not quite do it for me, I’m still fascinated for the duration.
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  3. Gillian

    Lucy Harper, bestselling crime fiction author, has just put the finishing touches to her latest novel in the Eliza Grey detective series. Experienced in tragedy, Lucy has come to live, sleep and breathe her protagonist, so much so that she carries her with her daily, her voice a continual presence that at times transforms itself to the physical. Husband Dan is Lucy’s biggest supporter. A would-be author himself, Dan is the constant that keeps the wheels of life churning whilst Lucy writes, but takes a decision which significantly oversteps the mark, one which will force Lucy down a path she has avoided since childhood and has the potential to uncover some truths which are better left buried.

    My first Gilly Macmillan read and what a whirlwind! I finished this in a single sitting, the punchy short chapters, interspersed at times with a telling of Lucy’s backstory, grabbing my interest from the get-go. The first few pages gave me a real Misery vibe and I thought I immediately knew the story’s path, but I was quickly proven wrong which became a common occurrence as the book progressed.

    In the shoes of Lucy, I particularly enjoyed the titbits revealed about the writing process and the research novelists must undertake to ensure authenticity. It’s difficult to say whether I liked Lucy – her personality is so multi-faceted I’m not sure I fully established who the true Lucy Harper is. I can say that I disliked her husband Dan from the beginning, a feeling that became cemented within the first few chapters. An easy read, I found myself fully absorbed from start to finish, wanting more as I reached the finale and theorising how a potential sequel may emerge.

    Extremely happy to have discovered Gilly Macmillan’s talent and highly recommend this offering to anyone looking for their next reading fix. Five stars from me and I hope you enjoy too!

    As a Thriller Book Lover Reviewer, I receive a small
    compensation for the time it takes me to provide my honest reviews on the Thriller Book Lover website. Although I receive compensation for this role, my
    reviews are my 100% honest opinion. My ratings have not been influenced in any way by the compensation that I receive. The book review I have provided here is the same rating I would provide if I were to rate it on other book reviewing sites.

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