TBR Feature #64

Wednesday 26 July 2017

TBR Feature is the chance for me to, every Wednesday, pick one of my unread books and discuss it: why I picked it up, when I'll get round to reading it, if I'm still interested in it at all etc.

See How They Lie by Sue Wallman

You know those times when you tell yourself you won't buy any more books because you already own around a hundred unread books, but then you see something in a buy one get one half price deal and buy it anyway? Yeah. That's what happened here.

An innocent browse in Waterstones quickly turned into a purchase when I read the synopsis for this: a young adult thriller set at a wellness retreat out in the woods? Yes please. It sounds like it'll be thrilling and action-packed and it's quite short so I'm expecting to fly through it. But. And this is a big but: I am still a little hesitant about it, regardless of my excitement.

From the mention of Mae's father being the camp's psychologist, I'm expecting mental health to play a role. And I swear, if the bad guy is schizophrenic, otherwise psychotic, or any kind of illness is demonised in any way I will go off the handle. I will not tolerate the disgusting trope, and I also won't stand for a non-mentally ill person abusing and manipulating any characters who may be ill, but I'm really hoping that none of that will be an issue. This looks like it could be a fun, dark read, so please don't let me down.

Have you read See How They Lie?


  1. I found the flaw in your hypothesis: 'An *innocent browse* round Waterstones.' Caught you! You're a book blogger - there's no such thing as an innocent browse in a book shop! ;) Lol XD

    1. Very true - we book bloggers always have ulterior motives :P


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