Why Did You Lie?

Why Did You Lie?

Book - 2016
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A journalist on the track of an old case attempts suicide. An ordinary couple return from a house swap in the States to find their home in disarray and their guests seemingly missing. Four strangers struggle to find shelter on a windswept spike of rock in the middle of a raging sea. They have one thing in common: they all lied. And someone is determined to punish them.
Publisher: London :, Hodder & Stoughton,, 2016
ISBN: 9781473605039
Branch Call Number: F YRS
Characteristics: 394 pages ; 24 cm

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htliang
Jul 30, 2018

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir is one of my favorite authors. Her stories are incredibly suspenseful, creepy, and atmospheric. "Why Did You Lie?" was no exception. There are a few narratives going on at the same time: four people are dispatched to an isolated, windswept rock off the coast of Iceland to perform maintenance on a lighthouse, a family returns home from a house-swap to find their American guests have disappeared in an unusual way, and a policewoman tries to find out why her husband attempted suicide.
I was absolutely glued to this book until I reached the end. At that point, without giving anything away, I was gobsmacked by the ending. Not at all the way I wanted such a great story to end...and my rating went from 5 stars to 4.

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GrandCru
Jul 08, 2017

good, but............. the writing style in last two chapters decreased a couple of notches.

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RhondaGail
Dec 07, 2016

Another outstanding book by Yrsa.
Cliff-hanger ending! Left me wanting more!

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