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A Place To Lie by Rebecca Griffiths
About The Book
In a dark, dark wood
In Summer 1990, Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their great aunt, Dora, to spend their holidays in a sunlit village near the Forest of Dean. The countryside is a welcome change from the trauma they know back home in the city; a chance to make the world a joyful playground again. But in the shadowy
woods at the edge of the forest hide secrets that will bring their innocence to a distressing end and make this a summer they will never forget.
There was a dark, dark house
Years later, a shocking act of violence sends Joanna back to Witchwood. In her great aunt’s lonely and dilapidating cottage, she will attempt to unearth the secrets of that terrifying summer and come to terms with the haunting effects it has left on her life. But in her quest to find answers, who can she trust? And will she be able to survive the impending danger from those trying to bury the truth?
This had been a slow paced story full of dark secrets and lies, this is a book to read slowly and to remember how dangerous lies are!
A Place To Lie is the story of Caroline and Joanna, these two sisters had been estranged for the last ten years but now it’s too late to repair things between them. Joanna will want to rediscover her sister life in the past ten years but I can assure you that she will not like what she will discover!
The book is told between the past and the present, how Joanna tries to cope with her sister’s death and the memories of the dark summer in Witchwood.
The memories in Witchood are full of characters and curious situations that make you wonder if there’s someone there that is not hiding something!
As you can imagine something dark happened but no one was ever arrested, not because there was no suspects but because there were so many lies told and secrets hidden that the truth was impossible to come out.
This is a story to make us remember that any small act can have dangerous consequences, even if we don’t want to cause any problems with them. Caroline’s present is full of guilt of something she did when she was 13 years old, but let’s be honest, she was too young to know what she was really doing and the adults near her should had told the truth. She felt the guilt growing inside of her all her life and someone used it to harm her, she was not innocent but the police should had investigated deeper and discover the truth before.
I really liked the second part of the book, maybe because I already knew all the characters and the story was more fluid, but I enjoyed every page. In the beginning it was a little slow and there was so much information that I was overwhelmed!
This is a story to treat with care and respect, brave and thoughtful, so many “white” lies we tell that are more dangerous that we thought. A Place To Lie is for each of us that has lied and regrets it!
About The Author
Rebecca Griffiths grew up in rural mid-Wales and went on to gain a first class honours degree in English Literature. After a successful business career in London, Dublin and Scotland, she returned to mid-Wales where she now lives with her husband, a prolific artist, their three vampiric cats as black as night, and pet sheep the size of sofas.