Book Review: Never Lie by Freida McFadden


Title: Never Lie

Author: Freida McFadden

Publication Date: September 19, 2022

Number of Pages: 336

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Amazon

Genre: Psychological Thriller, Suspense, Mystery


Newlyweds Tricia and Ethan are searching for the house of their dreams.

But when they visit the remote manor that once belonged to Dr. Adrienne Hale, a renowned psychiatrist who vanished without a trace four years earlier, a violent winter storm traps them at the estate… with no chance of escape until the blizzard comes to an end.

In search of a book to keep her entertained until the snow abates, Tricia happens upon a secret room. One that contains audio transcripts from every single patient Dr. Hale has ever interviewed. As Tricia listens to the cassette tapes, she learns about the terrifying chain of events leading up to Dr. Hale’s mysterious disappearance.

Tricia plays the tapes one by one, late into the night. With each one, another shocking piece of the puzzle falls into place, and Dr. Adrienne Hale’s web of lies slowly unravels.

And then Tricia reaches the final cassette.

The one that reveals the entire horrifying truth.

Personal Thoughts:

Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wow, what an intense ride it has been with this book! This is my first Freida McFadden book and I’m glad to say that it definitely won’t be my last. I intentionally read Never Lie first because so many people have recommended it to me and said that this is their favorite book of hers, and I’m happy that it did not disappoint!

In this book we follow newly-weds Tricia and Ethan as they look for the perfect home to live in and their real estate agent had sent them information that there’s a new listing in Westchester County — Ethan and Tricia are excited to see what it looks like, so they decided to pay it a visit. On the way, the snow began to pour and as they reached the manor, they have come to realize that there’s a blizzard and they might be stuck in the house for the night. Then things started getting interesting when Tricia finds a secret room that contains audio transcripts from every single patient the previous owner of the manor, Dr. Adrienne Hale, has ever interviewed.

Never Lie is a psychological thriller that will surely keep you guessing up until the very end. It is also told in different POVs, which I love in books. I adored the writing-style because it’s very easy to read and unputdownable — the kind that will put you at the edge of your seat throughout the night. The story is one of a kind and very twisted, if you ask me. I highly recommend this, especially if you’re a thriller fan!


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