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Never Lie: An addictive psychological thriller
by Freida McFadden

Published: 2022-09-15T00:0
Paperback : 336 pages
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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 estateâ?¦ with ...

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Introduction

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 estateâ?¦ 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. Haleâ??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 Haleâ??s web of lies slowly unravels.

And then Tricia reaches the final cassette.

The one that reveals the entire horrifying truth.

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**SPOILER ALERT!** - Questions from the authors website

1. Were you surprised somebody was hiding out in the house? Who did you think was going to be? Who do you suspect rehung Adrienne's portrait? Why might they do that?

2. Never Lie relies on Tricia and Ethan being snowed in by the blizzard. Can you think of any other situations that could have isolated them in a similar way? How much did the snow storm and the cold add to the atmosphere for you when reading?

3. The use of the patient session tapes adds a 'found footage' element. Did knowing these were tape recordings of patient sessions add a different dimension to the novel to say finding a diary? Did you spot any clues in the choice of tapes that Tricia chose to listen to?

4. There's a strong misdirection pointing to Ethan being EJ. Did you have any other suspicions (right or wrong) as to the identities of the other patients on the tapes?

5. Early on it seems to be setting up a classic isolated creepy house mystery, were you surprised by the development into a darker history of murders thriller?

6. Were you surprised when it was revealed that Adrienne was dead and had been killed years earlier?

7. Tricia has a very strong ulterior motive, revealed with one of the biggest twists. How did you feel having your perception of the main character twisted from her presenting herself as a nervous wife to finding out she's a multiple killer? Was there anything in Tricia's character or behavior early on that made you suspect her true motives? Did you like Tricia in the beginning? Did you still like her as a character once the truth is uncovered?

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