The Family Lie by Jake Cross – Book Review



You whispered goodnight to your daughter. You didn’t know that would be your last goodbye.

You wake up in the middle of the night.

Your five-year-old daughter is gone.

Your husband is nowhere to be seen.

Your family think he took her.

The police believe he’s guilty.

But he wouldn’t do that, would he?

He’s a loving father. A loving husband. Isn’t he?

An addictive and completely gripping psychological thriller with a twist that will blow you away. Fans of The Girl on the Train,K.L. Slater and Shalini Boland won’t be able to put down this jaw-dropping novel.



“Hope you’ve got good pictures of Josie in your head. You’ll need them.”

Anna wakes to the sound of white noise….but then realises its rain she can hear……she gets up to check her daughter Josie, but finds her bedroom empty, frantic she searches the house but she’s nowhere to be found, neither is Nick, her husband. She finds the patio door open, blood on the doorstep and she runs outside screaming for Josie.

Coming to her senses she calls the police…..where are Nick and Josie….

With a house full of Detectives and CSI’s they find nothing and begin to wonder if Nick has taken Josie….but then a ransom demand call is received and Anna starts to panic……what has she done to deserve this….?

This is a fast, frantic thriller at times with background details given in between the tension…..plenty to keep you turning the pages, to keep you wondering……just why was Josie taken and will she be found?…a story of secrets and the consequences of our actions on others…the past will come back to haunt you !!! A clever psychological thriller.

Thank you to Bookouture for the opportunity to participate in this blog tour and for the promotional materials and a free copy of the ebook and this is my honest and unbiased review.

You can buy a copy here (click on the image)


Author Bio:


Jake has been making stuff up from a real early age. His parents never believed his silly lies when he was young, so he still has no idea why he thought he could invent a decent story as an adult. But he kept trying, and here we are. THE CHOICE is his first novel, the first of three thrillers to be published by Bookouture, and he hopes you like it. If you don’t, he at least hopes you don’t ask for a refund.

Author Social Media Links


Book details
Author:     Jake Cross

Book:                   The Family Lie

Publication Day:  April 23rd 2019

Buy Link:
Apple Books:

2 responses to “The Family Lie by Jake Cross – Book Review”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: