Author: Elle Marr

Publication Date: April 1, 2021

Rating: 4 out of 5.

Book Description

A novel about secrets and revenge by the number one Amazon Charts bestselling author of The Missing Sister. It’s only by confronting who she was then that she can understand who she is now.

I was born in captivity…

Two decades ago Marissa Mo escaped a basement prison—the only home she’d ever known. At twenty-seven, Marissa’s moved beyond the trauma and is working under a new name as a freelance photographer. But when she accepts a job covering a string of macabre murders in Portland, it’s impossible for Marissa not to remember.

Everything is eerily familiar. The same underground lairs. Sad trinkets and toys left behind, identical to those Marissa had as a child. And then there is the note meant just for her that freezes Marissa’s blood: See you soon, Missy.

To determine the killer’s next move, Marissa must retrieve her long-forgotten memories and return to a past she’s hidden away. But she won’t be facing her fears alone. Someone is waiting for her in the dark.

Book Review

Lies We Bury by Elle Marr is an intense and suspenseful thriller about a woman that’s past is coming back to haunt her. Marissa was born as a basement prisoner. She escaped with her mother and sisters twenty years ago. She left her past behind and now goes by Claire. Claire starts a new photography assignment and starts photographing murders. She receives notes with clues leading her to crime scenes before the cops. Claire looks guilty but is trying to figure out who is behind the murders. The murders seem personal to Claire with similarities to her past. Her father is being released from prison after twenty years. Is he related to what is happening now? Lies We Bury switches off between present day Claire trying to find the murderer and past day where she is living in the basement. There are complicated family dynamics in Lies We Bury. There was suspense throughout the book which held my attention. I really enjoyed Claire’s character even though she made questionable decisions, and there were many times I wished I could yell at her to stop. I recommend Lies We Bury for anyone that likes thrillers and finds a story about two woman and daughters that lived in a basement for years before escaping interesting.

Thank you Megan Beatie Communications and Amazon Publishing for Lies We Bury.

About the Author

Elle Marr strives to tell powerful and compelling stories of women who demonstrate resilience in the face of great obstacles. She is the author of two thrillers, THE MISSING SISTER (2020) and LIES WE BURY (April 2021). 

THE MISSING SISTER was a #1 Amazon bestseller, #1 in the Kindle Store, an Amazon Charts bestseller, featured in Woman’s World, and named one of PopSugar’s “31 Thrillers of 2020.” Marr’s essays have been published in CrimeReads and Criminal Element.

Originally from Sacramento, Elle Marr graduated from UC San Diego before moving to France, where she earned a master’s degree from the Sorbonne University in Paris.  When not working on her next book, she enjoys watching French Netflix shows with the subtitles off, in Oregon, where she lives with her husband, son, and one very demanding feline. 

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