Monday, May 27, 2024

BLOG TOUR - My Daughter’s Lies




In the middle of my beautiful daughter’s eighteenth birthday party, silence falls as I unfold my speech, my heart bursting with everything I want to say. But when I look down I see a note, and my world stops: She’s not who you think she is.

Ruby was our miracle baby. I would have done anything to become a mother, and when she finally arrived, I held her in my arms, looked in her blue eyes and swore I would never let anything harm her. Now she’s everything I could have dreamed of. I don’t even think about all the years of heartache I went through before she was born.

So when I get the strange warning at her birthday party, I ignore it, hiding it in my bag with trembling hands. Someone is simply jealous of her.

But as I watch my daughter, things I’ve been trying to ignore come flooding back to me – Ruby’s odd disappearances, her whispered arguments with her best friend, and a memory from her sixth birthday which still breaks my heart to remember.

I need to know the truth about who she really is, but digging into my daughter’s secrets might reveal my own. As the party draws to a close and the confetti is swept away, I gather my courage. I’ve spent eighteen years trying to forget my own mistakes, and it could only take a moment for everything to fall apart.

Do I risk tearing my family apart to keep my daughter safe? Because when my secrets come out, I could lose my precious girl forever…

A completely compelling and heart-wrenching read about the strength of a mother’s love for her child. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Amanda Prowse and Susan Lewis.

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Title:   My Daughter’s Lies
Author:  Julia Roberts
Publisher:  Bookouture 
Genre:   Women’s Fiction 
Format:  Kindle ARC 
No. of Pages:  297
Date of Publication:   May 23, 2024
My Rating:   4 Stars 


It is Ruby’s 18th birthday party, and it is rather a glamorous event. Planned by her beloved Aunt Sadie, Ruby’s father was supposed to present a speech in Ruby’s behalf, but he asks Ruby’s mother Melissa to deliver the speech instead. Melissa heads to the podium, begins looking at the pages of the speech she had written for her husband, and she finds a note that states: “She is not who you think she is.”

Was the note about Ruby? Or was it about Melissa? In dual timeline fashion (2023 and 2004), a slow reveal of secrets and lies is uncovered. More than that, the way that it was written with more than one POV enhances the drama in this compelling story. This domestic drama by Julia Roberts had some intriguing twists, surprising me more than once.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Julia was born in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, and began her career as a professional singer/dancer. This enabled her to travel the world in her late teens storing up experiences she has since included in her writing.

Following roles as a hostess on The Price is Right and a member of the Beadle’s About ‘hit squad’ in the 1980s, she became a TV Presenter and filmed features for Sky Sports before launching the QVC shopping channel in 1993 where she still presents today. Having always wanted to write, she penned her first book, a memoir sold on QVC, in 2013 and has since written seven full length novels, two novellas and several short stories.

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