Your Word or Mine by Lia Middleton – Book Review

Title: Your Word or Mine

Author: Lia Middleton

Genre: Psychological Thriller

Publisher: Penguin

Publication Date: 1st September 2022

Rating: 4.5/5



Prosecutor Ava Knight always plays by the rules.

Until she meets fifteen-year-old Lily Hawthorne, accused of stabbing hotel magnate Michael Osborne in cold blood.

It should be an open-and-shut case. But Ava suspects something everyone else does not:

Because eighteen years ago, Ava was brutally assaulted. The case went to trial. Her attacker was acquitted.

His name? Michael Osborne.

Now, court is in session.

And Ava must decide how far she’s willing to go to uncover the truth . . .


I absolutely flew through this tension-filled thriller because I just had to know how it would end! The premise got me at the very beginning and the twists and turns kept me hooked throughout. Your Word or Mine is largely about the concept of justice and what it means when justice fails to operate the way it should. Ava is a compelling character to follow, she is flawed and makes reckless decisions at points but I had so much empathy for her that I completely understood her actions. The writing is sharp and incisive in a way that keeps the reader glued to the pages and there were some genuinely shocking twists that took me completely by surprise. Intense, intelligent and gripping – I highly recommend Your Word or Mine to anyone looking for a smart psychological thriller!


I very kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.

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