A Suitable Lie Michael J Malone

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Some secrets should never be kept… Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she’s his perfect match … and she loves his son like he is her own. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything. A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland’s finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them…

What an immensely moving and incredible tale.

Andy Boyd is in love with the lady of his dreams, but Anna has childhood issues that impact greatly on her adult life and subsequently her marriage to Andy.

Michael J Malone has written a novel with a topic that is unfairly and not usually discussed. He has written with emotion, depth and brilliance.

Never before have I felt so uncomfortable with reading such a plausible and compelling read. It leaves the reader feeling painfully sensitive to the characters and their plight.

This is one seriously heart-stopping tale, and one that I will remember for a long time.

Delving into abuse in a relationship is never going to be easy, but Malone’s perfectly written prose is both profound and insightful.

Intense and skillfully plotted A Suitable Lie has to be a MUST read for 2016

 

5*/5

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