The Liar’s Room Simon Lelic

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Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a counsellor and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She’s never met this young man before – so why does she feel like she knows him?

Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that’s when Susanna realises she was wrong.

She doesn’t know him.
He knows her.
And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.

 

The Liars Room is one of those books that just grips from the start.

Susanna, a Therapist has a new client…. Adam. She also has a secret and a daughter whom she loves.

Unknown to Susanna, Adam seems to know all about her secret and what happens in her office is a battle of wits between the two and as we get to know each character, the reader soon discovers the dark sides of both of them.

The suspense intensifies gradually, and quite honestly this is a book that scared me. At the beginning I do not know who I felt more fearful for.

The Liars Room has ‘Book of the Year’ written all over it. It is fabulous.

It is a creepy read filled with chilling and disturbing drama, and I for one would love to see a film of this book.

Susanna’s anguish comes across brilliantly and Adam is a conniving and convincing mad man. I loved him.

 

5*/5

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The Lies We Told Camilla Way

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DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL?

A DAUGHTER
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behaviour, the apparent delight in hurting others… sometimes Beth is scared of her, and what she could be capable of.

A SON
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without trace, and his girlfriend Clara is left desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A LIFE BUILT ON LIES
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke’s long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke’s life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can she find him before it’s too late?

 

Phew!!!!

This was a one sit read and OMG…. didn’t it make my head spin.

The Lies We Told is a spectacular explosive thriller , and it is bloody superb.

A well told tale with twist after twist after twist, Hannah, is a brilliant character. She is a total nutcase, she is scary and completely deranged, but in many ways she made me sympathise with her.

This novel is oh so dark, it is a book that grips from the start and, just when I thought I had ‘guessed’ what the next move would be, it slid expertly into something much more unhinged.

Camilla Way has written a book that, for me, will be a recommendation, that I won’t have to think twice about. It is a remarkable look at how decisions can shape a persons life, and how many others are affected by one betrayal.

It is dramatic, inventive and what’s more, it is a must read for every lover of this genre.

Loved it

5*/5