Twisty, tense, impossible to put down psychological suspense for fans of and
It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home.
And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of...
Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you're trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you - by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it's the lies that cause the real damage...
... well, by then, it could just be too late.
'August 2015It struck me in the night that it might have starter earlier. I sat up in horror and, in the darkness, used my fingernail to scratch the word 'BOOKSHOP' on the inside of my forearm. It has gone now: the skin is inflamed due to an infected insect bite, which I must have further scratched in my sleep. Still, the act of writing did the trick, as it tends to. This morning I can remember well enough.' 1%I really like the set up of this! What is happening, why is she scratching things into her arm and what is it about a bookshop that was so important?
'I downed the dregs and stood up, swaying my hips while clicking my fingers to show I was galvanised. It set slightly the wrong tone, a little too frivolous. Sometimes I forgot myself.' 56%I always feel galvanised by coffee, it's my thing. But I don't think I necessarily sway my hips and click my fingers. I wonder why she has to watch herself though!
What do you think about Lie With Me? The cover is so vibrant, isn't it?