Friday, 22 July 2016

Friday Memes: 'Lie With Me' by Sabine Durrant

It's Friday and I'm flying to Germany! I don't know why I'm moving around this much when I have a massive dissertation to write but oh well... one has to go see one's mother! It also means a weekend of relaxation for me, which is great! Although to be honest, my penchant for procrastination really means I should get around to writing my dissertation. Lie with Me really drew me in by how tense it sounds and I did just read The Widow (hop over for my review) so it felt right! And the cover is very pretty and summery, no?
Twisty, tense, impossible to put down psychological suspense for fans of I Let You Go and The Widow. 
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.
Book Beginnings and Friday 56 are hosted by Gilion over at Rose City Reader and Freda over at Freda's Voice.

Book Beginnings:
'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?


Friday 56:
'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?

14 comments:

  1. Enjoy Germany!!
    The book intrigued me so much! I love it's graphic nature!
    I added you to the Linky! Happy weekend!

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  2. So intrigued! It sounds like perfect plane and vacation reading. I always seem to come up with a million things I must do when I really need to sit down and work on something else! Good luck with your dissertation and have a great visit with your mother!

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    1. I know right, it does have that summer feel! And same, me and procrastination are too close! Thanks for commenting :)

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  3. This sounds like an interesting story. I like psychological thrillers. I am spotlighting City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong this week. Happy reading!

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    1. Same, psychological thrillers are some of my favourite reads! Thanks for commenting :)

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  4. Have a great trip! This book looks interesting, thanks for sharing! :-)

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  5. Happy travels to Germany. What is you dissertation topic? I wrote something this week I needed to have finished by Sunday and as I put the final touches on it yesterday a thought flashed through my head, "oh, this is what it feels like to finish something early without procrastinating." Obviously a new feeling for me. Ha!

    Your book sounds good.

    My Friday Quotes

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    1. Ok, here comes the provisional title: 'The Use of Psychoanalytic Female Archetypes in Film Adaptation of the Beowulf Poem'.. phew. I wish I knew what that feeling was like, it would definitely make my life easier! Thanks for commenting :)

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  6. This sounds intriguing. I've added it to my TBR list. Enjoy!

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    1. Intriguing is definitely the word I'd use as well! Let me know if you give it a try! Thanks for commenting :)

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    1. Thank you, I did! Thanks for commenting :)

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