I’m delighted to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for the fantastic Who’s Lying Now? by Susan Lewis. Thank you to Anne Cater and Harper Collins for giving me the opportunity to read and review this wonderful book.
About the book:
You think you’re safe.
You think you know your neighbours.
But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?
Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.
And then one day, she vanishes.
Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is determined to find out what has really happened to Jeannie. Cara begins to question the residents of this close-knit community, sure that someone has a secret to hide.
But how can she separate the truth from the lies?
About the author:
Susan Lewis is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime, including the Sunday Times bestseller One Minute Later and her most recent novel Home Truths. Susan’s novels have sold nearly three million copies in the UK alone. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s.
Susan has previously worked as a secretary in news and current affairs before training as a production assistant working on light entertainment and drama. She’s had homes in Hollywood and the South of France, but now lives in Gloucestershire with husband
James, two stepsons and dogs.
Who’s Lying Now? by Susan Lewis is the latest in her fantastic series of books set in Kesterley-on-Sea. With both old familiar faces and new, this is a book that I absolutely adored, from the opening chapter right through to the gripping finale. Easily read as a standalone, I thoroughly enjoyed being back in Kesterley and was drawn straight back into the close-knit community as they tackled the isolation of being in lockdown.
Award winning publisher Jeannie Symonds appears to have it all. A high flying career, a happy marriage and a niece she adores. But then one day, as she spends lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterley-on-Sea, she disappears.
New trainee investigator Cara Jakes teams up with Detective Andee Lawrence to look into Jeannie’s disappearance. Determined to get to the bottom of what has happened, Cara begins to question the local community, convinced that someone has a secret to hide. But will she be able to separate the truth from the lies?
Who’s Lying Now? is an exquisitely written, character driven story that reveals its secrets slowly. Told through multiple character voices, this is Susan Lewis at her very best. Moving seamlessly backwards and forwards in time, it is a superbly plotted tale with plenty of twists, turns, shocks and surprises throughout. The use of dual timelines works incredibly well in this beautifully written book, with the events of both making for a riveting read that kept me turning the pages, sometimes even holding my breath, in anticipation of what was about to happen next.
It’s difficult to say much more without spoiling the twists and turns of the plot, which is something I really don’t want to do. So all I will say is that this is a story that needs to be dissected layer by layer, each one peeling back to reveal more new and shocking revelations as the mystery of what happened to Jeannie is slowly revealed.
Susan Lewis is a gifted storyteller who keeps on getting better and better with every book. Who’s Lying Now? is a brilliant and thought provoking read that I haven’t been able to stop thinking about since I finished it.
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