The Lying Room by Nicci French

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The Lying Room
Nicci French
Mystery & Thrillers
Simon and Schuster UK
01 Oct 2019


It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel.

After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul’s life—and death—Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can’t get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting?

An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It’s brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve’s worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal—and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn’t the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who’s about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair….

Yeah well… it’s Nicci French! What else do you need to know?

Again it’s suspense, cleverly written. It reads like a high-speed train on acid. Finally again a standalone by this duo filled with lies and riddles.

I didn’t get disappointed by this book since I left it laying for a special moment, expecting a lot and got what I hoped from this book: 2 days of highly entertaining reading.


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