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The Liars Room – 4* Review – Simon Lelic

ONE ROOM. TWO LIARS. NO WAY OUT…

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?

Then Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt.

And Susanna realises she was wrong. 
She doesn’t know him. 
BUT HE KNOWS HER. 
AND THE GIRL HE PLANS TO HURT IS HER DAUGHTER…

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My Thoughts…

My lasting impression from this intense thriller is the tragic waste of life and potential. Even though most of the present-day action takes place in the therapist’s room, there are frequent flashbacks to past events, which add depth to the story and give insight into the two main protagonists motivations and why they find themselves in the room.

The story flows well, and you’re drawn into their lives. It’s not an exciting thriller, there is action, but most of it occurs in the past. Family tragedy and secrets are this story’s focus. The suspense is well written, and it builds until the secrets are revealed, and the situation in the room becomes explosive.

It’s hard to identify the antagonist in this story, as the title suggests their lives are riddled with lies, the plot maintains its momentum, but it is perhaps just a little longer than needed.

I received a copy of this book from Penguin UK via NetGalley in return for an honest review.

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Author, blogger and book reviewer. I am the author of 'The Dragon Legacy' series and 'The Dangerous Gift'. Animal welfare supporter. Loves reading, writing, countryside walks, cookery and gardening, .

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