I'm thrilled to be taking part in the blog tour for The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic as part of the blog tour today. First of all though let's take a look at the description for the book...
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...
I'm not quite sure where to start other than to say that make sure you leave enough time when you pick up this book to read it in one go! There is such an addictive feel to the plot with so many questions not only about Adam but Susanna too. There is a tense and pretty chilling vibe to the story as everything slowly unravels revealing secrets and lies that kept me glued to my Kindle.
I'm going to be pretty vague about the plot as it is so worth discovering all the little twists and turns for yourself. What I will say is that The Liar's Room is heavily concentrated on just the two characters but what compelling characters they are flaws and all. They managed to hold my attention throughout as the past is very much brought out into the open. I was constantly trying to guess what would happen next and I loved being kept on my toes.
The Liar's Room had some shocking revelations and it could be disturbing at times but there is also an emotional edge as you get to know the characters more and see how their pasts have played a part in the future. Simon Lelic has created a very clever and compelling story that will capture your attention with some tense and dark moments.
Fast paced, claustrophobic and dark!
Five stars from me!
With thanks to Hannah Ludbrook for the tour invite and for my copy via Netgalley.
Twitter - @Simon_Lelic