If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know I’m a massive fan of Rachel Amphlett and you will know what an absolute pleasure it is for me to be joining in with her The Friend Who Lied blog tour, with Book On The Bright Side Publicity 🙂
Many thanks to Sarah @ BOTBSPublicity for the opportunity to be a small part of this awesome tour!
WOW! I have absolutely LOVED this book! It grabbed me from the very first page and didn’t let me go until I finished it late last night (05/06). There was no way I was going to sleep until I knew what had really happened.
I can’t say much without spoiling it, but the story is told from the perspectives of different characters, each having their own chapters, which I love. There is Lisa, Hayley, David, Bec and Simon, plus the mention of a Greg, who all met at University and have been friends ever since. They seem like a normal bunch to start with. However, Lisa’s kidneys are failing and she is in desperate need of a transplant otherwise she won’t have long to live as she isn’t a suitable candidate for dialysis.
The group arrange a final night out together, as things don’t look hopeful, but the night ends abruptly with a tragic accident. One which Lisa can’t remember, but when she comes round she discovers Simon has died and she has been given his kidney. What really happened that night though. Will they ever know?
What follows is an extremely tense, suspenseful journey to the truth. It’s a tangle of secrets and lies and had me wondering if any of these friends were ever truly friends in the first place. The truth is nothing short of shocking! It just goes to show that your past isn’t always buried and may come back to bite you on the bum at anytime.
Absolutely brilliantly written, as Rachel Amphlett’s books always are. I just love her writing style. If you haven’t read any of her books before then you honestly don’t know what you’re missing out on. Why not give this one a try!? If you’re a fan of psychological thrillers, you will love it!
What she doesn’t know might kill her…
Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life.
As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret.
Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive.
And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth.
Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies?
The Friend Who Lied: a twisted psychological thriller from USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett – perfect for fans of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley and Friend Request by Laura Marshall.
Before turning to writing, bestselling author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the and espionage novels and the British police procedural series.
She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.
“Thrilling start to a new series. is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of
moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the crime thriller series.
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