Call Me a Liar
A new standalone psychological thriller from Colette McBeth, whose dark, twisty and hugely compelling novels are beloved of writers like Paula Hawkins, Clare Mackintosh and Marian Keyes.
You could say it started with vanity. We believed we were special. But the truth is we were simply vulnerable.
One of them is lying.
One of them is guilty.
No one is safe.
Months after lan...more
The group dynamic set up in this novel is utterly gripping, young friends and work colleagues on a retreat, but this is no ordinary retreat and everyone has at least one thing to hide…
This author writes the characters we love to hate to love, all of them very human, incredibly authentic and entirely engaging. Then she sets them into a twis ...more
Call Me a Liar by Colette McBeth is one of those books that kept me wanting to read it as fast as I could to see how it was all going to end, and I can tell you it definitely did not disappoint.
What it's about: Five young people are selected for a high paying job straight out of college. They think it only has to do with how smart they are and how good they are at hacking. And while that is partially true, it is not the whole truth. A few months after starting the job they go on a remote ...more
And it is here where the twists start. ...more
Joe and Libby met at university and soon formed a relationship. On looking for a position post-studies, Libby stumbles across a newspaper advertisement which simply asks candidates to crack a code. Whatever the job is, it requires the best, young, technical minds. Joe and ...more
When these young people are brought together to work for a secret company using questionable methods to undertake hacking, you really get a sense of them feeling proud that they've been chosen in such a way to do this kind of work, but slightly unnerved as to what the main purpose of this company ...more
Libby’s Uncle has told her his business is struggling, so feeling a little responsible, she really needs a job. So when Freetech offer her and Joe a position they jump at the chance…..
They find themselves, using social engineering to gain security information from various sources…..Kyle, the boss confirms the companies are their clients and the intent ...more
This is the first book I have read by Colette McBeth – bar her excellent short story in the first Killer Women anthology – but I doubt it will be the last.
The book keeps you intrigued and wrong-footed from the start, keen to find out how the prologue and initial chapter fit into the overall story. After the strong opening, it does briefly settle down into a more sedate pace but this ...more
It's well written and builds up slowly, with chapters told from the points of view of different characters.
However the plot is just too far-fetched for my taste, and that makes the characters somewhat unbelievable (I know graduates can be naive and idealistic but they are also experienced hackers so would they really be THAT gullible?). Having said that, psychological thrillers aren' ...more
Thanks @netgalley @colettemcbethauthor and @headlinebooks for my ARC
Publication date is 13th June 2019
‘When you hide the truth no one is safe’.
This book was really gripping right from the get go. I really enjoyed the alternating chapters, focusing on joe and Libby from past to present. The story revolves around five university graduates who land their dream job together, but is it too good to be true? Well yeah of course it ...more
So Colette McBeth’s new psychological thriller Call Me A Liar was published just a few days ago (13th June 2019) and crikey – it’s intense. It’s so topical it’s chilling! Focusing on the theme of ‘ethical’ hacking, this is a novel that is truly scary as you can really imagine it happening in today’s society. It is fast paced, character driven (something I always love) and full of twists. But for me, the truly petrifying thing about this novel is that in toda ...more
A fantastic read. Complex characters that you can really get your teeth into. A great story line and lots and lots of twists and turn that really keep you on your toes.
You never really know what to trust and just when you think you might it throws you again.
A great read.
From the first chapter I was totally hooked and couldn't wait to find out what had happened to the characters. Libby and Joe are a young couple just finished uni and ready to travel the world but they get an interesting job offer that’s to good to turn down. The web of lies that follows them makes it hard to know who to trust and which way to turn. This book kept me enthralled from Cornwal ...more
Jon marrs new novel has some similar themes ,different characters who each have their side to tell,the love story that u invest in but dread to follow as you know that there is a threat to that ahead a very real threat ,and yes it’s psychological but it’s difffirent in its concept ,the subject of this book will become more of a theme in the future and Jon mars has also just written about this in a diffirent way ,I’m will refrain from saying wat the theme is in ...more