Someone Is Lying
The chilling new psychological thriller from Jenny Blackhurst, the #1 eBook-bestselling author of HOW I LOST YOU. Full of unexpected twists, this is perfect for fans of FRIEND REQUEST, CLOSE TO HOME, and THE GUILTY WIFE.
One year after Erica Spencer trips and falls down a flight of stairs at a lavish Halloween party, the residents of the exclusive gated community where she
A year later there is a Facebook message saying someone has Erica’s diary and can prove what happened on that fateful night and will reveal all in weekly pod casts.
Her 6 closest friends named the “Severn Oaks 6” are worried that the podcasts which are to be broadcast will have details about each of them that they are trying to keep se ...more
Reading a clever prologue and the first five chapters here it seems this taster is about the right length. It also sets the book up and reveals only as much as the blurb that goes with the promotion of this novel.
Someone is Lying is one of a number of recent books where deceit and variants the verb to lie have been used in the title.
Jenny Blackhurst may still be an unfamiliar name to some yet o ...more
One year ago, Erica Spencer was found dead at the bottom of a treehouse dur ...more
I love a good twisty psychological thriller and this one was brilliant- also involving a podcast which is the thing at the moment and Jenny Blackhurst manages to keep it fresh by focusing very much on character with the podcast episodes anchoring each new revelation.
The setting of an exclusive gated community really plays into the story well, each of the residents seemingly above us all yet all hiding the usual faults and flaws of humanity. Someone called this a twisted Desperate Housewives and ...more
These individuals are rich affluent parents of school children who all live in the same community.
What we have here is bored woman who try to keep up with their neighbours and keep hidden what goes on behind closed doors.
Thank you to NetGalley and Headline for my e-copy in exchange for an honest review.
If this is a taste of things to come I can't wait to read it.
Looks like another page turner which will have me hooked and reading late into the night. Hope I don't have to wait too long !!!!!
Hooked from the first page a murder mystery and so much more. I JUST HAD TO KNOW THE TRUTH!!!!! So many secrets and so many lies and a podcast that will bring them all out. The book was well written and draws you in. The characters are well fleshed out and not one of them was ...more
I had to put the book aside at points to dwell on the superb writing skill of the author. I had no clue who was the culprit and I thoroughly enjoyed every single page.
Jenny Bla ...more
The story centres around the residents of Seven Oaks. An upper class area which sounded quite idyllic. On the outside, these are all people who are the pillar of the community. What goes on behind closed doors though, will have people thinking differently.
It has a real who-dunn-it vibe going on throughout the story. With a number of suspects, it made for some fun guessing as to who could be behind Eric ...more
Here, Jenny builds a compelling tale of suspense and privilege amongst people who do not realise just how lucky they are.
The residents of the exclusive Severn Oaks estate are amongst the elite, they are wealthy, have huge houses, send their children to a thriving public school and are captains in their fields of business.
On the year anniversary of the accidental death of one of their members, at the school picnic ...more
Until one day, while they are gathered at a community event, a post on the school’s website announces there will be a podcast to expose what really happened on the night of the accident. Six suspects are named, w ...more
This was just an okay domestic psychological thriller revolving around a murder of a woman named Erica. The plot gets moving when a year after Erica's death a mysterious pod-caster starts revealing the secrets of her neighbors. Which obviously ends up causing a lot of conflict, mistrusts and chaos.
Honestly, I found the writing of this novel particularly hard to get into. Like I said, the plot was okay enough but I honestly, could ...more
I enjoyed this book. It’s not my usual genre but it’s fast paced storyline kept me interested and intrigued right up until the end.
At a lavish Halloween party the previous year Erica Spencer died after falling from a tree house. The inquest ruled her death an accident and the residents of the exclusive Seven Oaks gated community have begun to move on with their lives.
Then a post appears ...more
Blackhurst has once again delivered a cracking book. This time we are swept up into the world of a gated community. With each of the characters appearing to have something to hide from all of the others, it is only a matter of time before this house of c ...more
Think Desperate Housewives, Real Housewives, Big Little Lies and Cluedo add a dash of humour and you have the basis of this book. I loved it.
The story opens with Erica Spencer telling us about a Facebook post that has appeared on the school's page. The post is declaring they know the truth of what happened in a Halloween party in a gated community. Was an accident from a tree house really murder? E ...more
Lots of suspects with a whole heap of secrets this is a real twister of a ride and you need to keep your wits about you as we are slowly drip fed little snippets of information which just made this book a cut above many other mystery thrillers.
Teasing the reader and following a gripping storyline that keeps you guessing throughout this is so well written by the fabulous Jenn ...more
I have loved reading this book - particularly so during our period of lockdown - as it is just like indulging in the juiciest, most fabulous, gossip-fest with your best friends!
Focusing around Erica Spencer who died a year ago - did she fall, was she murdered? - and set in a posh gated community in Cheshire, this story is sublime distraction from all that is going on in the world right now.
Instead, lose yourself in the drama of the Kaplans and their 'friends' in the posh streets o ...more
The whole plotline of this book was excellent!
A tightly-plotted, fast-paced read full of secrets and lies. There were a lot of characters so I did find myself getting a little confused, but none of them were massively likeable so it was easy to suspect every single one of them. I was constantly guessing, and changing ...more