Thursday, 9 August 2018

The Liar's Room by Simon Lelic

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.

Goodness! This was a tense book and a page-turner. Susanna has a secret past we know nothing about but she now has a new life with her teenage daughter Emily and a job as a counselor.
When Adam walks in as her new client Susanna knows something is not quite right with him. She feels she should know him but from where? She also knows he is telling lies.
Adam eventually gets to the real reason he is here,he wants answers to questions about Susanna's son, Jake.

We then hear in flashbacks why Susananna started a new life and why she has never told her daughter she had a brother. Adam wants to know more about Jake and why he did what he did and why Susanna didn't stop him. If he doesn't get the answers he wants Emily will die and so will Susanna because Adam has her daughter hidden somewhere and he has a knife.

Once again too many spoilers on Amazon and I'm not going to join them.
I couldn't put this book down as I had no idea where it was going. There was only one bit that I found a bit disappointing and that was actually the climax of the story, I think it could have been handled better, but it didn't stop me wanting to know what came next and how the book would end.
I enjoyed Simon Lelic's book, The House, and this one was equally as gripping. I didn't realize he had written so many books so I'm off to have a look at them. 

Paperback or kindle (99p) HERE

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