I became the victim when before I had been the accused. There was acute relief in this, but there was horror in it too:
My world has to be divided between those who believe me, and those who doubted me. I would be on the look out for signs in everyone close to me.
Little Liar by Clare Boyd – out on 1st February 2018
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The perfect family… or the perfect lie?
To the outside world, Gemma Bradley has it all – a doting husband, high-flying career and two delightful kids – but inside the four walls of her tastefully renovated home, she is a mother at her wits’ end who has given too many last warnings and counted to ten too many times.
When a child’s scream pierces the night, Gemma’s neighbour does what anyone would do: she calls the police. She wants to make sure that Rosie, the little girl next door, is safe.
Gemma knows she hasn’t done anything wrong, but the more she fights to defend the family she loves, the more her flawless life begins to crumble around her. Is the carefully guarded secret she’s been keeping suddenly in danger of breaking free?
When Rosie disappears, Gemma thinks she only has herself to blame. That is, until she discovers that Rosie has been keeping dark secrets of her own in a pink plastic diary.
Distraught and terrified, Gemma doesn’t know where to turn. The only thing she knows is that her daughter’s life is in danger…
Little Liar is a heart-in-your-mouth psychological thriller about the people we choose to trust and the secrets we keep behind closed doors. If you loved The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl or anything by B.A. Paris you’ll be totally and utterly gripped.
About the author:
Clare lives with her husband and their two daughters in Surrey, where her little green shed at the bottom of the garden provides a haven for her writing life. Before becoming a writer, she enjoyed a career in television, as a researcher in documentaries and then as a script editor in drama at the BBC and Channel Four, where her love of storytelling took hold.
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Gemma is a wife and the mother of Rosie and little Noah, plus little baby on the way. From the outside everything looks normal, but Gemma is exhausted and at the end of her ropes with everything, especially Rosie, her emotional daughter. Then her neighbor hears a child scream next door and calls the police. The more Gemma tries to defend herself the more her life seems to unravel, until all the secrets come spilling out.
I could not put this book down! I wanted to know where it was going and how it would end. Every mother’s worst fears coming to life. So many twists and so much scarier because it could happen. I absolutly loved Clare Boyd’s first novel and I can’t wait for more from her. Thank you to Bookouture for the ARC book for review we loved this one!!
Buy Clare Boyd’s first novel Little Liar HERE