The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic Publication Day 1-15-19 @simon_lelic @penguinbooks

A new spine-tingling thriller from the author of The New Neighbors that takes place over the course of a therapy session, in which neither patient nor therapist are who they claim to be.

Two liars. One room. No way out.

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a therapist and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But when a young man, Adam Geraghty, walks into her office, claiming he needs Susanna’s help but asking unsettling questions, she begins to fear that her secret has been discovered.

Who is Adam, really? What does he intend to do to Susanna?

And what has he done to her daughter?

We are huge fans of Simon Lelic! He hooked us with his last book, “New Neighbors”, a uniquely written thriller with a plot that keeps you guessing! So obviously when “The Liar’s Room” was gifted to us as an ARC to review, we were over the moon to review it!

This was a completely engrossing thriller with another unique and intensely webbed plot! Unexpected twists and the revelation of true character identity was at the root of the many surprises at the turn of each page.

So Suzanna never expected to open her door to a new client she accepted to counsel only to find out she NEVER would have done so had she known his true identity. But will you, the reader, be able to figure it out? Not likely! I was completely shocked when his identity was revealed and the purpose for his presence that day unraveled.

The question is… what the heck is his connection to Suzanna’s past? What has he done with Emily, Suzanna’s daughter? How will Emily’s diary reveal her secrets? But will Suzanna figure it all out before it’s too late?

Adam. That’s his name. The new client. The young man who will show up at Suzanna’s door, slowly reveal a truth that Suzanna is not read to admit. Adam… a character you may just hate to love. Or is it love to hate? Guess you’ll have to read it to find out!!

Whew… one never can guess what secrets some people bury! Loved this book!

**Side note… we are glad that you are on the mend Simon Lelic!

Simon Lelic is a former journalist and the author of the award-winning A Thousand Cuts, the critically acclaimed The Facility and The Child Who, and The New Neighbors, his first psychological thriller, inspired by the love of Alfred Hitchcock and Stephen King. Simon lives with his wife and three children.

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