The Lying Room

The Lying Room

Paperback - 2019 | First U.S. edition
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It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel. After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul's life-- and death-- Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can't get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting? An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It's brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve's worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal-- and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn't the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who's about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair ...
Publisher: New York, NY :, William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers,, [2019]
Edition: First U.S. edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9780062676726
Branch Call Number: FIC FRE
Characteristics: 417 pages ; 23 cm

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Jan 02, 2020

The title doesn’t really tell you much about this book, but it is quite surprising when it all comes out in the end!

K_ROK Dec 20, 2019

I found this book to be quite good, however the person who committed the crime (in my opinion) was not the best choice from the author. Throughout the whole book Nicci French does a great job stringing the reader along while keeping them guessing as to who the guilty party is until the end of the book where it felt anti-climactic. The reason the character had at the end for the murder was not as believable as it could have been had the author(s) chosen another character, and there were a lot to choose from. That being said I still enjoyed the book.

debwalker Oct 02, 2019

So Frieda has disappeared. Now a new story emerges.

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