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Lucy Dawson was a children's magazine editor before she had her first bestselling book, His Other Lover, published in 2008. Since then she has published three other novels and her work has been translated into numerous languages. She lives in Exeter with her husband and children..
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This is interesting. Of course the mystery is not revealed until the last few pages and although some of it I guessed, I certainly didn’t guess it all … very clever. Sal wakes up in the back of a taxi on a cliff top in Cornwall. She is drugged, remembers nothing and is staggering around dangerously close to the edge when she is rescued by a dog walker. We then, with her in first-person narrative, attempt to discover how and why she is there. Post-natal depression? (She has two small children.) Suicide? attempt to get her husband’s attention? All these things are explored. Her family gather round: a possessive, professional mother-in-law, her down-to-earth shopkeeper parents, a brother with a new celeb girl friend. Some help, some hinder as we fumble through clues and questions. The poor woman is indeed very confused and begins to believe herself ill. Help is obviously needed. ~ Sarah Broadhurst Click here to read an exclusive interview with Lucy Dawson by Mary Hogarth.
March 2009 Book of the Month. As with her first novel, His Other Lover, this is chic-lit with a dark twist. It’s about what happens when friendship turns sour. She’s very good at putting a thumb on a bruise and pushing until it hurts. Comparison: Linda Green, Jane Fallon, Jane Moore.
'Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, what a book! grabs you from the very beginning and doesn't let you go until the very last page An absolutely fabulous, nail-biting thriller!!' 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews Alexandra Inglis is a respected family doctor, trusted by her patients to keep their most intimate secrets. And if sometimes the boundaries between duty and desire blur well, she's only human. But when Alex oversteps a line with Jonathan, one of her patients, she knows she's gone too far. Jonathan is obsessive, and to get what he wants he will tear Alex's world apart threatening not only her career but her marriage and family too. Soon Alex finds she's capable of doing almost anything to keep hold of her perfect life, as it begins to spin dangerously out of her control A darkly gripping domestic drama of secrets and lies, from the bestselling author of The Daughter. Perfect for fans of Apple Tree Yard, Louise Jensen and The Couple Next Door.What everyone is saying about White Lies: ';WOW.... I LOVED IT, best book this year, if you read one book this decade read this!!' 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer ';I absolutely loved this He Said/She Said story... I was literally gripped all the way.' Goodreads reviewer ';I read this in a series of gulps, unable to stop turning the pages Stunning.' Cass Green ';Gut-wrenchingly brilliant and addictive.' Roz Watkins ';Absolutely BRILLIANT. Twisty and compelling, guaranteed to make the reader question who is telling the truth. I devoured it in one sitting.' Lisa Hall, author of Between You and Me 'A tense, emotional read with brilliant twists. I absolutely loved it.' Susi Holliday ';There were so many twists and turns that I didn't see coming at all... just when you thought you had it figured out... you didn't!!' 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer ';An absolute page turner. I couldn't stop reading Who is speaking the truth, who is lying?... An absolutely gripping psychological thriller. I would highly recommend' 5 stars, Goodreads review ';I read this latest book by Lucy almost holding my breath She had me guessing right until the last chapter which I love.' Book Reviews 4 U ';I wasn't sure who was telling the truth and who was lying. I kept turning the pages because I wanted to know the truth...and if there even was a truth! Dark, twisted, twisty, dangerous!' 5 stars, Melissa in the City ';I was hooked right from the start I didn't want to put it down and read it in a few hours as I needed to know what happened
'Gripped me and didnt let go until the wickedly twisted ending. Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You. A heartbreaking and unputdownable psychological thriller perfect for fans of B A Paris, K.L. Slater and The Girl on the Train.You lost your daughter. You will never forgive yourself. Now someone's determined to make you pay Seventeen years ago, something happened to Jesss daughter Beth. The memory of it still makes her blood run cold. Jess has tried everything to make peace with that day, and the part she played in what happened. It was only a brief moment of desire but shell pay for it with a lifetime of guilt.To distance herself from the mistakes of the past, Jess has moved away and started over with her family. But when terrifying things begin happening in her new home, Jess knows that her past has finally caught up with her. Somebody feels Jess hasnt paid enough, and is determined to make her suffer for the secrets shes kept all these years.What everyone's saying about The Daughter:Omg this book was soooo good. I couldn't put it down It was such a shocking twist at the end. All the revelations that came to light at the end were fantastic. This book had everything. Great characters, content and a shocking ending. What more do you want from a book? 5 stars, Goodreads reviewer Full of suspense and had me biting my nails down to my knuckles!!... This was a fantastic book, which I would highly recommend if you love a good thriller! You will certainly not be disappointed with this one! 5 stars, Stardust Book Reviews Tense, twisty and all too close to home: Lucy Dawson is brilliant at spinning our worst nightmares from everyday scenarios. Erin Kelly author of He Said/She Said I flew through it. It's a hold your breath, race to the end, one-sitting read. Delicious twists! Jo Spain, author of The Confession This book is INTENSE. Be prepared for one heck of a thrilling ride! Goodreads reviewerHoly twist and turns!! There will be moments of awe, surprise, shock, a few shakes of the head, and tons of questions, but this story caters to the readers who love a good psychological thriller that will have you questioning every single character in the book. Goodreads reviewerOh MY, OHH MYY! WOOW, this was soo INTENSE!!... Kept me on the edge of my seat throughout. The first few chapters just tore at my heartstrings! This riveting story will definitely have you reading until the small hours Let's just say, this book is the reason I love this genre! Goodreads reviewerI didnt want to stop!... It was a surprising ending, not what I was expecting at all. Goodreads reviewerI loved it!! I read it in around a day as I found the really hard to put down. A fabulous read that I can highly recommend Goodreads reviewerThe first chapters are a heart-wrenching, one tissue won't be enough, tearjerker The ending is a never-saw-it-coming surprise. Goodreads reviewerFrom the first page, I was drawn to the story and I couldnt wait to finish it