Simon Lelic - Author

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Simon Lelic was our Guest Editor in January 2012 - click here - to see the books that inspired his writing.


Simon Lelic has worked as a journalist and currently runs his own business. He was born in Brighton in 1976 and recently returned with his family to live there. His first two novels Rupture and The Facility were huge critical successes. Rupture won a Betty Trask Award, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger and longlisted for the Desmond Elliot Prize and the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year Award. Simon was shortlisted in the New Writer of the Year category at the Galaxy British Book Awards.


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The Liar's Room

The Liar's Room

Author: Simon Lelic Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

ONE ROOM. TWO LIARS. NO WAY OUT. 'CHILLING' Cara Hunter, author of Close To Home 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. AND THE GIRL HE PLANS TO HURT IS HER DAUGHTER... SIMON LELIC - THRILLERS TO KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT: 'Brilliantly tense...You'll try to outguess the plot but always be one step behind' C J Tudor 'Had me in a headlock from the start and wouldn't loosen its grip till the last page' John Marrs 'Taut, unsettling and brilliantly done' Tim Logan 'Deliciously dark and clever' Mark Edwards 'A superbly written and well-crafted thriller. It will have you up all hours of the night!' Kathryn Croft 'The Liar's Room is a book you can't walk away from' Emma Kavanagh 'A wonderfully claustrophobic read exposing the fault lines in families and the terrible danger of secrets' Cath Staincliffe 'Brilliant ... complex characters that draw you in and won't let you go' Amy Lloyd 'Hugely gripping and spooky as hell' Mark Billingham 'Taught, tense and terrifying, I loved it!' Sharon Bolton 'A darkly disturbing thriller that hooked me from the first page. Highly recommended!' Nuala Ellwood, author of My Sister's Bones 'This terrifying thriller sent shivers through me' Jane Corry, author of My Husband's Wife

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