Get 2 top 10 audiobooks free with a LoveReading exclusive

LoveReading has teamed up with Audiobooks.com to give you the chance to get 2 free audiobooks when you sign up. Try it for 30 days for free with no strings attached. You can cancel anytime, although we're sure you'll love it. Click the button to find out more:

Find out more

Someone Else's Conflict

by Alison Layland

Crime / Mystery Debut Books of the Month eBooks of the Month Modern and Classic Literary Fiction Thriller and Suspense

LoveReading View on Someone Else's Conflict

January 2015 Debut of the Month.

A surprisingly sensitive and compassionate thriller where the lurking suspense surges forward and delivers blasts of turbulence and ferocity. This is subtle clever writing, you’re encouraged to fully invest in the characters before the tension really starts to increase. Layers upon layers of intrigue are laid at your feet, it is easy to sympathise with Marilyn as she attempts to understand the enigmatic Jay and how his past in Yugoslavia is holding his emotions to ransom. Interspersed through the main story, are vivid jolts of reality from a past conflict and the tales Jay tells for a living; the fascinating blend helps to keep you a little unbalanced but is entirely captivating. This is much more than just a thriller, at it’s heart it is a story about friendship, responsibility, remorse and how the past can incarcerate and command everyday lives. ~ Liz Robinson

 

A 'Piece of Passion' from the publisher...

'Who can forget the tragic scenes transmitted from the Balkans when the state of Yugoslavia began to split at the seams? Debut novelist Alison Layland’s Someone Else’s Conflict brought it all back in Technicolor the moment I picked up the manuscript. This is a tense and insightful book which looks at how we process tragedy and come to terms with the idealistic actions of our youth. At the same time it’s a gripping mystery with a haunting secret. A psychological thriller for armchair historians, lovers and freedom fighters alike…' - Caroline Oakley, Editor, Honno Ltd

Liz Robinson

Someone Else's Conflict Synopsis

"The boy looks up and sees the foreigner's rifle aimed at him. Why is this man here? This is not his conflict, it is not the boy's... it is hell."

 

 

Jay has been home for a long time, but the ghosts of Yugoslavia are still with him as he busks his way round the country. Marilyn is fresh out of a controlling relationship and desperate to reassert her independence. The last thing she needs is to fall for an itinerant storyteller who has a strange relationship with the truth. And then the police call on her. When the past catches up with the present and stories become reality, Jay and Marilyn must decide who to believe and who to betray.

Win a SIGNED copy of Come and Find Me!

Win a SIGNED copy of Come and Find Me!

Closing date: 09/11/2018

To celebrate the paperback release of the "simply superb" Come and Find Me, we have the opportunity to win a copy of the book with bookplates SIGNED by author Sarah Hilary. The competition will close on Friday 9 November with winners being notified by Friday 16 November.  "Simply superb, Come and Find Me is one hell of a clever, twisting, powerful story. This series is one of my favourites and DI Marnie Rome returns here in splendid style ... Sarah Hilary has the ability to take you into the words, to actually feel, to experience, and she sent my thoughts worming and writhing. At one point I found myself so exasperated and frustrated with one of the characters, it came as a shock when I came up for air and realised where I was. The ending buffeted me, surprised me, emotionally affected me, and a certain someone is still creeping around inside my mind. I already know that Come and Find Me will be one of my favourite reads of the year, and I think this is Sarah Hilary’s best yet, I simply can’t recommend this series highly enough." - Liz Robinson, Editorial Expert To have a chance of winning this fantastic prize, click the button below. Please note that this draw is open only for UK residents and is free to enter. Multiple entries from the same email address will only be counted once. 

Enter Now

Someone Else's Conflict Press Reviews

"A real page-turner about the need for love, and the search for redemption... If you like a fast-paced thriller but want more – then buy this book" Martine Bailey, author of An Appetite for Violets

"Snatches my interest and my emotions and never lets go..." Thorne Moore, author of A Time for Silence

If you loved this, you might like these...

The Last Thing She Told Me
The Lingering
Good Samaritans
Anatomy of a Scandal

All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781909983120
Publication date: 06/11/2014
Publisher: Honno Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781909983120
Publication date: 6th November 2014
Author: Alison Layland
Publisher: Honno Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 324 pages
Genres: Crime / Mystery, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Thriller / Suspense,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Alison Layland

Alison Layland is a writer and translator. Raised in Newark and Bradford, she lives in mid-Wales with her husband and two teenage children. She studied Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic at Cambridge University, and after a brief spell as a taxi driver worked for several years as a chartered surveyor before returning to her first love – languages. She was Welsh learner of the Year in 1999, and in 2001 won first place at the National Eisteddfod with a short story written in Welsh. She translates for various publishers and agencies from German, French and Welsh – works of creative fiction and specialist ...

More About Alison Layland

Share this book