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The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney
  

The Liar's Chair

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David and Rachel, aged around 40, have built up a very successful promotional business together but a less successful marriage. When Rachel, driving home from a night with her lover, accidentally kills a homeless man and drags his body out of sight before returning home, the relationship disintegrates at an alarming rate. This is a chilling depiction of the psychological and physical cruelty that can be experienced in a seemingly happy marriage. It is told in the first person by Rachel and in flashbacks we learn about her background, which explains her need for love but we are told nothing of David’s childhood to explain his behaviour as he secretly sniffs drugs, launders money and deals with some pretty dodgy characters. It is a gripping story with a suggestion of a satisfactory conclusion. ~ Sarah Broadhurst

If you like Rebecca Whitney you might also like to read books by Gillian Flynn, Sophie Hannah and Louise Doughty.

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Synopsis

The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney

Who can she trust If she can't trust herself? Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business ...They have everything. However, control, not love, fuels their relationship and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. When Rachel kills a man in a hit and run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack. Destroying all evidence of the accident, David insists they continue as normal. Rachel though is racked with guilt and as her behaviour becomes increasingly self-destructive she not only inflames David's darker side, but also uncovers her own long-suppressed memories of shame. Can Rachel confront her past and atone for her terrible crime? Not if her husband has anything to do with it ...A startling, dark and audacious novel set in and around the Brighton streets, The Liar's Chair will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page has been turned. A stunning psychological portrait of a woman in a toxic marriage, Rebecca Whitney's debut will show that sometimes the darkest shadow holds the truth you have been hiding from ...'A twist-filled tour of a marriage made in hell' Peter Swanson *Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard*

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About the Author

Rebecca Whitney studied Creative Arts at Nottingham Trent University. After working for a record company she switched to film production, moving up from tea girl to producer, and making music videos and documentaries. Since relocating to Brighton, she has completed the Creative Writing Certificate at Sussex University, and now lives and writes by the sea with her husband and two children. Follow Rebecca: @RebeccaJWhitney

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Book Info

Publication date

27th August 2015

Author

Rebecca Whitney

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Author's Website

www.rebeccawhitney.co.uk/
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Publisher

Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Format

Paperback
320 pages
Interest Age: From 18 years

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
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ISBN

9781447265849

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