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A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone
  

A Suitable Lie

Thriller / Suspense   Crime / Mystery   Family Drama   Relationship Stories   
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Unsettling, thought-provoking, and absolutely riveting. He's not even 30, yet Andy is a widower, he has a young son and a loving support network around him. When Andy meets Anna, he can’t believe that he will get a second chance at love and rushes into marriage. However he finds lies and secrets can turn inside out, trip up the unwary, cause mayhem, and change lives. The prologue sent a wave of shock scudding through me, it twisted my thoughts and set my mind on high alert. Michael J. Malone steps into an uncomfortable and distressing subject and makes it relatable, accessible, real. I felt I could reach out and touch the characters, as though they could be someone I knew, someone I cared about. Encouraging supposition to flip on its head and allowing suspicion to creep in and linger, ‘A Suitable Lie’ is a challenging and clever read. ~ Liz Robinson

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A Suitable Lie by Michael J. Malone

Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she's his perfect match ...and she loves his son like he is her own. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything. A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland's finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them...

Reviews

'Michael Malone has twisted the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape, creating a story that, with its bristling unease and subtle acts of sadism, feels all too real. This is domestic noir at its very darkest’ Eva Dolan

‘Emotionally intelligent and engaging’ Caro Ramsay

‘A dark and unnerving psychological thriller that draws you deep into the lives of the characters and refuses to let go’ Caroline Mitchell

‘A chilling tale of the unexpected that journeys right into the dark heart of domesticity’ Marnie Riches

'A story that I won't forget in a hurry. Malone is a massive talent ... get on board now…’ Luca Veste

About the Author

Michael J. Malone

Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns' country, just a stone's throw from the great man's cottage in Ayr. Well, a stone thrown by a catapult. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. His career as a poet has also included a (very) brief stint as the Poet-In-Residence for an adult gift shop. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize (judge: Alex Gray) from the Scottish Association of Writers.Other published work includes: Carnegie's Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; and Beyond the Rage. His poetry includes: In The Raw, Running Threads and Lip Synch. Michael is a regular reviewer for the hugely popular crime fiction website www.crimesquad.com. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller.

Author photo © Bob McDevitt

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Book Info

Publication date

15th September 2016

Author

Michael J. Malone

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Publisher

Orenda Books

Format

Paperback
300 pages

Categories

Thriller / Suspense
Crime / Mystery
Family Drama
Relationship Stories

Thriller / suspense
Crime & mystery
Romance

ISBN

9781910633496

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