Who's Lying Now?

by Susan Lewis

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LoveReading Expert Review of Who's Lying Now?

Someone is missing. Someone is lying. Who knows the truth? Suspicion, doubt, passion and fear take centre-stage in this captivatingly tense crime drama.

Emotions are running high in the coastal town of Kesterly-on-Sea. It’s the height of a pandemic; an important friendship is in tatters and more than one marriage hangs in the balance. But for high-flying couple Jeannie and Guy Symonds, life couldn’t be sweeter. Until 6 January 2021 - the day Jeannie mysteriously disappears.

Fans of Susan Lewis won’t be disappointed, those new to her books will be sucked right in. This is a novel that exudes suspense, sexual tension and a cast of perfectly developed characters who all have their own stories to tell and secrets to hide. With each chapter comes a new revelation or encounter that has you questioning what you know and who you believe, who you are rooting for and who you are slowly beginning to mistrust. This is page-turning, nail-biting stuff! Thankfully, Trainee Investigator, Cara Jakes, and Detective Andee Lawrence – a much-loved figure from Lewis’ earlier novels – are on hand to help us unravel the truth. The camaraderie between the newbie detective and Lawrence, along with various other female relationships in the novel, adds real warmth to this otherwise bleak world. A world in which the mistakes of the past are never forgotten and negative childhood experiences are woven into the very fabric of our futures. Who’s Lying Now? is a piece of wonderfully crafted crime fiction – but it also captures the very real world inhabited by us all in pandemic times. Add it to your reading list!

Lindsay Quayle

Who's Lying Now? Synopsis

You think you’re safe.

You think you know your neighbours.

But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?

Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.

And then one day, she vanishes.

Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is determined to find out what has really happened to Jeannie. Cara begins to question the residents of this close-knit community, sure that someone has a secret to hide.

But how can she separate the truth from the lies?

About This Edition

ISBN: 9780008471811
Publication date: 14th April 2022
Author: Susan Lewis
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 496 pages
Primary Genre Modern and Contemporary Fiction
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Who's Lying Now? Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

A wonderful intriguing mysterious rollercoaster of a book, it’s absolutely brilliant, unputdownable

Wow another brilliant book by Susan Lewis. It’s an exceptionally well written book with many twists and turns with so many interesting characters. The story is centred on the disappearance of a publisher Jeannie whose married to Guy a consultant, the impact that it has on her family and friends.It also makes you wonder how many of us have secrets and what the outcome can be when they’re unravelled and the effect it can have on families. I also liked the idea that this storyline was based during the Covid lockdown and the problems that came with it. I would highly recommend this book as I was drawn from the opening page as it was unputdownable.

Bethan Davies

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'Lewis's book has you by the collar from page one. You just don't want it to stop. Relatable characters and an unusual, intriguing plot, she kept me guessing to the last' Hilary Boyd

'An intriguing read that drew me in from the very beginning. It combines heartfelt family drama with a gripping plot. The characters are expertly drawn ... Susan has done a brilliant job of weaving her research seamlessly into the novel' Julie Corbin

'I was hooked by the suspenseful plotting, depth of character and legal backdrop. This is a deep book which I greatly enjoyed. Rather like an appetite-wetting five course meal with a surprise menu' Jane Corry

'Rich, seamless and masterful storytelling with so many 'oh my god' twisty moments... Absolute genius. I was totally gripped' Rebecca Thornton

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'A gripping read' Bella

'A gripping and compelling tale of justice and forgiveness' The Courier

'A compelling, timely mystery' Lisa Ballantyne

'My Lies, Your Lies has gone straight to the top of my favourite Susan reads.

Full of drama, intrigue with so many twists and turns, I promise you'll be surprised and captivated right to the end' Carmel Harrington

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About Susan Lewis

Susan Lewis  is the internationally bestselling author of over forty books across the genres of family drama, thriller, suspense and crime. She is also the author of Just One More Day and One Day at a Time, the moving memoirs of her childhood in Bristol during the 1960s. Following periods of living in Los Angeles and the South of France, she currently lives in Gloucestershire with her husband, James and mischievous dogs, Coco and Lulu. Author photo © Anthony Thompson    

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