TLC Book Tour – The Lying Room by Nicci French

Kicking off the month with a book tour!

Thanks to William Morrow and TLC Book Tours for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review

THE LYING ROOM – Nicci French (Released Yesterday)

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The Lying Room cover

Book Description:

In this thrilling standalone from the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, a married woman’s affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he’s been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence.

One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer.

It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel.

After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul’s life—and death—Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can’t get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting?

An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It’s brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve’s worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal—and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn’t the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who’s about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair….


My Thoughts: 4/5 stars

I’ve read a few books from Nicci French’s Frieda Klein series and really enjoyed them. THE LYING ROOM is a new standalone book and it was a really fun and twisty ride. The authors bring us on a crazy ride that shows us just how complicated the web gets once you start to lie. Weaving new stories, new explanations – one lie can spiral out of control.

Neve Connolly has a secret. She’s been having an affair with her boss, Saul. She’s been meticulous about keeping the details straight and not giving any hint to her busy husband or her children. Neve goes to meet Saul the morning after and she comes across a murder scene. Terrified that she could become a suspect and have her dirty secret come to light, she immediately begins to clean away all traces of herself from his life. After she leaves the scene she has that nagging thought in the back her mind – did she forget anything?

With DCI Alastair Hitching on the case they are brought to Neve’s front door. The lies continue and the web continues to grow more complicated. Can she keep her stories straight and spare her husband and children from knowing of her deception? This one moved really quick and I read it in two sittings. Lots of suspense and lots of twists. I would highly recommend this for your fall TBR.

Nicci French AP Photo by Johnny Ring

Photo by Johnny Ring

About the Authors:

Nicci French is the pseudonym of English wife-and-husband team Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. Their acclaimed novels of psychological suspense have sold more than 8 million copies around the world.

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Where to Purchase a Copy:

HarperCollins | Amazon | Barnes & Noble

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