Sabine Durrant’s latest novel is a brilliantly constructed psychological thriller that kept me guessing all the way through. It’s well worth your time.
Lie with Me follows Paul, a professional writer, and one of the most horrible characters in literature to date – every conversation with Paul is a battle he must win, filled with subtle barbs and pointed comments designed to establish his own supremacy. He’s also a pathological liar. Kind of like a malevolent version of Alan Partridge without the humour.
After Paul meets an old university friend, and falls in with a widow called Alice, they all head to Greece with their families for a holiday – where nothing is quite what it seems, and everyone is lying about something.
Throw into the mix a missing girl and an almost forgotten crime, and you’ll find yourself inside one of the most absorbing plots I can remember. Each new revelation adds a new layer of intrigue until Durrant ties it all together in satisfying fashion.
Everything in here is a winner – memorable characters, vicious dialogue, and plotlines that keep you guessing to the very end.
Yep, this book is a rare thing indeed: a thriller that actually thrills. Highly recommended.
So what do you think? Have you read it? Did you like it? Would you recommend it?
Let me know in the comments!