The Lying Room (PDF)

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The Lying Room Read & Download × 104 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 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 affai. EXCERPT he was lying on his back and he was dead Somehow she d never even known the meaning of being dead until she saw those open eyes They weren t staring eyes They were just things now open and exposed His mouth was also gaping open as if in vast unending surprise His head was framed by a pool of blood dark red smooth His face looked dead but every bit of his body looked dead as well His arms and legs were splayed in unnatural positions His right elbow was caught under his body which made his hand stick up It was as if he was half way through the process of turning over It looked uncomfortable and Neve felt an impulse to make him comfortable to pull the arm free like when they had been entangled in bed together sweating out of breath and she helped him ease his hand from under her bare back ABOUT THIS BOOK 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 terre still heady with her perfume all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravelAfter 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 uestion what was she forgettingAn 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 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 affairMY THOUGHTS I loved this book I loved the characters and the plot and the fact that I had absolutely no idea who killed Saul let alone why The authors perceptively portray a marriage that is worn around the edges and all the problems that accompany two people who love each other but find the distance between them increasing as all the problems of day to day life seem to take precedence Neve is the wife the mother the worker the friend who is always there for everyone Fletcher is a struggling artist resentful of his popular successful wife who appears to float through life uite effortlessly And Saul is the man who sees Neve for who she really is who sees her struggles and makes her feel alive again The Lying Room is about making choices and the conseuences of those choices This is a tautly plotted thriller with plenty of twists and a palpable air of tension from beginning to end The characterisation is superb There is not one predictable moment in this book I loved it TheLyingRoom NetGalley THE AUTHORS Nicci Gerrard was born in June 1958 in Worcestershire After graduating with a first class honours degree in English Literature from Oxford University she began her first job working with emotionally disturbed children in Sheffield In that same year she married journalist Colin HughesIn the early eighties she taught English Literature in Sheffield London and Los Angeles but moved into publishing in 1985 with the launch of Women s Review a magazine for women on art literature and female issuesIn 1987 Nicci had a son Edgar followed by a daughter Anna in 1988 but a year later her marriage to Colin Hughes broke downIn 1989 she became acting literary editor at the New Statesman before moving to the Observer where she was deputy literary editor for five years and then a feature writer and executive editorIt was while she was at the New Statesman that she met Sean FrenchSean French was born in May 1959 in Bristol to a British father and Swedish mother He too studied English Literature at Oxford University at the same time as Nicci also graduating with a first class degree but their paths didn t cross until 1990 In 1981 he won Vogue magazine s Writing Talent Contest and from 1981 to 1986 he was their theatre critic During that time he also worked at the Sunday Times as deputy literary editor and television critic and was the film critic for Marie Claire and deputy editor of New SocietySean and Nicci were married in Hackney in October 1990 Their daughters Hadley and Molly were born in 1991 and 1993By the mid nineties Sean had had two novels published The Imaginary Monkey and The Dreamer of Dreams as well as numerous non fiction books including biographies of Jane Fonda and Brigitte BardotDISCLOSURE Thank you to Simon and Schuster UK via Netgalley for providing a digital ARC of The Lying Room by Nicci French All opinions expressed in this review are entirely my own personal opinions For an explanation of my rating system please refer to my Goodreadscom profile page or the about page on sandysbookadaywordpresscom This review and others are also published on Twitter and my webpage

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The Lying Room Read & Download × 104 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 li. I am DNFing at 37% because ohhhhhmygahhhhhhh I so don t careThanks Nicci French I ve loved you guys other books but I ll see myself out

review ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ´ Nicci French

The Lying Room Read & Download × 104 Es she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravelAfter 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 uestion what was she forgettingAn investigation into the slaying could provide the answer It’s brought Detective. Subversion The Lying Room is a compelling thriller full of suspense and clever complicity to keep you guessing who the killer is and how the main suspect although innocent navigates her own guilty situation Neve Connolly is in her forties a wife and mother with three children The last number of years have been a strain with various family problems and a depressed husband When events forged the prospect for Neve to embark on an affair with her new boss Saul Stevenson she took the step and sought some pleasure for herself An affair that was exhilarating passionate and reckless was played out mainly in his apartment in the city for which she held a key After having spent an evening together Saul texts Neve early the next morning asking for one moment together before he goes off on a business tripIn the short time between the phone call and Neve arriving at the apartment Saul has been murdered and as she looks at the dead body with the murder weapon beside him she realises there are traces of her all over the flat The dilemma is tantalisingly balanced should she report the murder to the police and explain her involvement with Saul and deal with all the family repercussions that will inevitably flow Or clean the flat to remove all traces of her and pretend she was never there or involved with him What had started as an affair had become death and she was at the centre of it along with an unknown killer who may or may not know her involvement with SaulThe plot is fabulously drawn with an intricately woven web of lies that spiral into deeper and deeper complexity which excel in this thriller The mental rollercoaster of Neve trying to remember what she had said previously how she should respond to uestions from her colleagues friends and family how she should act and how to protect herself when information could be validated from other sources She had never understood how intricate and delicate the act of communication was how many clues and contexts there were Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching leads the investigation and possesses that searching stare that implies he knows when you re lying The engagement with DCI Hitching is one of the clever and enthralling aspects of the story how he doesn t forget information and asks those seemingly guiltless uestions that wrong foot a liar It was fascinating to observe the delicate interplay between Neve and him how she tried to prepare her reactions and responses so they don t look fabricated Meanwhile there is still the real killer out there who may be getting away with murder literally if Neve continues to be the main suspect and if the killer can add compelling evidence to her lies and cover ups then they are clear I really appreciated that Neve never lost focus on the real potential of going to prison and kept her guard up even though it wasn t a perfect story she was telling but the evidence was what the police really needed The drama circulating the evidence was very well plotted and the tension between Neve and the police and Neve and the killer were excellentWhile the writing has a wonderful descriptive uality it could have been cut down uite a bit to ensure a tighter momentum as I was regularly tempted to start rushing through particular sections to keep the pace high My only complaintI loved the concept of this novel and through the characters the authors unmasked all the worries deceit and panic that this plot provided I highly recommend this book and I d like to thank Simon and Schuster UK and NetGalley for providing me with an ARC version in return for an honest review


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    The Lying Room (PDF) This stand alone murder mystery from the writing duo Nicci French was an entertaining read At times darkly funny sometimes almost farcical it is the tale of a middle age married woman Neve Connolly who is summoned to the London flat of her lover Saul by a text only to find him horribly murdered To avoid being framed and to save her marriage she tries to cover up her affair but gradually finds herself telling and lies to the poli

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  • Paperback
  • 432
  • The Lying Room
  • Nicci French
  • English
  • 14 February 2018
  • 9780062676726