Lie Beside Me : A Novel
He's lying next to you. He's not breathing. . . . And the killer might have been you. Detective Chief Inspector Jonah Sheens is on the trail in this explosive crime novel from the acclaimed author of She Lies in Wait and Watching from the Dark. "Secrets and self-sabotage abound in this gripping psychological thriller."--The Guardian Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy--but she suspects she's done something bad. She rolls over toward her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved. But it's not Niall lying beside her. In fact, she's never seen this man before. And he's not breathing. . . . As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it's clear to Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect--though they soon find she's not the only one with something to hide. Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again? In this gripping novel, a young woman finds that trying to make sense of her life's bad choices might prove the most dangerous reckoning there is.
- Paperback | 368 pages
- 132 x 203 x 20.32mm | 567g
- 06 Jul 2021
- Random House USA Inc
- Random House Trade Paperbacks
- New York, United States
"Secrets and self-sabotage abound in this gripping psychological thriller."--The Guardian "An intensely satisfying mystery . . . Full of corkscrew twists and subtle turns, this third novel confirms [Gytha] Lodge as a gifted writer."--The Daily Mail "Supremely readable . . . It gripped me from the first page and kept me turning the pages long into the night. Gytha Lodge is a consummate storyteller."--Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said / She Said "A killer premise, razor-sharp writing, and twists to die for--what more could you possibly want? Gytha Lodge is a brilliant storyteller, and Lie Beside Me is easily her best yet. I hope this series never ends."--Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin at the End "In small, clever, fast-paced chapters, Lodge's engaging narrative shares the different viewpoints of her characters, most of whom appear to have something to hide. . . . [Readers] will be totally satisfied with the major turnaround ending."--Booklist "This twist-riddled whodunit is certain to keep readers guessing."--Publishers Weekly
About Gytha Lodge
Gytha Lodge is the author of She Lies in Wait and Watching from the Dark. She studied English at Cambridge University and received an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia.