Lie With Me

Lie With Me : The gripping crime suspense thriller for 2023 from the Sunday Times bestselling author - a Richard & Judy Bookclub Pick

3.72 (11,754 ratings by Goodreads)
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3.72 (11,754 ratings by Goodreads)

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The truth is, we all tell lies... take a deep breath and get ready for the most twisty, tense and unsettling book of the summer.

'If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over. There are very few books in this world that are impossible to put down. Lie With Me is one of them.' Tony Parsons

It starts with a lie. The kind we've all told - to a former acquaintance we can't quite place but still, for some reason, feel the need to impress. The story of our life, embellished for the benefit of the happily married lawyer with the kids and the lovely home.

And the next thing you know, you're having dinner at their house, and accepting an invitation to join them on holiday - swept up in their perfect life, the kind you always dreamed of...

Which turns out to be less than perfect. But by the time you're trapped and sweating in the relentless Greek sun, burning to escape the tension all around you - by the time you start to realise that, however painful the truth might be, it's the lies that cause the real damage...

... well, by then, it could just be too late.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 154 x 234 x 23mm | 404g
  • Mulholland Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781473608344
  • 601,570

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Brilliantly executed - I loved every page . Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go
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Brilliantly executed - I loved every page. -- Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go A sizzling tale of deceit, betrayal and entrapment that is extraordinarily well-crafted and utterly gripping - a stunning summer read * Daily Mail * A perfect thriller: clever, classy and shocking. I read it in one day. -- Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said I doubt there will be a better beach read out this summer * Daily Express * An unsettling, disturbing but utterly brilliant, gripping read with a terrific twist * Sunday Mirror * A dark and well-plotted psychological thriller. -- Sebastian Faulks If you've had a hole in your literary life since finishing Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this is the book to fill it * Grazia * Tightly plotted and taut with psychological suspense, I couldn't put down this gripping novel. In my mind, Lie With Me is set to be one of this summer's biggest hits. -- Lucy Clarke, author of Last Seen Ingenious plotting, fine characterisation and assured pacing * The Sunday Times * Enormous fun, a psychological thriller worthy of Ruth Rendell or Patricia Highsmith.... The way the narration keeps us guessing is masterly * Guardian * A clever, engaging thriller to frantically binge-read as the tension mounts and all the subtle clues that Durrant has skilfully hidden begin to reveal themselves * Red Magazine * The word-perfect portrait of character leading to disaster, the unfurling dread, the ingenious plotting... I feel sick with envy that I didn't write it myself. -- Alex Marwood, author of The Darkest Secret I was intrigued, unsettled and utterly engrossed from the very first beautifully written and intelligently constructed -- Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us Grabs you from the first page and never lets you go. If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over. -- Tony Parsons, author of The Murder Bag Simmering with menace, and with a blisteringly taut and twisted plot. Simply superb. -- Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin I absolutely loved it: claustrophobic, gripping, and beautifully written with a growing sense of foreboding until the unexpected, final twist. -- Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters Tense, darkly funny and morally complex. I wished Lie With Me wouldn't end. -- Tamar Cohen, author of When She Was Bad An exceptional novel that seduced me from the first page and tightened its grip with every chapter. I'm not sure it has released me even now. -- Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You A compelling, clever, claustrophobic read with a brilliantly executed anti-hero - I loved Lie With Me! -- Angela Clarke, author of Follow Me A tremendously engrossing, unnerving story...delivers suspense from the outset and dark jokes and surprises throughout -- Mark Lawson I was absolutely hooked...Sabine builds up the sense of unease with unbelievable finesse. This book simply sings -- Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You Amid all the lies, one inalienable truth - Durrant has written a clever and totally gripping thriller. -- T.R. Richmond, author of What She Left It is so skilfully done - Domestic Noir at its very finest. -- Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo Devilishly dark and addictive -- Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made Compelling and thrilling * Stylist * An undercurrent of tension and sense of growing unease made me keep on turning the pages in this psychological thriller with a difference...and a killer twist * Woman & Home * A clever, duplicitous thriller that racks up the tension * Red Magazine * Fast becoming one of our favourites, Sabine Durrant writes clever, compelling thrillers * Good Housekeeping * There are shades of The Talented Mr Ripley in this atmospheric new psychological thriller... It's not easy to come up with something that truly takes the reader by surprise, but this twisted tale keeps you guessing right to the dark, rather wonderful end * Heat * A brilliantly executed psycho-thriller - you'll stay up all night -- India Knight A chilling, elegantly written, top-drawer psychological thriller * Irish Independent * Gripping...shows how a life of selfishness and deceit can condemn a person in later life. -- Daisy Goodwin * Daily Mail * Clever... twists all along the way * The Times * Praise for Sabine Durrant * . * Alternating between Lizzie's narrative and Zach's diary, it's splendidly creepy, with plenty of paranoia -- Guardian Fresh and compelling prose, packed with twists. A treat. -- Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin Durrant's debut, UNDER YOUR SKIN, was among the best of the wave of psychological thrillers that appeared in the wake of Gone Girl's success. REMEMBER ME THIS WAY is better still...An elegant, quietly chilling illustration of the ways in which lovers blind themselves to reality * Mail on Sunday * Grips immediately... Durrant sustains the mystery throughout and offers a clever resolution * The Times * This is one super-disturbing psychological thriller * Woman & Home * Spellbindingly dark and intense drama * Heat * When a thriller leaves you looking over your shoulder, it's a sign the author's doing something right. In fact Durrant doesn't put a foot wrong with this assured and deeply unsettling chiller... Superb * Sunday Mirror *
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About Sabine Durrant

Sabine Durrant is the author of three psychological thrillers, Under Your Skin, Remember Me This Way and Lie With Me, a Richard & Judy Bookclub selection and Sunday Times paperback bestseller. Her previous novels are Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.
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3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 39% (4,597)
3 27% (3,214)
2 8% (903)
1 3% (317)
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