I am delighted to be part of the #blogtour for Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid and my thanks to Anne Cater of #RandomThingsTours for inviting me and for my copy of the book.
About the book:
They have it all. And they’ll do anything to keep it that way.
Sixteen years ago, at an elite boarding school secluded in the English countryside, best friends Nancy, Georgia and Lila did something unspeakable.
Their secret forged an unbreakable bond between them, a bond of silence. But now, in their thirties, one of them wants to talk.
One word and everything could be ruined: their lives, their careers, their relationships. It’s up to Georgia to call a crisis dinner. – she knows there’s nothing that can’t be resolved by three courses in her immaculate kitchen.
But the evening does not go as planned.
Three women walk in to the dinner, but only two will leave.
Murder isn’t so difficult the second time around…
Gripping and unputdownable, Perfect Liars tells the story of a group of friends bound by their dark pasts and their desperate need to keep their secrets hidden from the world around them. How far would you go to protect the life you’ve built?
For fans of The Girlfriend and Liane Moriarty’s Big Little Lies as well as TV hits Doctor Foster and The Replacement.
My Review: As a huge fan of psychological twisty thrillers, I was really excited to read Perfect Liars by Rebecca Reid as the blurb above really appealed to my inner dark side and I was NOT disappointed.
This is one of those books that instantly hooks you from the opening chapter and actually doesn’t let you go until the end. Three women (all pretty shallow, unlikable and at times behave completely diabolically) have been “friends”, and I use that term very loosely, since childhood and now in their thirties have reunited at a crisis dinner because something is threatening to bring up their past.
I love books that have alternating characters tell a story and especially when we are taken back to the girls school days at Boarding School. The author skilfully weaves a tale, taking the reader on a journey and allowing us to slowly discover the secret the girls are trying to hide and what has happened to make them the women they are today.
If you enjoy your books with unreliable and unlikable characters, a murder, lots of twists and turns, then I would definitely recommend PERFECT LIARS.
About the Author: Rebecca is a freelance journalist. She is a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section, works for Metro Online and has written for Marie Claire, the Guardian, the Saturday Telegraph, the Independent, Stylist, Glamour, the iPaper, the Guardian, Indy100, LOOK and the New Statesmen amongst others. Rebecca is a regular contributor to Sky News and ITV’s This Morning as well as appearing on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour, LBC, BBC News 24 and the BBC World Service to discuss her work.
She graduated from Royal Holloway’s Creative Writing MA in 2015 and Perfect Liars is her debut novel.
Rebecca lives in North London with her husband.