A few little lies never hurt anyone. Right?
Paul has a plan. He has a vision of a better future, and he’s going to make it happen.
If it means hiding or exaggerating a few things here and there, no harm done.
But when he charms his way on to a family holiday…
And finds himself trapped among tensions and emotions he doesn’t understand…
By the time he starts to realise that however painful the truth is, it’s the lies that cause the real damage…
Well, by then, it might just be too late.
From the author of Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way, Sabine Durrant. The dazzling new must-read for all fans of The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, and The Widow.
My Review: I read this following the recommendations from fellow readers on my bookclub as many had put this in their top 10 books of 2016.
Having spent the past day devouring each page and trying to get out of socialising with the family just so I can read it is confirmation that this is a brilliant book.
Clever, tense and deeply unsettling Lie With Me is narrated by Paul, a 42 year old man who has spent his life using people for his own gratification both financially and sexually. I assume that many readers will find him deplorable and unsympathetic but worryingly I was enthralled by him and actually rather like him.
This book is, in my opinion, a perfect psychological thriller and I look forward to reading more from this author
About the Author: Sabine Durrant is a former assistant editor of The Guardian and a former literary editor at The Sunday Times whose feature writing has appeared in numerous British national newspapers and magazines. She is currently a magazine profile writer for The Sunday Telegraph and a contributor to The Guardian’s family section. She lives in south London with her partner, sportswriter Giles Smith, and their three children.
Lie With Me – Published by Mulholland Books July 2016