The Friend Who Lied – Rachel Amphlett


What she doesn’t know might kill her…

Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life.

As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret.

Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive.

And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth.

Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies?


USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Kay Hunter British detective series, the Dan Taylor espionage novels, the English Spy Mysteries featuring Eva Delacourt, and a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Rachel is a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold, being sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.


This is the first book I have read by Rachel Amphlett and is a standalone psychological thriller.

Lisa Ashton wakes up in hospital with the horrific realisation that in order for her to be alive someone has died.  Her last memories before waking in hospital is celebrating her birthday with her best friends in an Escape Room and now one of them is dead and the others seem to be avoiding her.

Determined to work out how her friend died and what happened in the Escape Room, Lisa starts to dig deeper into her surviving friends stories and uncovers some frightening truths.

Told through alternating character voices, The Friend Who Lied is a fast paced thriller with snappy chapters and intriguing characters.  Full of twists and turns, secrets and lies this story is gripping and keeps the reader guessing throughout.


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