The Lies We Tell – Niki Mackay (Madison Attallee #2)


Miriam Jackson is a famous radio presenter. Married to a successful film director, she has created the perfect life for herself.

Then her daughter goes missing.

Miriam is desperate to find her before her husband finds out and her perfect life crumbles around her. So she calls the only person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, who has just solved the biggest case of her career.

Can Madison find Miriam’s daughter? And will Miriam share the truth about her past?


Niki Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School, and it turned out she wasn’t very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, and won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism.


The Lies We Tell is the second book in the Madison Attallee series (I, Witness is the first) and whilst it can be read as a standalone I always recommend reading the previous books in the series first so you get to know the main characters and their background and Madison is one character I really think everyone should get to know properly.

Miriam is a local radio presenter, married to a famous Hollywood film producer, Nick with one teenage daughter Tabitha.  When Tabitha goes missing whilst Nick is in the USA Miriam calls the police but they can’t do much as Tabitha is 16 and seems to have packed a bag, so Madison Attallee is instructed as a Private Investigator to find her missing daughter.

The Lies We Tell is narrated by several of the main characters; Madison, Miriam and a young girl called Ruby.  Each voice is authentic, powerful and believable and each chapter takes the reader deeper and deeper into the story.

The subject matter is DARK and DISTURBING and may be upsetting for readers, but at all times it is dealt with sensitivity.  Another well written, gripping thriller from Niki Mackay and thoroughly recommended by me.


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