Today I am so thrilled to be sharing my my review on the blog tour for The Liar’s Sister. This was released on the 25th of September published by Bookouture.
The Liar’s Sister by Sarah A. Denzil
Release Date: 25th of September
Format: Kindle Edition
Print Length: 290 pages
Genre: Psychological Thriller
A SHOCKING DISAPPEARANCE. A VILLAGE FULL OF SECRETS.
Ten years ago, a boy named Samuel Murray went missing from the quiet village of Buckthorpe and was never seen again.
Rosie Sharpe cried over her missing friend for weeks after.
But her little sister Heather knows that Rosie’s tears hide the truth.
Because the night Samuel was last seen, Heather watched her older sister climbing back through the window of their childhood bedroom. Her jacket torn, her eyes wild and her body trembling with fear.
Heather never told anyone what she saw, but secrets can’t stay buried forever…
A decade later, Rosie and Heather return to the home they grew up in when their mother falls ill. But when their house is ransacked and they receive a threatening note, it becomes clear that someone in the close-knit village doesn’t want them there.
When Heather finally confronts her sister about what really happened on the dark, rainy night Samuel vanished, Rosie’s version of the truth is more shocking than she could ever have imagined. But can she trust her sister? And who broke into their house that night? As the lies of the past begin to unravel, they have the power to put the lives of both women in terrible danger…
This twist-filled, page-turning psychological thriller from the million-copy-bestselling author of Silent Child will keep you hooked until the final, jaw-dropping pages. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors and The Girl on the Train.
Sarah has done it again! This book is a ripper! Gripped right from the start, I couldn’t race through the pages fast enough to see how this was all going unfold. It has everything that you want in a psychological thriller and more. Be prepared to be hooked and buckle up, as Sarah takes you on a wild ride that is full of twists and turns that don’t stop until the unexpected thrilling conclusion.
Sarah has created a chilling and intricate, tale that is told from the perspective of two sisters Rosie and Heather. Alternating from each ones persepctive over different timelines, we see Heather wanting to get to the bottom of what really happened the night Samual disappeared, while Rosie tries to keep what she witnessed that night buried. But not all secrets can be kept buried and as the story progresses each one is unraveled leading to the most shocking of all jaw dropping revelations.
The characters are very well developed and are brought to life through the pages perfectly. I really resonated with both Rosie and Heather and could feel both of their pain, not only over what happened to Samuel but also dealing with death of their mother and judgement of the small minded townsfolk. I really like how this story was not just a mystery but also about family and after having been estranged for so long, we get a really great insight in to how the events of the past have changed them into the women they have become in the present while they try and rebuild and repair the bond they once shared as sisters.
This is a slow burn, but not in a way where you are wanting it to move along. It is done to build tension, which Sarah does really well here and she gives you just enough throughout to keep you wanting more and more and more!…It is emotive, pulls at the heartstrings, is captivating, engaging, thought provoking and completely addictive, which is all encapsulated through brilliant writing. This is a first class psychological thriller and a five star read that I can not recommend highly enough!
Having only been introduced to Sarah’s work this year, this is only the second book I have read of hers, but she is one that is now on my radar and I am looking forward to many more books to come from her.
Thank-you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Sarah A. Denzil for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Liar’s Sister which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
The Liar’s Sister Blog Tour
Follow the tour along the way to see what these fabulous bloggers also thought of The Liar’s Sister.
Special thank-you to Noelle Holten from Bookouture for the spot on this blog tour.
About Sarah A. Denzil
Sarah A. Denzil is a British suspense writer from Derbyshire. In her alternative life–AKA Sarah Dalton–she writes speculative fiction for teenagers, including The Blemished, Mary Hades and White Hart.
Sarah lives in Yorkshire with her partner, enjoying the scenic countryside and rather unpredictable weather.
Saving April, Sarah’s debut suspense thriller, is a psychological look into the minds of the people around us who we rarely even consider – our neighbours. What do we really know about them, and what goes on when the doors are closed?
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