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Friday, 24 February 2017

P R E S S R E L E A S E Bestseller lie with me Sabine Durrant blog tour

Press Release Sunday Times 


lie with me

Sabine Durrant

Published in paperback and ebook by Mulholland Books, priced £7.99

the truth is  we all tell lies

“A novel boasting ingenious plotting, fine characterisation & assured pacing

The Sunday Times

A fast moving and well-crafted thriller, perfect for the beach. What's more, the characters in this novel are frighteningly realistic…” Prima Magazine

“Riveting” Vogue

Paul Morris is running out of money, friends and second chances. His literary success of his early 20s is now a distant memory and his new relationship might be his last hope of happiness.

Alice is not like any of the women he's pursued in the past: wealthy, lonely, driven and with links to the heady days of his youth. When Alice invites Paul to her holiday home in Greece with friends and family, he decides to do whatever it takes to make the romance stick.

But the summer is not the idyll he had planned: members of the party seem far from happy about Paul’s presence and soon the pool becomes a tableau of tension and unspoken grudges.

To further aggravate the situation, ten years ago, a thirteen-year-old girl went missing on the island, and now a fresh sighting and another attack unsettle the long hot days. It soon becomes apparent that Paul is not the only person with an agenda... and his dreams of a life worth living may yet turn into a nightmare he cannot escape.

Sabine Durrant is the author of two psychological thrillers, Under Your Skin and Remember Me This Way. Her previous novels are Having It and Eating It and The Great Indoors, and two books for teenage girls, Cross Your Heart, Connie Pickles and Ooh La La! Connie Pickles. She is a former features editor of the Guardian and a former literary editor at the Sunday Times, and her writing has appeared in many national newspapers and magazines. She lives in south London with her partner and their three children.

Praise for Lie With Me:

Brilliantly executed - I loved every page. (Clare Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go)

A sizzling tale of deceit, betrayal and entrapment that is extraordinarily well-crafted and utterly gripping - a stunning summer read (Daily Mail)

The word-perfect portrait of character leading to disaster, the unfurling dread, the ingenious plotting... I feel sick with envy that I didn't write it myself. (Alex Marwood, author of The Darkest Secret)

An unsettling, disturbing but utterly brilliant, gripping read with a terrific twist (Sunday Mirror)

I was intrigued, unsettled and utterly engrossed from the very first beautifully written and intelligently constructed (Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us)

Ingenious plotting, fine characterisation and assured pacing (The Sunday Times)

Grabs you from the first page and never lets you go. If, like me, you have been longing for a psycho-thriller of genius since you finished Gone Girl, then the wait is finally over. (Tony Parsons, author of The Murder Bag)

Enormous fun, a psychological thriller worthy of Ruth Rendell or Patricia Highsmith.... The way the narration keeps us guessing is masterly (Guardian)

A perfect thriller: clever, classy and shocking. I read it in one day. (Erin Kelly, author of The Poison Tree)

Simmering with menace, and with a blisteringly taut and twisted plot. Simply superb. (Sarah Hilary, author of Someone Else's Skin)

clever, engaging thriller to frantically binge-read as the tension mounts and all the subtle clues that Durrant has skilfully hidden begin to reveal themselves (Red Magazine)

I absolutely loved it: claustrophobic, gripping, and beautifully written with a growing sense of foreboding until the unexpected, final twist. (Claire Douglas, author of The Sisters)

Tense, darkly funny and morally complex. I wished Lie With Me wouldn't end. (Tamar Cohen, author of When She Was Bad)

An exceptional novel that seduced me from the first page and tightened its grip with every chapter. I'm not sure it has released me even now. (Claire Kendal, author of The Book of You)

compelling, clever, claustrophobic read with a brilliantly executed anti-hero - I loved Lie With Me! (Angela Clarke, author of Follow Me)

tremendously engrossing, unnerving story...delivers suspense from the outset and dark jokes and surprises throughout (Mark Lawson)

I was absolutely hooked...Sabine builds up the sense of unease with unbelievable finesse. This book simply sings (Jenny Blackhurst, author of How I Lost You)

Amid all the lies, one inalienable truth - Durrant has written a clever and totally gripping thriller. (T.R. Richmond, author of What She Left)

Tightly plotted and taut with psychological suspense, I couldn't put down this gripping novel. In my mind, Lie With Me is set to be one of this summer's biggest hits. (Lucy Clarke, author of The Sea Sisters)

It is so skilfully done - Domestic Noir at its very finest. (Julia Crouch, author of Cuckoo)

Devilishly dark and addictive (Paula Daly, author of The Mistake I Made)

If you've had a hole in your literary life since finishing Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, this is the book to fill it (Grazia)

I doubt there will be a better beach read out this summer (Daily Express)

Compelling and thrilling (Stylist)

An undercurrent of tension and sense of growing unease made me keep on turning the pages in this psychological thriller with a difference...and a killer twist (Woman & Home)

A clever, duplicitous thriller that racks up the tension (Red Magazine)

Fast becoming one of our favourites, Sabine Durrant writes clever, compelling thrillers (Good Housekeeping)

There are shades of The Talented Mr Ripley in this atmospheric new psychological thriller... It's not easy to come up with something that truly takes the reader by surprise, but this twisted tale keeps you guessing right to the dark, rather wonderful end (Heat)

A brilliantly executed psycho-thriller - you'll stay up all night (India Knight)

chilling, elegantly written, top-drawer psychological thriller (Irish Independent)

Gripping...shows how a life of selfishness and deceit can condemn a person in later life. (Daisy Goodwin Daily Mail)

Clever... twists all along the way (The Times)

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