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The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic @Simon_Lelic @BerkleyPub #bookbestiesliarsroom #bookreview

Happy Tuesday bibliophiles!

Today is publication day for this intense and deliciously disturbing thriller! This was a group read and we all were definitely thrilled by this thriller! I go as far as to say this is a can’t miss!🖤

The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic

My Thoughts

This was a highly addictive intense read that made my heart race and my mind spin!

Wow! This was one thrilling verbal ping-pong match! An intense game full of thrills, chills, secrets, and lies! I felt as though I was on high alert this entire book, there is a definite sense of impending doom throughout this entire story… two liars, one room, and one fantastically disturbing tale!

Susanna is a counselor, and the book starts out with Adam a new patient entering her office for the first time… there is something familiar about Adam, but Suzanna cannot put her finger on it… as the therapy session progresses things start getting a little strange, and then a little disturbing, and then downright creepy…. when Adam shows Susanna a picture of her teenage daughter Emily, Susanna knows there is much more to this therapy session then… well therapy…. yikes, I get chills just thinking about it! Who is Adam? And what does he want with Susanna? And what has he done with her daughter? These were the questions spinning through my head throughout most of this book…. and try as hard as I might, I could not figure out the connection… oh I had theories and speculations, all of them wrong!

Boy oh boy this is one crazy ride that will keep you on pins and needle’s from first page to last…. I had no idea what I was in for when I pick this book up, but it definitely exceeded all my expectations! A story that will leave you a little unsettled, a little off balance, and a lot bewildered! Filled with unreliable, untrustworthy, and unlikable characters that will have you questioning everything….

This is the perfect thriller for the thriller lover it is dark, creepy, and disturbing… this book will screw with your mind and leave you reeling! absolutely recommend!

*** huge thank you to Berkley for my copy of this book ***

PS: before I wrote this review I was going to give this book four stars, but after this review I’m going to have to give it the full five, this is a story that really had it all!💫

About the Book

A new spine-tingling thriller from the author of The New Neighbors that takes place over the course of a therapy session, in which neither patient nor therapist are who they claim to be.

Two liars. One room. No way out.

Susanna Fenton has a secret. Fourteen years ago she left her identity behind, reinventing herself as a therapist and starting a new life. It was the only way to keep her daughter safe.

But when a young man, Adam Geraghty, walks into her office, claiming he needs Susanna’s help but asking unsettling questions, she begins to fear that her secret has been discovered.

Who is Adam, really? What does he intend to do to Susanna?

And what has he done to her daughter?

The Besties

Jennifer @ Tarheel Reader

Holly @ Dressed to Read

Mackenzie @ PhDiva

Kendall

Be sure to check out the rest of the girls reviews!

Book friends are the best friends!

Berit☀️✨

Posted in Blog Tour

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola @Anna_Mazz @annecater #bookreview #randomthingstours

Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Excited to share my review for this enchanting and magical story steeped in history and folklore! Huge thanks to Anne Cater for my invitation to the tour!🧚🏻‍♀️✨

The Story Keeper by Anna Mazzola

My Thoughts

A spellbindingly atmospheric tale full of magic and mystery!

A beautifully told historical story that will transport you to 19th century Scotland… this story had a bit of a creepy gothic vibe, chocked full of mysticism and folklore…. Scotland is a country with a rich history that definitely shown through in this book… I loved all the lores, myths, and superstitions…

Audrey is in need of work, so she heads to the Isle of Skye to record this small closed community’s folklore and traditions… while there she discovers that there are some young girls that have gone missing and when one of them turns up dead Audrey is determined to find out what is really happening… is there some truth behind the stories of the fae and fairies, or is there something more sinister at work?

Audrey was a likable character with a lot of strength and heart… I found her to be very brave not only did she travel to this isolated location on her own, but she also stood up for these missing girls that she didn’t even know… The story had so much atmosphere I could feel the cold of this Scottish isle, Damp and chilly with the fog rolling in! This was a well told well researched story that I was lucky enough to have the privilege of reading…

An enchanting historical fiction book with an engaging mystery and a generous sprinkling of magic! Absolutely recommend!

*** Big thanks to the publisher for my copy of this book ***

About the Book

From the author of THE UNSEEING comes a sizzling, period novel of folk tales, disappearances and injustice set on the Isle of Skye, sure to appeal to readers of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES or Beth Underdown’s THE WITCH FINDER’S SISTER.

‘A wonderful combination of a thrilling mystery and a perfectly depicted period piece’ Sunday Mirror

Audrey Hart is on the Isle of Skye to collect the word-of-mouth folk tales of the people and communities around her. It is 1857, the Highland Clearances have left devastation and poverty, and the crofters are suspicious and hostile, claiming they no longer know their stories. Then Audrey discovers the body of a young girl washed up on the beach and the crofters tell her that it is only a matter of weeks since another girl has disappeared. They believe the girls are the victims of the spirits of the unforgiven dead. Initially, Audrey is sure the girls are being abducted, but then she is reminded of her own mother, a Skye woman who disappeared in mysterious circumstances. It seems there is a link to be explored, and Audreymay uncover just what her family have been hiding from her all these years.

Have a lovely day! Berit☀️✨