The Lies She Told by Lynda Renham
Publication: July 5th 2021 by Raucous publishing
Blurb: Life in the village of Stonesend is pretty uneventful, that is until Detective Tom Miller is transferred there following a personal tragedy. He is not greeted well by local police officer, Beth Harper, who feels he is not up to the job. The day of his arrival, Kate Marshall, a teacher at the local school, is beaten in her own home and left for dead. The villagers are left in a state of shock. Was it a random attack, or something more personal?
My Thoughts… When I first started reading Lynda Renham the books were quirky, fun, and easy to read. I love that she has branched into the thriller, mystery genre. This is the second thriller style book of hers that I have read and LOVED! Her writing talent shines through with the way the characters come to life, the setting becomes real, and the storyline pulls me right in.
The village of Stonesend is the quiet little community where everyone knows everyone and nothing exciting happens. Until it does. I could picture the quaint houses and the close friendships. I liked that even when things get scary the town sticks together and does not let it tear them apart. They continued to protect and support each other while also being careful to stay safe.
The thriller/mystery of the story had me guessing as to who would want to hurt anyone in this town. I had guesses, Lynda led me right down a path then changed directions that had me wondering if I really had any clue as to who was responsible for Kate’s attack. I will happily admit that I had no clue who-dun-it. I love when I am left guessing until the author finally reveals the truth.
**Thank you Lynda Renham and Raucous Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Lynda’s Bio: Lynda Renham is author to many popular romantic comedy and gripping psychological thriller novels. She lives in Oxford, UK. She has appeared on BBC radio discussion programs and is a prolific blogger, Twitter and when not writing can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook.