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The Liar’s Room


One room. Two liars. No way out.

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

But everything changes when Adam Geraghty walks into her office. She’s never met this young man before – so why does she feel like she knows him?

Adam starts to tell her about a girl. A girl he wants to hurt. And that’s when Susanna realises she was wrong.

She doesn’t know him. He knows her. And the girl he plans to hurt is her daughter.

Read an extract here.

Praise for The Liar’s Room

‘Brilliantly tense . . . You’ll try to outguess the plot but always be one step behind as the secrets and lies gradually unfold in ever more dark and disturbing ways.’ — CJ Tudor

‘Had me in a headlock from the start and wouldn’t loosen its grip until the last page.’ — John Marrs

‘Simon Lelic writes beautifully and he has a real talent for chilling stories that play mercilessly on our most disturbing fears.’ — Cara Hunter

The Liar’s Room is a book you can’t walk away from.’ — Emma Kavanagh

‘A darkly disturbing thriller that hooked me from the first page. Highly recommended!’ — Nuala Ellwood

‘A wonderfully claustrophobic read exposing the fault lines in families and the terrible danger of secrets.’ — Cath Staincliffe

‘Taut, unsettling and brilliantly done.’ — TM Logan

The Liar’s Room will have you up all hours of the night and, like SJ Watson’s Before I Go To Sleep, is one of those books that leaves a lasting impact.’ — Kathryn Croft

The Liar’s Room is brilliantly written . . . intense and claustrophobic. A gripping and memorable read.’ — Dervla McTiernan

‘A brilliant story which lives up to its clever premise. Complex characters that draw you in and won’t let you go . . . Loved it!’ — Amy Lloyd

From the blogs:

‘I LOVED this . . . a considered, intelligent and claustrophobic thriller . . . Highly recommended.’ — Liz Loves Books

The Liar’s Room has Book of the Year written all over it. It is fabulous.’ — (5 out of 5) Postcard Reviews