Book review: Lie With Me

SABINE DURRANT is the former assistant editor of The Guardian who has turned her hand to writing brilliantly creepy, psychological thrillers. 

Sabine Durrant

Mulholland Books, £14.99;

ebook, £1.99

With dark tales like Gone Girl being all the rage, Lie With Me has the makings of another best seller. 

That is, dislikeable characters, dysfunctional families, an unreliable narrator, and a claustrophobic world you just can’t tear yourself away from.

Paul is a 40-something, broke, failed writer who still lives at home with his mother. He’s also a prolific liar, who gets by through using people for money, sex, and anything else he can get out of them. 

When he manages to get invited on a family holiday to Greece with his latest love interest, he thinks he’s in for a perfect summer.

However, it’s in this idyllic location that his past deceptions eventually catch up with him. 

This clever tale leaves you feeling disturbed, shocked, and questioning the classic ideas of good and evil; which of course is the sign of a fantastic read.


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