I jumped at the chance to get involved with the blog tour for Shalini Boland’s latest book – One of us is lying. She is a go-to author for me when I just want something easy and entertaining to read, but that still has a wee bit of a bite to it. Her books are always entertaining.
Plus the blurb for One us is lying was too intriguing to resist…
Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her?
Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realises something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self.
But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear.
‘Why did you kill someone?’
Tia knows how rumours spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why.
It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that…
Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives?
From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you.
When I finished my first thoughts were – “Well that was one entertaining read!” And that more or less sums up how I’ve always found all of Shalini Boland’s books so far – ENTERTAINING. And One of us is lying is no exception – From beginning to end I was hooked.
This was an interesting, twisty and gripping domestic thriller that alternates between the 3 main characters along with an exciting flashback chapter that kept me guessing. Each chapter featured a different POV and all the chapters were short and snappy – meaning I kept on reading just one more, and then one more and then another… I’m sure you get the point.
I did sort of guess the ending but not the full reveal – it was good.
The writing was good, the pacing suited the story and the characters were all well developed. They weren’t always the best of friends or nicest of people but they did make for entertaining reading. And the setting was atmospheric and beautiful – just the sort of scenic lake I would like to visit right now.
With everything that is happening in the world right now One of us is lying is exactly the type of easy, fast and entertaining read that I crave. And I very much hope that Shalini is hard at work on her next book! I for one will be eagerly awaiting it.
Have you read it? Or any of Shalini Boland’s other books?
I received a copy of the book from the publisher, via NetGalley – Thank you! And thank you to Sarah for inviting me to join the blog tour.