Susan Lewis: Who’s Lying Now?

Today I’m delighted to be taking part in the blog tour for Who’s Lying Now? My review is written with thanks to Anne Cater for inviting me on the tour and to the publisher for my copy of the book.

Blurb:

You think you’re safe.
You think you know your neighbours.
But can you ever really know who’s telling the truth?
 
Jeannie Symonds is a force to be reckoned with – an eccentric, award-winning publisher, spending lockdown with her husband in a house near Kesterly-on-Sea. She seems to have it all: a high-flying career, a happy marriage, a niece she adores.
 
And then one day, she vanishes.
 
Cara Jakes is a new trainee investigator – young, intelligent and eager to prove herself. When she teams up with detective Andee Lawrence to look into the disappearance, she is determined to find out what has really happened to Jeannie. Cara begins to question the residents of this close-knit community, sure that someone has a secret to hide.
 
But how can she separate the truth from the lies?

Review:

I’ve read a few novels by Susan Lewis now and Who’s Lying Now? is by far my favourite. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and how they were connected to each other and I loved the dynamic that Lewis created between them. The characters are all really well developed and it was interesting to try and work out what had happened to Jeannie and who could have been involved as the secrets each character was hiding began to unravel. Lewis delves into some interesting themes and I was interested to see how these would impact her characters. It was also lovely to be reunited with characters such as Andée who have appeared in previous books as whilst they are not central to the plot, I enjoyed seeing how they worked in a different situation. 

At the heart of Who’s Lying Now? is the mystery of where Jeannie is and what might have happened to her and it’s a mystery that’s extremely well plotted and kept me guessing until the end. The intrigue in the story is there from the beginning and I was engaged from the first page to the last. 

Who’s Lying Now is set in late 2020 and early 2021 at the height of the Covid pandemic. There are a few references to the restrictions and guidelines and these helped to provide some context to the novel and also add some interesting complications!

As Who’s Lying Now comes to an end, the tension increases and I was really kept on my toes as we discovered some answers. 

Who’s Lying Now? is available from Amazon.

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