Friday 14 June 2019

BLOG TOUR: The Friend Who Lied - Rachel Amphlett

What she doesn’t know might kill her...

Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life.

As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret. 

Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive. 

And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth.

Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies?

What did I think?

I've had my eye on Rachel Amphlett's books for a while now but I had never got around to reading one until now.  What a book to start with; The Friend Who Lied is so tense and compelling that I could hardly tear my eyes away from the pages.  I definitely have the Rachel Amphlett bug now.

I was hooked right from the start when Lisa wakes up in hospital after a kidney transplant, only to find out that she is alive because one of her friends has died.  This close knit group of five have been friends since university and we soon find out that they used to be a group of six.  'They're all hiding something', I cried and I couldn't wait to find out what!  I love digging into fictional characters' lives and we get a good old nosy around in this book!

I found the living donor theme really interesting; it's one thing to get tested when your friend needs a kidney but it's a whole new ballgame when you find out you're a match.  It seems like such a no-brainer to save the life of a friend or family member, but I wondered what I would do in the same situation and whether it would be an easy decision to make.  With the risk of organ rejection it's not guaranteed to work, but could you live with the guilt if you didn't even try?  It's lucky for Lisa that her match died and the decision was taken out of their hands...but was fate the only player in this game?

The Friend Who Lied is an absolute secret-fest; I love scratching the surface and seeing what lurks beneath and in the case of this group of friends, it's very murky indeed.  They all have something to hide and it's only a matter of time before the masks start to slip.  I absolutely raced through this book and as the web of deceit began to untangle I even found my greedy eyes sneaking a peek down the page!  

I can't believe it has taken me so long to read a Rachel Amphlett book but, on the strength of The Friend Who Lied, I'll definitely be adding her whole back catalogue to my wishlist.   The Friend Who Lied is faultless and worth every one of the five stars I have awarded it;  it's a very highly recommended read and most readers will easily read this in one-sitting.

I chose to read an ARC and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.

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About the author:

Before turning to writing, USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor and English Spy Mysteries espionage novels and theDetective Kay Hunter British police procedural series.
She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIMECrime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.
Praise for Rachel Amphlett
“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author ofThe Girl in the Ice
“Scared to Death… moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series.
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Twitter: @RachelAmphlett
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1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for being part of the blog tour today Michelle x