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The lying room a novel

by French, Nicci,

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It should have been just a mid-life fling. A guilty indiscretion that Neve Connolly could have weathered. An escape from twenty years of routine marriage to her overworked husband, and from her increasingly distant children. But when Neve pays a morning-after visit to her lover, Saul, and finds him brutally murdered, their pied-à-terre still heady with her perfume, all the lies she has so painstakingly stitched together threaten to unravel.
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Booklist Review: "What's a woman to do when she leaves for a morning tryst and finds her lover, who's also her boss, murdered in his London flat where they had made love just the night before? The first thought of Neve Connolly wife, mother, worker is to call authorities. But then she considers the effects of the revelation of her affair, particularly on her daughter, Mabel, who has gone through tumultuous times as a teenager and is about to leave for university. So Neve frantically cleans the flat to remove all traces of herself, leaving the hammer that is the presumed murder weapon. Only later does she realize that she left her distinctive bangle bracelet there, but when she returns, she finds both the bangle and the hammer gone. So the lying starts, even in the face of DCI Alastair Hitching's questioning, and even after Neve realizes that her lover wasn't the intended victim. This stand-alone from the team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French, authors of the Frieda Klein series, delivers engaging characters, a complex story, and steadily increasing suspense. International best-seller French belongs on every thriller fan's TBR list.--Michele Leber Copyright 2010 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Family drama and office politics take center stage in this tense standalone from the pseudonymous French, the husband-and-wife writing team of Nicci Gerrard and Sean French (the Frieda Klein series). Neve Connolly's discreet affair with her married boss, Saul Stevenson, was meant to relieve her stress at being the family's primary breadwinner and main parent to three challenging children, while her illustrator husband, Fletcher, goes on endless job interviews. Then she finds Saul murdered in his London apartment. Fearing the affair will become public, destroying her marriage and devastating her emotionally fragile daughter, Mabel, she scrubs the apartment of every bit of her presence. But she forgets her signature piece of jewelry. When she returns for it, it's missing, as is the murder weapon that was lying next to the body. Neve's co-workers wonder what will happen to them, since Saul's company only recently acquired their firm, while she worries she'll be the primary suspect. French makes Neve a fully rounded character through her relationships with friends and colleagues, though Neve's family dynamics stoop to the melodramatic. Fans of domestic thrillers will be rewarded. Agent: Joy Harris, Joy Harris Literary. (Oct.)"
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Subjects Adultery Fiction
Murder Criminal investigation Fiction
Married women Fiction
Truthfulness and falsehood Fiction
Electronic books.
Thrillers (Fiction).
Suspense fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :HarperCollins2019
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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ISBN 9780062676740
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