Friday, 4 January 2019

The Liar's Girl - Catherine Ryan Howard


Paperback, 304 pages
Published Jan 3 2019 by Corvus
Thriller
Than you Atlantic Books for this copy!

My Thoughts
Ohhhhh secrets! I did not know what to believe to be honest.

The books takes place in the present and flashes of Alison 10 years ago. How she has a toxic relationship with her bestie (but can not see it), how she falls in love for the first time with the greatest guy ever, Will!

And the present, how she fled to Holland and built a new life and now she has to go back. There are new girls found in the canal. Copycat? Was Will innocent? Was he part of something? I did not know what to believe. I mean he confessed 10 years ago! But then new things come into light. He was young, the questions were directed in a certain way. But why not claim he was innocent and shout it out? Oh the questions.

Alison starts to wonder too and together with a detective they try to get to the bottom of things and see to that no more girls are murdered. It gets intense there at the end and of course I had to put it down just as I was about to bite down my nails. Chilling!

It is not that long, and it does pack a nice punch at the end. You do not know what to think of Will. I sure went through all the stages.

Conclusion:
Suspense, and secrets. What more does one want


Synopsis
Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin's elite St. John's College-and Ireland's most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city's Central Psychiatric Hospital.

Freshman Alison Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enrol in St. John's and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed ... and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer-and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who'd been sleeping in her bed. Alison fled to the Netherlands and, in ten years, has never once looked back.

When a young woman's body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess-but there's only one person he's prepared to confess it to. The last thing Alison wants is to be pulled back into the past she's worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn't set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.

Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all ... 


34 comments:

  1. Oh yes, a book with secrets is almost always good.

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  2. Sounds nice for the new year!

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  3. Ohh that sounds like a good one.

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  4. This sounds really good! I want Will to be innocent, though. Did he go to jail I wonder? That would suck if he was innocent! I'm going to check this one out.

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    1. Yes, he has been in jail for 10 years when the book starts

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  5. A good punch? I like the sound of that

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  6. This sounds really good. I am wondering if Will did it or not.

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  7. Hmm chilling and nail biting. Sounds like it held your interest.

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  8. A real nailbiter, huh? I have slowly gotten into loving this type of intense story. I'll have to put it on the list.

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    1. That bit at the end, arghhh, omg, and then when i had to stop, it was brutal

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  9. I need even more thrillers this year! Especially more in audio. This one sounds pretty amazing.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  10. Secrets are always so intriguing!

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  11. Suspense, secrets... what about a dash of logic and good humour?

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  12. Eep! Too scary for me! Glad you enjoyed it!

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  13. I like books that show a past and present perspective! It's fun to see where people are, and then also how they got there. Glad you enjoyed this one!

    Lindsi @ Do You Dog-ear? 💬

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  14. Sounds like it was a very good read. Glad you enjoyed it. :)

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  15. I enjoyed this one. I loved the final twist at the end.

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