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Published by HQ Digital, 27th January
2017. ISBN: 978-000822975-7
Emily Klein regains consciousness after a car crash, she is greeted by two
traffic officers who have been assigned to investigate the circumstances
leading up to the accident.Despite
their searching questions, Emily struggles to recall what happened and is
shocked to learn that her husband, Greg, who was with her in the car, lost his
life in the collision.While she is
coming to terms with this bereavement, the trauma of the incident begins to
unleash disturbing memories from Emily’s childhood; past tragedies reach into
present torment, and the narrative reveals her increasing self-doubt and
Emily seems close to losing her tenuous grip on
reality as she encounters a series of seemingly inexplicable events that expose
her damaged psyche.She cannot ignore
the facts of her history but neither can she rule out the possibility that
someone might be manipulating her fearful recollections and exploiting her
anxieties.Are family members foes?
Could friends be fiends?All bets are
off as Emily navigates a perilous journey through this psychological maelstrom
amidst mysterious spectral sightings and things that really do go bump in the
Jeffrey’s writing is fueled with pace and
punch.The characters in the novel are
well rounded and carefully crafted, and the writer encourages responses of
empathy and affection for Emily and the close circle of relatives and friends
who surround her.These responses are
checked, however, by lingering doubts about the reliability of characters,
almost all of whom can appear duplicitous or even menacing at different points
in the story.The compelling plot, with
seamlessly integrated flashbacks and cliffhangers, keeps the reader guessing
throughout and results in an engaging and highly enjoyable novel.
Diane Jeffreygrew up in Devon, in the United
Kingdom. She now lives in Lyon, France with her husband and their three
children. Those Who Lie is her debut
psychological thriller. Diane is an English teacher. When she's not working or
writing, she likes swimming, running and reading. She loves chocolate, beer and
holidays. Above all, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.
Dot Marshall-Gentworked in the
emergency services for twenty years first as a police officer, then as a
paramedic and finally as a fire control officer before graduating from King’s
College, London as a teacher of English in her mid-forties. She completed
a M.A. in Special and Inclusive Education at the Institute of Education, London
and now teaches part-time and writes mainly about educational issues. Dot
sings jazz and country music and plays guitar, banjo and piano as well as being
addicted to reading mystery and crime fiction.