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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library FRE (Text) 33500013145495 New Checked out 03/12/2020
Warroad Public Library FRE (Text) 35500006227647 Main Checked out 03/06/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062676733
  • ISBN: 0062676733
  • ISBN: 9780062676726
  • ISBN: 0062676725
  • Physical Description: 417 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]

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General Note:
"Published as 'The Lying Room' in the United Kingdom in 2019 by Simon & Schuster."--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"In this thrilling standalone from the internationally bestselling author of the Frieda Klein series, a married woman's affair with her boss spirals into a dangerous game of chess with the police when she discovers he's been murdered and she clears the crime scene of all evidence. One little secret between a married woman, her lover, and a killer. 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. After scrubbing clean every trace of her existence from Saul's life--and death--Neve believes she can return to normal, shaken but intact. But she can't get out of her head the one tormenting question: what was she forgetting? An investigation into the slaying could provide the answer. It's brought Detective Chief Inspector Alastair Hitching, and Neve's worst fears, to her door. But with every new lie, every new misdirection to save herself, Neve descends further into the darkness of her betrayal--and into more danger than she ever imagined. Because Hitching isn't the only one watching Neve. So is a determined killer who's about to make the next terrifying move in a deadly affair..."--provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 September #1
    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. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Adultery > Fiction.
Murder > Investigation > Fiction.
Married women > Fiction.
Truthfulness and falsehood > Fiction.
FICTION / Thrillers / Psychological.
FICTION / Thrillers / Crime.
FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Police Procedural.
Murder > Investigation.
Genre: Detective and mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Suspense fiction.
Thrillers (Fiction)
Detective and mystery fiction.
Psychological fiction.

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