The Worst Lie
By Shauna Bickley
Madelaine had everything she wanted.
Friends, a successful film career, and a loving boyfriend.
Then she was dead…
Lexie’s friend Helen was part of a close-knit group at university. Now, ten years later, Helen is fearful when another of the group reappears and suggests a reunion.
Lexie contrives an invitation to the weekend get-together at one of England’s ancient stone circles where one of the group admits they believe their long-dead friend was murdered.
Lexie discovers each of the group has secrets and each has lied, but could they also have committed murder?
There is another death at the stone circles, and Lexie uncovers information that may connect the two crimes… and implicate her good friend.
Is someone targeting the former students, or is the killer one of the group?
The Worst Lie is the second standalone novel in the exciting Lexie Wyatt murder mystery series.
If you like British crime novels featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this gripping tale of secrets, lies and obsession that leads to murder.
What I think:
This is the second book featuring Lexie Wyatt but is a complete standalone.
And it’s really good.
The story unfold slowly and although there are quite a few characters you get to find out quite a loot about each of them and at points do see things from different perspectives.
Lexie’s skills as a journalist – particularly her ability to observe and listen, mean that she gradually pieces the clues together and comes to a conclusion that solve the murder of Madeline McDonald and some other things that happen along the way (no spoilers from me!)
This kept me engaged and guessing all the way until the end at the same time as giving enough clues for me too work out some of the events in the puzzle for myself which is the best kind of mystery.
Thoroughly enjoyed this and will definitely read more books by Shauna Bickley in the future.
About the author:
I write crime novels featuring characters who aren’t afraid to solve mysteries, find murderers, and generally get themselves in all sorts of danger. In real life, I couldn’t ever consider myself the heroine of one of my own books.
As well as murder mysteries and thrillers, I also enjoy writing and reading contemporary fiction with plenty of drama and a twist of romance.
In addition to novels, I also enjoy writing short stories. I have had short fiction published in the Awesome Indies Anthology, Bravado, non-fiction articles in The New Writer, and appeared in several competition anthologies.
I was born in England and after a lot of exploring and travelling, I now live in the Waikato, New Zealand, close to some beautiful beaches.
I’m always happy to talk about creative writing skills, e-publishing or other writing associated topics in workshops or meetings.
Check out her website: https://www.shaunabickley.com/
Thank you Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for inviting me to take part in this blog tour. I really enjoyed this book!