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A Suitable Lie
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A Suitable Lie (Paperback)

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Synopsis

Some secrets should never be kept...



Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she's his perfect match ... and she loves his son like he is her own.



When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything.



A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland's finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them...



`A stark, gripping storyline' Scots



'Strong female characters, honest, pithy dialogue and ever-present empathy for the victims make this a deeply satisfying read' Sunday Times



`Malone tackles the taboo subject of female violence against men with insight and compassion (for Anna is no one-dimensional witch), while creating all the hallmarks of a fine, page-turning psychological thriller' Daily Mail



`A mystery involving some disturbing account anomalies at Andy's bank is appropriately overshadowed by Malone's painful depiction of a man in turmoil.' Publishers Weekly



'It's a tough high-wire act, balancing believability with surprise, but the author pulls it off with aplomb. Excellent stuff.' Doug Johnstone, The Big Issue



`Disturbing but compulsive ... I loved it' Martina Cole

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Fiction & PoetryRomanceRomance Publisher: Orenda Books Publication Date: 07/09/2016 ISBN-13: 9781910633496  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Michael Malone is a prize-winning poet and author who was born and brought up in the heart of Burns' country, in Ayr. He has published over 200 poems in literary magazines throughout the UK, including New Writing Scotland, Poetry Scotland and Markings. His career as a poet has also included a (very) brief stint as the Poet-In-Residence for an adult gift shop. Blood Tears, his bestselling debut novel won the Pitlochry Prize (judge: Alex Gray) from the Scottish Association of Writers. Other published work includes: Carnegie's Call (a non-fiction work about successful modern-day Scots); A Taste for Malice; The Guillotine Choice; Beyond the Rage and The Bad Samaritan. His psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie, was a number one bestseller on AU/UK ebook charts, and House of Spines soon followed suit. Michael is a regular reviewer for the hugely popular crime fiction website www.crimesquad.com. A former Regional Sales Manager (Faber & Faber) he has also worked as an IFA and a bookseller. Follow Michael on Twitter @michaelJmalone1

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It's not often a book takes my breath away but by the end of "A Suitable Lie", I was left totally breathless and gasping for air! From the very first sentence I was glued to the pages and although very disturbing to read at times, it was compelling, addictive and utterly brilliant. I've only read one or two books before, that focus on domestic abuse where the man is the victim and I thought the author portrayed this story with such delicacy and empathy yet still hitting home the importance of recognising domestic violence. I had so much sympathy for Andy putting his family first and at times I did feel for Anna since it was very obvious she was a seriously troubled woman. There's so much I could comment on about the story but I don't want to give away any spoilers, so you'll just have to take my word for it, that this is a really intriguing book with a storyline that would give many TV dramas a run for their money! Apart from the main issue this book covers, there is a fantastic psychological domestic thriller unwinding throughout that I thought was just fabulous. Well crafted, plotted and executed, the author Michael J Malone has written a corker of a story, that for me will stay in my mind for a very long time. One of the best psychological thrillers I have EVER read, I can't recommend this book enough - as long as you are fully aware there are moments which may cause upset if you're triggered by domestic violence. I have also read and loved "House of Spines" written too by this author and I have his latest offering "After He Died" waiting to read very soon and have very high hopes for it. I can't recommend Michael J Malone and "A Suitable Lie" enough, although very much an adult story, I just know thriller readers of all ages will devour this book! 5 shiny gold stars!!

- 17/10/2018
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