The Liar’s Daughter by Clare Allan

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour today for this chilling book. Thanks to Avon Books for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.

About the book:

No one deserves to be taken before their time. Do they?

Joe McKee – pillar of the Derry community – is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon.

But grief is the last thing that Joe’s daughter Ciara and step-daughter Heidi feel. For they knew the real Joe – the man who was supposed to protect them and did anything but.

As the mourners gather, the police do too, with doubt being cast over whether Joe’s death was due to natural causes. Because the lies that Joe told won’t be taken to the grave after all – and the truth gives his daughters the best possible motive for killing him…

A gripping suspense novel about deadly secrets and lies. The perfect read for fans of Clare Mackintosh.

My Review:

This is such a compelling book.

Everything in this book contributes to the chilling plot. There is an atmosphere in the house, you can just feel that it is a house of secrets and unhappiness. Even the season, with its dark and cold weather, storms and rain, creates the ideal setting for the events that take place. It’s a dark and disturbing plot, and the scene is perfectly set for this.

The pace is a real slow burner, building the tension all the while. It makes for page-turning stuff.

The story is told from several points of view, but predominately from Heidi and Ciara’s. I didn’t particularly like Ciara at the start, but as I got to know her, I began to understand her. The timeline switches from past to present, giving us hints as to what happened.

I’ve often heard of jaw dropping plot twists, but this one genuinely did make my jaw drop! I thought I had it all figured out, but I hadn’t.

A superbly written, dark and compelling novel. This is a book that pulls you in and doesn’t let go, even beyond the last page. So good.

My Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

About the author:
Claire Allan is an International Bestselling Author from Derry in Northern Ireland.
Her debut psychological thriller, Her Name Was Rose, was published in June 2018. It hit the bestseller charts in the UK, Australia, Canada and is a USA Today bestseller. Her next novel, Apple of My Eye, was published in January 2019 and hit the bestseller charts internationally. Allan’s third psychological thriller, Forget Me Not, is to be released 30th May 2019.

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