#FridayBookShare ‘Trust me I Lie’ by #Author @LouiseMarley

I’m joining in Shelley’ Wilsons’s Friday Book Share with some suggestions for entertaining books to read for the weekend.

Check out the hashtag #FridayBookShare on Twitter. You’ll get great ideas for weekend reading.

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This Friday I’d like to tell you about ‘Trust Me I Lie’ by Louise Marley. I haven’t finished it yet, I’m about half way through and loving it so much that I couldn’t wait to share it with you!

First line of the book.

The rain fell thick and fast and hard. It machine-gunned the roof of Ben’s car and bounced off the road in front of him.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

When Milla Graham arrives in the picture-perfect village of Buckley, she tells everyone she’s investigating the murder of her mother who died eighteen years ago. But there’s already one Milla Graham buried in the churchyard and another about to be found dead in the derelict family mansion.

Obviously she’s lying.

Detective Inspector Ben Taylor has no life outside the police force. Even his own colleagues think he’s a boring stick-in-the-mud. But now he’s met Milla and his safe, comfortable life has been turned upside down. She’s crashed his car, emptied his wallet and is about to get him fired.

He knows she’s a liar because she cheerfully told him so.

Unless she’s lying about that too …

Introduce the main character using only three words.

I’m not sure who the main character is yet! I suppose it’s Milla, but it could be Ben, I love Ben! So I’ll do both:

Milla is fiercely independent, turbulent, and witty. She’s also a liar and a bit of a disaster-area!

Ben is very focused, perceptive and shrewd (career wise), but he’s lonely and lost/drifting in his personal life.

Together, they are perfect! Not a quiet moment in sight!

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Trust me I Lie

The cover’s nice, but for me it doesn’t put across the feel of the book, which has a strong heroine, a crime and a dark family secret, and lots of humour.

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

According to actress, Emma Thomson: “Books are like people, in the sense that they’ll turn up in your life when you most need them.”

I’ve been reading some intense thrillers lately, which I loved, but I needed a break!

You’ll love ‘Trust me I Lie’ if you like ‘cosy’ crime fiction with an English/British setting. A crime in the English countryside, including dark family secrets, an abandoned country house, a feisty heroine, a cantankerous grandmother, a tormented young man, a dark villain, and an adorable hero who says he’s not interested in playing the part, but the author has other plans!

Your favourite line/scene.

Two short scenes: one humorous and one more serious.

An amusing one at the beginning of the novel, when Ben literally runs into Milla in the middle of the road on a stormy night and takes her home:

“You’ll need to get out of those wet clothes.”

Well, that was incredibly fast work.

“The bathroom is upstairs,” he added. “You can use it first. If you leave your clothes on the landing I’ll put them in the washer-dryer and they’ll be ready for you to wear again by morning. There are fresh towels in the cupboard and a robe hanging on the door. I’ll heat up some soup.”

She sincerely hoped her mouth hadn’t dropped open.

“Will you marry me?” she said.

But instead of returning her banter he smiled tightly and disappeared into the kitchen.

Play nice, she told herself firmly, as she climbed the stairs. Or find yourself right back outside in the storm.

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A serious one related to the family secret/crime:

“Who the fuck are you?” He spoke so softly, so cordially, that at first the obscenity didn’t register.

“You know who I am,” she said carefully. “You were the one who contacted me.”

“You say you are Camilla Graham and no doubt you have the documents to prove it, or you wouldn’t be sitting here, but who are you really? You’re not my little sister, because she’s been dead for years _ and I know that for certain, because I watched her die.”

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Trust me I Lie is entertaining, delightful, humorous, and well written, and it’s only 0.99. Just get it and read it asap!

Amazon US: https://www.amazon.com/Trust-Me-Lie-Louise-Marley-ebook/dp/B01HDYDJZ8

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Trust-Me-Lie-Louise-Marley-ebook/dp/B01HDYDJZ8

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Want to join in sharing a book you enjoyed?

Anyone can have a go – all you need to do is answer the following questions based on a book you are currently reading/finished reading this week and use the hashtag #FridayBookShare. Grab the banner on Shelley’s blog.

First line of the book.

Recruit fans by adding the book blurb.

Introduce the main character using only three words.

Delightful design (add the cover image of the book).

Audience appeal (who would enjoy reading this book?)

Your favourite line/scene.

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About LucciaGray

Writer, blogger, teacher, reader and lover of words wherever they are. Author of The Eyre Hall Trilogy, the breathtaking sequel to Jane Eyre. Luccia lives in sunny Spain, but her heart's in Victorian London.

Posted on August 12, 2016, in Blog, Friday Book Share and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. It’s a fabulous read indeed. I loved it, although I agree that the cover perhaps doesn’t reflect the content (I’m not sure in my case I choose the book by the cover)

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  2. I’ve just started reading Doctor Sleep by Stephen King, the long awaited sequel to The Shining. Good start so far…

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