The Lying Room

The Lying Room

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….

Title:The Lying Room
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780062676726
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    The Lying Room Reviews

  • Paromjit

    The authors behind Nicci French have written a terrific twisted standalone psychological thriller that so aptly illustrates just what a tangled web we weave when first we start to deceive. Neve Connol...

  • Peter

    SubversionThe Lying Room is a compelling thriller full of suspense and clever complicity to keep you guessing who the killer is and how the main suspect, although innocent, navigates her own guilty si...

  • Kaceey

    3.75*I’ve long wanted to read a Nicci French book! The timing was just never right! But after I saw the premise of this book, (Okay fine, I peaked!) I knew I had to read it! Before continuing… is ...

  • Carolyn

    This stand alone murder mystery from the writing duo Nicci French was an entertaining read. At times darkly funny, sometimes almost farcical, it is the tale of a middle age married woman, Neve Connoll...

  • Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*

    EXCERPT: ...he was lying on his back and he was dead. Somehow she'd never even known the meaning of being dead until she saw those open eyes. They weren't staring eyes. They were just things now, open...

  • Ceecee

    4 - 5 stars I have read many Nicci French books over the years and always enjoy them and this one is a very twisty, fast paced story. The central character is mother of three Neve who is married to Fl...

  • Mandy White

    Nicci French is a name I have heard and seen many times but never picked up. Until now. The Lying Room is the first book by this writing team for me but certainly will not be my last if this is anythi...

  • Gary

    I enjoyed this stand alone novel from duo Nicci French, who also write the successful 'Frieda Klein' series.The lead character Neve Connolly is a popular person, wife, caring mother and a friend to go...

  • Mark

    Difficult!All through the book, which is based on a married woman finding her secret lover murdered when she goes to meet him at his flat and the repercussions of this on her, her family and her lover...

  • Louise Wilson

    Never has been married to Fletcher for twenty years. But she's also been having an affair with her boss. She gets a text message to meet him at his Covent Garden flat, but when she gets there, hes dea...