The Liar’s Daughter by Rona Halsall @RonaHalsallAuth @bookouture @nholten40 #BookReview #BooksonTour #Book564 #NetGalleyCountdown

Posted April 27, 2021 by Zoé in Book Reviews / 1 Comment

The Liar's Daughter by Rona Halsall
Published by Bookouture on April 26, 2021
Format: eARC
Source: Net Galley
Also by this author: Love You Gone, The Honeymoon, Her Mother's Lies, The Ex Boyfriend, The Guest Room

The call comes on an ordinary Sunday afternoon to say your sister has been admitted to hospital with a serious head injury. But you don’t have a sister… do you?
You’ve never doubted your parents. You’ve loved them without question your whole life. But your stepmother is uncharacteristically speechless, and your father isn’t well enough to understand.
So you get in your car.
Turn the key in the ignition.
Knowing everything behind you is a lie.
Not knowing what lies ahead: the truth… or something far darker?
A deliciously dark and twisty tale of deception, secrets and family ties, The Liar’s Daughter is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Family Upstairs.

It is early early hours of the morning and I have just finished THIS book! Holy Moly! Rona strikes again! This is not the usual craziness I know, love and expect from Rona. This is something more. This is a darker story than I am used to with Rona to be completely honest, I LOVED it!

The Liar’s Daughter does not relent! There are just SO many secrets that made my head spin. Some I saw coming and some I had no idea were even possible. I was tricked, kept in the dark and that rug was firmly pulled from my feet with this shocking tale.

So much darkness in one book! So much fear, tense and unsettling times. At one point, when Eva was in the kitchen and it was pitch black outside, the descriptive writing had me thinking Rona was descending into the horror genre, she definitely got the hairs raised on my neck!

I loved how the book is told in 3 sections, a now, a then and an explosive current now! It does make sense when you read the book what I mean. Eva has a lot to get her head around, as we do, revelations just do not stop coming and my heart went out to her. Nancy, I struggled with at first, she is not the Nancy we expected. Then the unidentified third person, well that was a nice little twist. Gah! Read it!

This is a book that so easily falls into the only the more chapter trap. It is a book that will sink its claws into you. It made me question everything and I am still worried about 2 people wandering the woods!

I always look forward to a book with Rona Halsall’s name on the cover that I don’t even bother to read the blurb, I already know I am going to love it. It is no different here. It was an interesting and refreshing dark look at the situation that is laid out in front of us. There are enough twists to keep your head spinning as if you have been on the Waltzers!! It grabbed me from the first page, a slow start to suck you into the mystery with a shocking second and third part!

Until next time xxx

About Rona Halsall

Rona’s debut psychological thriller, Keep You Safe came out on 17th August and her second novel, Love You Gone is out now.

Rona lives on the Isle of Man with her husband, two dogs and three guinea pigs. She has been a bookworm since she was a child and now she’s actually creating stories of her own, which still feels like a dream come true.

She is an outdoorsy person and loves stomping up a mountain, walking the coastal paths and exploring the wonderful beaches on the Island while she’s plotting how to kill off her next victim. She also makes sure she deletes her Google history on a regular basis, because… well, you can’t be too careful when you spend your life researching new and ingenious ways for people to die.

She has three children and two step-children who are now grown up and leading varied and interesting lives, which provides plenty of ideas for new stories!

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