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* THE NEW ADDICTIVE THRILLER FROM THE MASTER OF PSYCHOLOGICAL SUSPENSE *
 
‘Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable' Louise Candlish
‘Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute’ Sarah Vaughan
'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre' Erin Kelly
‘A pure adrenaline rush’ Jenny Colgan
 
Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. 
She doesn't call the police.  
 
‘You know, it’s funny,’ Detective Inspector Hitching said. ‘Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she’ll know. She’s the one people talk to, she’s the one people confide in.’
 
A trusted colleague and friend.
A mother.
A wife.
 
Neve Connolly is all these things. 
 
She has also made mistakes.
One that is now spiralling out of control.
Bringing those around her into immense danger.
 
A liar.
A cheat.
A threat. 
 
Neve Connolly is all these things. 
 
Could she be a murderer?

Nicci French is the pseudonym for the writing partnership of journalists Nicci Gerrard and Sean French. The couple are married and live in London and Suffolk.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (October 1, 2019)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471179235

'Confirms Nicci French as the giant of the genre, upon whose shoulders other writers stand'

– Erin Kelly

‘French, the pseudonymous couple who single-handedly revamped the psychological thriller in the 1990s, show they remain as expert at suspense, plot and the psychology of stressed heroines’ 

– Sunday Times

'The Lying Room is a return to their roots, and oh boy, is it a good one... With its terrifying premise – how easy it is for an ordinary woman to find herself faced with evil – The Lying Room isn't merely a return to the form of Nicci French's earlier chillers – it's even better' 

– Observer

‘It’s Nicci French perfection – which, as we all know, is the best kind of perfection. So, so gripping and brilliantly clued' 

– Sophie Hannah

The Lying Room reasserts Nicci French as the master of duplicity, suspense and sleight of hand’ 

– Sam Baker

'The hook of The Lying Room is chilling: a woman discovers the dead body of a man she knows and doesn’t tell a soul. From the very first page, Nicci French remains one step ahead of us as we race to unpick Neve Connolly's deadly tangle. Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable'

– Louise Candlish

‘You know a book's gripping when you sneak away at any opportunity to read it. Meticulously plotted, psychologically astute’ 

– Sarah Vaughan

‘This book is a pure adrenaline rush!’ 

– Jenny Colgan