Lying Beside You – A Duffy Favourite
‘The guy can’t write a bad book. This is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down’ STEPHEN KING
TWO MISSING WOMEN. ONE WITNESS. SO MANY LIES . . . The brand-new thriller by the number-one bestselling and award-winning master of crime
Twenty years ago, Cyrus Haven’s family was murdered. Only he and his brother survived. Cyrus because he hid. Elias because he was the killer.
Now Elias is being released from a secure psychiatric hospital and Cyrus, a forensic psychologist must decide if he can forgive the man who destroyed his childhood.
As he prepares for the homecoming, Cyrus is called to a crime scene in Nottingham. A man is dead and his daughter, Maya, is missing. Then a second woman is abducted . . . The only witness is Evie Cormac, a troubled teenager with an incredible gift: she can tell when you are lying.
Both missing women have dark secrets that Cyrus must unravel to find them – and he and Evie know better than anybody how the past can come back to haunt you . . .
This breathtaking new thriller from the #1 bestselling author will keep you guessing until the very end.
Duffy’s Thoughts on Lying Beside You
Well, Michael Robotham certainly knows how to write a classic main character. Cyrus Haven survived a family tragedy, one his brother was responsible for, to then rise up the ranks of the police force. Two women go missing and as the clues come together, Cyrus’s world seemingly starts to fray.
I was hooked from the first chapter and had no idea this was part of a series, Lying Beside You stands firmly on its own merit. The characters of damaged yet brilliantly smart Cyrus, headstrong but troubled Evie and dark and tortured Elias underpin a cast of characters in this fine thriller suspense that had me gripped right up until the end.
If I had one tiny gripe it would be that it was a tad too long. I think 50 pages shorter would have made the race to the end punchier. Or, maybe, I was skipping pages in the last third of the book to just to find out what happened!
I will definitely be reading more in the Evie and Cyrus series.
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