By Sophie Hannah
"A fantastically creepy, twisty mystery” (The Times (London)) by means of the across the world best-selling writer of The different Woman’s House and The flawed Mother
Naomi Jenkins is aware all approximately secrets and techniques: 3 years in the past whatever so bad occurred to her that she's by no means instructed a person approximately it. Now, Naomi has one other mystery: her courting with the unhappily married Robert Haworth. whilst Robert vanishes with out clarification, Naomi is familiar with he should have come to hurt. however the police are much less confident, quite while Robert's spouse insists he's not lacking. In desperation, Naomi makes a decision that if she cannot convince the detectives that Robert is at risk, she'll persuade them that he's a possibility to others. Naomi is familiar with tips on how to describe the activities of a psychopath; all she must do is dig up her personal disturbing past.
The moment ebook in Sophie Hannah’s liked Zailer and Waterhouse sequence, The Truth-Teller’s Lie is a chillingly shrewdpermanent suspense novel certain to attract lovers of Tess Gerritsen and Gillian Flynn.
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Fresh as they arrive. ’ ‘Why the identify switch, then? ’ stated Charlie thoughtfully. ‘Because he idolised Branwell Brontë? ’ ‘He grew up on Haworth street. quantity fifty-two. His new surname used to be his outdated highway identify. besides . . . legal list or no legal list, he should have had anything to conceal. ’ ‘Why won’t he fucking get up in order that we will be able to interview him? ’ Charlie snapped. ‘He may, Sarge. ’ ‘He won’t. He’s nonetheless having epileptic suits. each time I converse to the ward sister, she tells me anything new and undesirable: cerebellar tonsillar herniation, tonsillar haemorrhagic necrosis. Layman’s phrases? He’s on his means out. ’ She sighed. ‘So he used to be born Robert? You stated “his new surname”. ’ ‘Yeah,’ stated Gibbs. ‘Born at the 9th of August 1965. Robert Arthur Angilley. strange identify, isn’t it? Sarge? What’s—’ Gibbs stared after her as she ran alongside the hall and during the double doorways that ended in reception. may still he stick with her? After a couple of seconds, he made up our minds he should. He hadn’t loved the way in which she’d seemed ahead of she ran: white-faced. Scared, virtually. What the fuck had he stated? might be it wasn’t whatever to do with him. He’d overheard the tail finish of her telephone name, and she’d acknowledged whatever approximately her head being fucked up. He felt a piece low for having vented his frustration as a lot at the sarge as on Waterhouse and dealers. dealers, particularly. He was once the one that rather deserved it. The sarge was once a girl; women’s minds labored otherwise. He should have permit her off the hook. Gibbs ran via reception and out directly to the stairs, yet he used to be too past due. Charlie was once already in her automobile, pulling out of the automobile park directly to the line. half III 22 Saturday, April eight IN motion pictures, FOLLOWING an individual in a motor vehicle is often made to appear tough. If the individual forward is aware she or he is being pursued, there are surprising turns down hidden alleyways, sideways lurches directly to fields, short flights via air that finish with metal crashes and fires. If the prey is oblivious, there are different hurdles: site visitors lighting that adjust on the worst second, huge vehicles that overtake and block the follower’s view. I’ve been fortunate to date. None of these items has occurred to me. i'm in my automobile, following Sergeant Zailer in her silver Audi. I handed her as i used to be using in the direction of the police station, on my method to see her. She was once zooming off within the wrong way, it seems that in a rush. I did a three-point flip in the course of the road, blockading the site visitors on either side, and trigger after her. I don’t imagine Charlie Zailer has noticeable me, and I’ve been correct in the back of her the entire means out of town centre. Spilling isn’t this kind of position the place different drivers reduce in entrance of you. most folk are most likely chugging alongside to a couple neighborhood old or craft reasonable. the single individual at the street with a feeling of urgency is Sergeant Zailer. And me, as I can’t probability wasting her. i'm cautious to not allow an area open among my motor vehicle and hers. If she overtakes anyone, I go with the flow previous in her wake. on the moment roundabout after the excessive road ends, she takes the 1st left flip.