Today I am taking part in the books on tour and reviewing on its publication day The Liar Next Door by Nicola Marsh, published by Bookouture.
Numbness floods my body as I stumble up the steps leading to my house. Inside I know my five-year-old’s bed is empty, her dresser is ransacked, her overnight bag is gone. I can see her dolls lying untouched through the window of our perfect family home – in the place where I thought I could protect her forever. My daughter is missing.
You’d think my first instinct would be to call the police.
But I know who’s taken my daughter.
And I know that the police can’t help me.
Only I can convince the woman who has my baby to give her back. She thinks she knows my secrets… but she has no idea.
Fans of Liane Moriarty, Sally Hepworth and The Girl on the Train will love this utterly unputdownable domestic thriller from USA Today bestselling author Nicola Marsh.
Oh the drama in this one had me rubbing my hands together with glee as I was transported to the fictional suburb of Hambridge Heights, Brooklyn and into the characters lives of vlogger Frankie, single mother Celeste and soon to be mother Saylor, where each has something to hide and plenty to lose if uncovered. There is nothing that I love more than a scandalous domestic thriller and Nicola Marsh has delivered this in spades with The Liar Next Door.
Narrated in turn by the three women, but predominantly by Frankie, I was completely enthralled by this tale and invested in each of their stories. Brought together by the close knit community and motherhood, the women form a friendship, albeit a tentative one and as the story progresses, it is always on your mind as to who is hiding the most behind their closed doors. When all is revealed and we learn how their secrets have them all entwined, it is done so in spectacular fashion!
As always Nicola Marsh does a fantastic job of keeping the reader engaged and wanting more. What I love about her style is how she draws the reader in and when you least expect it she throws in a twist! In the case of this story, the twists just kept coming from every direction and I nearly put my neck out as I furiously flicked the pages to know more. As a former physiotherapist before becoming a full time author, I really could have used her services when I was done reading this!
The Liar Next Door is a compelling read from beginning to its thrilling twisted end (loved it!). With a great plot and a strong cast of characters, this book is highly addictive and you just can’t let this one pass you by. A fabulous read which will be in the top 5 out of my top 10 best books for 2021.
Thank you to Nicola Marsh, Bookouture and NetGalley for allowing me to read an advanced copy of The Liar Next Door, which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily.
This review will be added to, Goodreads, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Amazon Australia & Amazon US. I will also add to NetGalley, Apple Books, Kobo, Google Play and Barnes & Noble if available. As I am from Australia, I am unable to add to Amazon UK, but will post to Waterstones & Foyles if also available.
The Liar Next Door Books on Tour
Follow the tour along the way and see what these bloggers also thought about The Liar Next Door. Thanks to Bookouture for my spot on the books on tour.
Let’s Get to Know Nicola Marsh
USA TODAY bestseller and multi-award winner Nicola Marsh writes feel-good fiction…with a twist!
She has published 68 novels and sold over 8 million copies worldwide. She currently writes rural romance for Harper Collins Australia, emotional domestic suspense for Bookouture and contemporary romance for Harlequin Dare.
She’s also a Waldenbooks, Bookscan, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble bestseller, a RBY (Romantic Book of the Year) and National Readers’ Choice Award winner.
A physiotherapist for thirteen years, she now writes full time, raises two dashing young heroes, shares fine food with family and friends, and her favorite, curls up with a good book!