Friday 14 July 2023

Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena BLOG TOUR #EveryoneHereIsLying @sharilapena @TransworldBooks @ThomasssHill @RandomTTours #BookReview


Welcome to Stanhope - a safe neighbourhood. A place for families.

William Wooler is a family man, on the surface. But he's been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road. So when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, to find his difficult nine-year-old daughter Avery unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper.

Hours later, Avery's family declares her missing.

Suddenly Stanhope doesn't feel so safe. And William isn't the only one on his street who's hiding a lie. As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery's neighbours become increasingly unhinged.

Who took Avery Wooler?

Nothing will prepare you for the truth.

Everyone Here Is Lying by Shari Lapena was published by Bantam / Transworld on 6 July 2023. My thanks to the publisher who sent my copy to review as part of this #RandomThingsTours Blog Tour

Shari Lapena never fails to impress me. She constantly delivers stories full of mystery, suspense, tension and devilish twists. Everyone Here Is Lying is another fabulous read from this author.

The small town of Stanhope may not be bustling and busy, but it holds many secrets and these are gradually revealed to the reader throughout the story. 

Nine-year-old Avery is a difficult child. She is demanding, and often rude and oppositional. Avery's behaviour during choir practice is so bad that the teacher sends her out. Instead of waiting to walk home with her older brother, she goes home on her own, finding the door key under the mat. When her father, William also unexpectedly arrives home that afternoon, he is not happy to find Avery there. They argue and William loses his temper before storming out of the house. 

Later that evening, Avery is reported missing by her family. 

Everyone Here Is Lying is a very apt title for this book. Almost all of the characters have something to hide and they are determined that their weaknesses will not be uncovered, not by the police, or by their family and neighbours. 

Some of the families on the street are far more than just neighbours, it's just that other people don't know. However, there are residents who see a lot, and are angry, and will do anything to get back at those people that they dislike. 

As the search for Avery continues, the reader is thrown many a clue ... or are we?  We learn a lot, we learn things that are unexpected and shocking, as do the characters. 

This is a well structured novel that kept me reading until late into the night. It is absolutely addictive. A dramatic, tense and very satisfying read. Recommended by me. 

Shari Lapena is one of the best-known thriller writers working today. 

Every one of her thrillers has been a Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller. 
She has spent a total of 76 weeks in the top 10 and has sold over 7 million copies across all titles and formats worldwide. 
Her debut, The Couple Next Door, was the overall bestselling fiction title in the UK in its year of publication and has been optioned for TV by Paramount. 

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