Are we all ‘Liars’? Seeing as this is a blog tour and I am about to share my honest opinion of Frances Vick’s new release, ‘Liars’, I can safely say that I am no liar. But who is? 😉
Huge thanks to Bookouture for the blog tour invite and the ARC of the book. Here is my review:
He loves you. He’d do anything for you. But you don’t even know his name.
Jenny hasn’t had an easy life – no job and no money, with a sick mother and an abusive ex-stepfather. Not that anybody cares, she’s from the wrong side of town.
David has taken care of Jenny ever since they were at school together. He knows how special she is, how much she needs his support. David has a lot of love to give.
Jenny and David aren’t in a relationship. They aren’t even friends.
Jenny thinks she’s free to do what she wants, see who she likes. What does David think? Well, you’ll have to find out.
What does TWG think?
Good golly Miss Molly! This book completely funked over my brain! There I was, minding my own business, when all of a sudden everything I thought about the storyline was no longer…..true. Hell, I’m surprised the characters names were correct! Yes, yes, there were moments after the book played with my head something chronic, that I was just waiting for the characters names to end up being a lie.
Isn’t it crazy what one storyline can do to your mind?
I am being extremely careful with my review as I really don’t want to give anything anyway, especially as every little detail plays a huge part in the overall vibe of the book.
I am genuinely surprised that I managed to put my jaw back in its correct place! It seem to spend a lot of the duration of the novel, hanging down in shock! Every time I turned the page, there was yet another thing waiting to shock me or funk my head up in even more. I really didn’t know who to believe. The character who I ended up showing more empathy towards, ended up being extremely colourful and weirdly so, I felt a bit betrayed. How daft does that sound?
‘Liars’ kept me on the edge of my seat the whole way through. I did find the first part a little on the slow side, but after finishing the book, I can see why the author has written it that way as it’s a bit like ‘the calm before the storm’. Plus, setting the scene where this book is concerned, is extremely important because as readers, we need to create a picture in our own minds about what might happen. Without Frances Vick spoon-feeding parts of the storyline to begin with, I really don’t think that the book would have gripped me as much as it did.
Incredibly clever, highly gripping and incredibly intense, ‘Liars’ will leave you thinking that every single person is a liar….including yourself. Fabulous.
The only child of parents who worked at a top security psychiatric hospital, Frances Vick grew up receiving disquieting notes and presents from the patients. Expelled from school, she spent the next few years on the dole, augmenting her income by providing security and crewing for gigs, and being a medical experiment guinea pig. Later jobs included working in a theatre in Manhattan, teaching English in Japanese Junior High Schools, and being a life model in Italy, before coming back to London and working with young offenders and refugees. Her first novel ‘Chinaski’ was published in 2014, her second, bestselling novel ‘Bad Little Girl’ came out in February 2017. Liars is out now.
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