Good Morning!! Today I’m on the blog tour for The Lies We Tell by Niki Mackay, a brilliant crime/psychological thriller full to suspense and twists and turns….

the blurb

Madison Attallee, ex-police officer turned Private Investigator, returns to solve a missing-daughter case that is not as it might seem . . . 

Miriam Jackson is a famous radio presenter. Married to a successful film director, she has created the perfect life for herself.

Then her daughter goes missing.

Miriam is desperate to find her before her husband finds out and her perfect life crumbles around her. So she calls the only person who can help: Private Investigator Madison Attallee, who has just solved the biggest case of her career.

Can Madison find Miriam’s daughter? And will Miriam share the truth about her past?

my review

This is brilliant!

Miriam has a wonderful life – she’s a famous radio presenter, is married to a super famous film director, has a beautiful instagrammable daughter and has all the money she could dream of.  The perfect life some might think….but then she has a liaison with someone from her past and everything starts to spiral out of control.

Her teenage daughter goes missing.  The police think it’s just a ‘teenage’ thing, she’s done it before but Miriam has that feeling in her gut…..and it appears there’s more to it than everyone anticipated.

She hires Private Investigator Madison to find her.  And Madison uncovers a world that Miriam didn’t know existing.  A world that she’s been wrapped up in longer than she knew.  But will they find her daughter? And will Miriam’s past truly come back to haunt her?

I was completely gripped with this and couldn’t put it down!  It’s one of those where you think you’re sussing it out (and in part I was right in the beginning) but there is SO much more than you can imagine!  The suspense was brilliant, and there were twists and turns when you didn’t think there could be anymore!

The characters are brilliant.  Miriam is a self-assured confident woman – or so she appears.  We learn that there is much more to her than first appears.  Madison is a fantastic protagonist.  She’s battling her own demons which really helps her to understand some of the characters we meet, and she goes all out to crack the case.  The supporting cast are also brilliant – I absolutely love Peter!

The writing style is clear, easy to read and to follow.  The chapters alternate between characters and its clear throughout which part of the story you’re at.  It’s worth noting that there are some sensitive issues in this – prostitution, rape of underage girls and paedophilia so maybe best to avoid if you may find this upsetting.

However, I really enjoyed this book and now NEED to read Niki’s first book so I can meet Madison from the beginning! The story absolutely can be read as a standalone – I didn’t feel I was missing anything from the first book but because I loved this so much I just HAVE to read it!

Absolutely brilliant book the will keep you on your toes, suck you in and blow you away!



about the author

Niki Mackay studied Performing Arts at the BRIT School, and it turned out she wasn’t very good at acting but quite liked writing scripts. She holds a BA (Hons) in English Literature and Drama, and won a full scholarship for her MA in Journalism.

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Thanks to Tracy for inviting me on to the tour and to Niki and the publisher for providing me with a copy in return for an honest review.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

Chelle x

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