Today I’m excited to be on the publication day push for Sea of Lies by Rachel McLean – the sequel to Thicker Than Water 🙂 Another brilliant book by McLean that had me gripped from start to finish!
He abducted her. He fell in love with her. He helped her escape. Can she trust him?
Sarah Evans has returned home after being abducted and held in a dilapidated farmhouse by a group of men.
With her is Martin, who turned against the other men to help her escape. He says he’s not like them, and claims to be in love with her.
Can Sarah trust Martin? Does she share his feelings? Or should she listen to her father, himself deceitful and abusive, and turn her back on the relationship?
Sea of Lies is a chilling psychological thriller about secrets, trust, and a family falling apart.
A standalone sequel to Thicker Than Water
This is the sequel to Thicker Than Water which I loved and was excited to read! You can find my review for it here.
Sea of Lies is a gripping psychological thriller that will have you turning the page to see what happens next! We’re back with Sarah after she’s just got back from her distressing ordeal but she has Martin with her…..the person that was involved in her kidnap but also the man that helped her escape….because he’s fallen in love with her. He’s gone back to the village where she lives but it hasn’t gone down well with the residents….or with her mean and abusive Dad.
Throughout the book we experience Sarah confusion about how she feels for Martin, whilst her Mum is trying to set her up with someone else. Not only that but her Dad is trying to control her every action and she just doesn’t know what to do. Should she trust Martin? Does she have feelings for him? Does she even want him in the village? What about the man her Mum has lined up for her? And how does she deal with her controlling Father?
It’s hard to say much without giving bits of the plot away……but she is honestly one strong girl! The growth of the Sarah we meet in Thicker Than Water to the woman she has become in a matter of days is incredible and I was routing for her the whole way through. I really wanted her to make the right decisions and do what she wanted to do, and not what her parents thought was best!
We also meet one of the other less desirable characters from the first book, seeing a different side to him too….but has he changed? Does he really have her best interests at heart, or does he have ulterior motives?
Sea of lies is an emotive story with many twists and turns, and all the while all you really want is for Sarah to be happy…..but will she get what she truly wants in the end? You’ll have to read to find out!
about the author….
My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.
Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?
My books aim to fill that gap.
If you’d like to know more about my books and receive extra bonus content, please join my book club at rachelmclean.com/bookclub. I’ll send you a weekly email with news about my writing research and progress, stories and bonus content for each book. And I’ll let you know when my books are on offer.
Thank you to the author and to Rachel’s Random Resources for letting me take part in the tour, and for providing me with a copy of the book in return for an honest review!
If you’ve read Thicker Than Water you’ll definitely want to read this so let me know what you think!
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