Hello! Happy weekend and although I’m gutted not to be at Harrogate this year, I am thrilled to welcome you to JuliaPalooza for my stop on the Blog Tour for Call Me A Liar by Colette McBeth, which is available now (links below).
About the book
You could say it started with vanity. We believed we were special. But the truth is we were simply vulnerable.
One of them is lying. One of them is guilty. No one is safe.
Months after landing their dream job, five brilliant young minds are sent on a remote retreat. But when one of them disappears, they’re forced to question why they were brought here in the first place, and how far they’d go to get what they want.
And for the first time in their lives, they realise too much knowledge can be deadly.
This is the chilling story of what happens when the idealism of youth turns toxic. Can it ever be justified to do bad things for the greater good?
Call Me A Liar is a terrifyingly modern tale: part mystery, part thriller, part conspiracy theory and all gripping.
This is the first book I have read by Colette McBeth – bar her excellent short story in the first Killer Women anthology – but I doubt it will be the last.
The book keeps you intrigued and wrong-footed from the start, keen to find out how the prologue and initial chapter fit into the overall story. After the strong opening, it does briefly settle down into a more sedate pace but this scene-setting is absolutely essential to the plot.
It jumps a little through time and is written from several viewpoints, each with its own distinct voice and each gradually adding seemingly unconnected pieces to the jigsaw until the final picture is revealed.
The twists are many, the ground is constantly shifting and at the halfway point I had absolutely no idea who to trust! This is a fabulous, tense and complex book, right from its compelling opening to its very satisfying ending. I will definitely explore more from Colette McBeth.
Thank you to Headline and Anne Cater of Random Things Blog Tours for my spot on the tour.
About the author
Colette McBeth is the critically acclaimed author of psychological thrillers Precious Thing, The Life I Left Behind and An Act of Silence.
Colette was a BBC TV News television correspondent for ten years, during which time she covered many major crime stories and worked out of Westminster as a political reporter.
She lives on the South Coast with her husband and three children.
About the Blog Tour
Please check out the rest of the amazing bloggers on the tour for Call Me A Liar: