Lie Beside Me: From the bestselling author of Richard and Judy bestseller She Lies in Wait (Paperback)Gytha Lodge (author)
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The man lying beside you is not your husband. And he's not breathing... The gripping third thriller starring DCI Jonah Sheens - available to pre-order now.
Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she's done something bad.
She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.
But it's not Niall who's lying beside her. In fact, she's never seen this man before.
And he's not breathing . . .
As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it's clear to Detective Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect - though they soon find she's not the only one with something to hide.
Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?
Praise for Gytha Lodge:
'A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud' VAL MCDERMID
'What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller' A J FINN, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder' The Sunday Times
'Brilliantly formed characters and a twisty, clever plot had me turning pages well past my bed time' HEIDI PERKS, bestselling author of Now You See Her
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 25 mm
Gytha Lodge handles a complicated and compelling plot with effortless skill. Lie Beside Me is fast-paced but never rushed, with clues and twists to keep you absolutely hooked from the first page to the last. I can't wait for her next book -- Jane Casey, bestselling author of The Cutting Place
Clever, pacy, well-written and utterly gripping, Lie Beside Me is one of my favourite books so far this year. -- CL Taylor
The latest instalment of the Jonah Sheen series, Lie Beside Me is the best yet. It moves at a cracking pace from the high concept opening to its tightly plotted finale, while deepening the characterisation and the world so well created in the first two of the series. I stayed up till 2am to finish it - brilliantly done. -- Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of Blood Orange
A killer premise, razor-sharp writing, and twists to die for, what more could you possibly want? Gytha Lodge is a brilliant storyteller, and Lie Beside Me is easily her best yet. I hope this series never ends -- Chris Whitaker, bestselling author of We Begin At The End
A gripping, twisted, edge-of-your-seat thriller * Sun *
Such an ingenious concept and what an opening! I was gripped from that very first shocking page. An intelligent, twisty and compulsive thriller. This is the first from the Sheens series I have read but I loved the story, and the characters so much I'm going to definitely read the others. Absolutely brilliant -- Claire Douglas, bestselling author of Local Girl Missing
Secrets and self-sabotage abound in this gripping psychological thriller * Guardian *
Full of corkscrew twists and subtle turns, this third novel confirms Lodge as a gifted writer * Daily Mail *
This is a brilliant page-turner that will keep you mesmerised until the very last page * WI Life *
A snappy read that will delight thriller lovers * Prima *
I absolutely raced through this. Lots of writers dream up high concept openings and then have no idea where to take them but Gytha delivers in spades and keeps you guessing until the final pages -- Trevor Wood, CWA Dagger-winning author of The Man on the Street
I loved Watching from the Dark, and Lie Beside Me didn't disappoint as the next in the series. It's another gripping page-turner, where Lodge sucks us in with a nightmarish opening chapter and then keeps us guessing right until the end -- Emily Koch, bestselling author of If I Die Before I Wake
It drags you in with a brilliant hook and terrific characters which won't let you go until you've finished. It will keep you guessing right until the end. HIGHLY recommended -- Neil Lancaster
Tense and twisty from the start, exploring the darker side of friendship and trying to put together clues from a forgotten night... I woke up early just to finish it! -- Rachael Blok
Just as compelling as you'd expect from this masterful plotter . . . From that explosive opening, this pacy and intricately-woven thriller continues at speed * Cambridge Edition *
Lie Beside Me is perfectly paced with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers hooked, from an opening that packs a real punch, all the way through to the satisfying ending. Beautifully written with a cast of characters who keep you questioning everything you think you've worked out. I loved it -- Amanda Jennings
An absolute belter of a read. Thoroughly absorbing and impossible to put down. Highly recommended for crime fiction fans -- Olivia Kiernan
An edgy multi-layered mystery with an unforgettable opening and one suspect after another. The goings on in the detectives' private lives were just as fascinating as the main story. The characters were so well-rounded they felt real. I didn't want this story to end. -- Allie Reynolds, author of Shiver
The shocking opening hooked me in and the twists and turns kept me furiously turning the pages, desperate to know how the story would unfold. Lie Beside Me is a clever and compelling thriller, with a fantastic cast of characters you'll want to spend time with. I loved it -- Lisa Gray, bestselling author of Thin Air
Superbly plotted and and relentlessly pacy, Lie Beside Me is hands-down her best yet. From its grab-you-by-the-throat opening to its truly shocking conclusion, Lie Beside Me will have you second-guessing everyone and everything. This really is a series going from strength to strength -- Caz Frear, Richard and Judy bestselling author of Sweet Little Lies
Thrilling * My Weekly *
Praise for Gytha Lodge -- :
A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud -- Val McDermid
An excellent detective novel. The opening scene is superb, and sets up the story beautifully. Gripping, multi-layered and fresh. Terrific -- Will Dean * author of Dark Pines *
An absolute gem - I was hooked from the first page -- Jo Jakeman * author of Sticks and Stones *
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