Hello today to Rachel Abbott and the blog tour for her latest novel, The Shape of Lies. Are you ready to play The Shape of Truth and Lies game and potentially win a signed copy of the novel?
This is Rachel’s ninth novel and it follows respectable mother, wife and head teacher, Anna Franklyn, who is driving to work when a voice on her favourite radio phone-in programme shatters every hope that she has escaped her dark past. The caller on ‘The One That Got Away’ claims to be her ex-lover, Scott, and in less than a week, he will expose her truth on air. But how is that possible when Scott is dead?
Meanwhile, Abbott’s much-loved detective, Tom Douglas, needs to find the killer responsible for two brutal murders and unravel Anna’s web of lies to discover what connects her to both bodies.
The Shape of Truth and Lies Game
To celebrate the publication of The Shape of Lies we are playing a game of truth and lies. Play along, follow the blog tour to collect all the truths and you could be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of The Shape of Lies.
How to play:
Rachel Abbott has come up with two big lies and one absolute truth about her life. Can you channel her beloved detective, Tom Douglas, and detect the one truth? Pick carefully, then follow the blog tour to collect all the truths and enter the prize draw. Once you have all seven truths email your answers to email@example.com.
Now, read on to play The Shape of Truth and Lies game and be in with a chance of winning your very own signed copy.
Which one is truth? A, B or C? Keep your answer safe, collect all seven truths and send to: firstname.lastname@example.org (see the blog tour banner below for details of the blogs taking part in the game.)
Remember to head to www.noveldeelights.com tomorrow for the next stop of The Shape of Lies blog tour and the next game of The Shape of Truth or Lies.
My verdict on The Shape of Lies:
Anna has secrets and a past; things her husband Dominic knows nothing about. Secrets she wants kept hidden.
When her past threatens to ruin her present, Anna can feel it all beginning to fall apart. She is not sure what to do to stop it.
DCI Tom Douglas and DI Becky Robinson are back, this time investigating a murder in a Manchester car park. Tom, Becky and Anna’s worlds are about to collide in a big way.
I have made no secret of the fact that I love Rachel Abbott and her novels so I was very excited at the fact that there was a new book and the return of Becky and Tom. I think they are my favourite detective duo.
The compelling plot has intrigue, mystery, twists and turns – everything I love about this genre of novels.
Told from the point of view of Tom, Becky and Anna, Rachel has a great way of pulling you into the story. I couldn’t stop and read it in pretty much one sitting. I didn’t see the end coming that was for sure. I will say no more as I don’t want to spoil it.
As each book progresses, you learn a little more about Tom and Becky. Although reading previous novels in the series would give you understanding of the characters, The Shape of Lies can be read as a standalone.
If you are a fan of crime novels and looking to discover a new author and series, I totally recommend this book.
Rachel Abbott’s debut thriller, Only the Innocent, was an international bestseller, reaching the number one position in the Amazon charts both in the UK and US. This was followed by the number one bestselling novels The Back Road, Sleep Tight, Stranger Child, Nowhere Child (a short novel based on the characters from Stranger Child), Kill Me Again, The Sixth Window, Come a Little Closer and And So It Begins. Her most recent novel, The Shape of Lies, was released in February 2019.
Rachel’s novels have now been translated into over 20 languages and her books have sold over 3 million copies in the English language.
Rachel splits her time between Alderney – a beautiful island off the coast of France – and the Le Marche region of Italy, where she is able to devote all her time to writing fiction.
To view The Shape of Lies on Amazon: http://mybook.to/The-Shape-of-Lies