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Lying Beside You

Lying Beside You

By Michael Robothampaperback29 June 2022
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'The guy can't write a bad book. This is one of his best, suspenseful and hard to put down' STEPHEN KING

TWO MISSING WOMEN. ONE WITNESS. SO MANY LIES . . . The brand-new thriller by the number-one bestselling and award-winning master of crime

Twenty years ago, Cyrus Haven's family was murdered. Only he and his brother survived. Cyrus because he hid. Elias because he was the killer.

Now Elias is being released from a secure psychiatric hospital and Cyrus, a forensic psychologist, must decide if he can forgive the man who destroyed his childhood.

As he prepares for the homecoming, Cyrus is called to a crime scene in Nottingham. A man is dead and his daughter, Maya, is missing. Then a second woman is abducted . . . The only witness is Evie Cormac, a troubled teenager with an incredible gift: she can tell when you are lying.

Both missing women have dark secrets that Cyrus must unravel to find them - and he and Evie know better than anybody how the past can come back to haunt you . . .

This breathtaking new thriller from the #1 bestselling author will keep you guessing until the very end.

Praise for Lying Beside You:

'It's hard to top Michael Robotham for his sheer criminal consistency. Want a great thriller that will keep you fixated to the page until the last word? He's your man' The Age

'Has you hooked from the get-go. A quality read' Daily Telegraph

'A dark, compelling thriller' Canberra Times

'Another terrific thriller . . . This is a well-crafted and clever mystery that quickly draws the reader in and keeps them enthralled all the way to the startling conclusion. Recommended' Canberra Weekly

'Flawless. Further proof that Michael Robotham is one of the most accomplished thriller writers in the world. It's superbly paced, intricately plotted and packed with characters that leap off the page. Simply sensational' M.W. CRAVEN

'Compulsively readable. As always, Michael Robotham builds his nail-biter around damaged people who only want to do what's right' LINWOOD BARCLAY

'Exactly the sort of thriller that pins you to your seat until you've finished it: a proper heart-pounding mystery with unforgettable characters and compelling twists' JANE CASEY

'Masterful . . . With its intriguing characters, perfectly interwoven storylines and killer twists, Robotham's latest thriller lives up to his fans' sky-high expectations. His best yet' ROSE CARLYLE

'A fantastic read - pacy, spare and engrossing' AJAY CHOWDHURY

'Michael Robotham is such a wonderfully perceptive writer; rich, real characters who are constantly surprising . . . I co

PRODUCT DETAILS

  • Title: Lying Beside You
  • Author: Michael Robotham
  • Edition: 1
  • Publisher: Hachette Australia
  • ISBN: 9780733648151
  • Length: 234.0 millimetre
  • Width: 153.0 millimetre
  • Languages: English

RATINGS & REVIEW

27/05/2022 7:43:10 PM - Marianne
Brilliant crime fiction.
Lying Beside You is the third book in the Cyrus Haven series by award-winning Australian author, Michael Robotham. While Evie Cormac tries to please Cyrus by getting a job and completing her schooling, DS Lenny Parvel requires his opinion in the case of a murdered father and a missing daughter. It’s not her case, and Cyrus is not exactly welcome, but his input is noted. Police can’t initially decide if Maya Kirk is on the run for patricide, or has been abducted, but Cyrus is quickly convinced that she is also a victim. When a second young woman is abducted from outside the bar where Evie works, she is the only reliable witness. At the same time, Evie manages to get herself into trouble with the police while trying to prove the innocence of someone falsely convicted. Cyrus, while distracted by his brother’s day release from Rampton, tries to puzzle out motive: “I am starting to understand this crime. The details have been floating in front of me like snippets from a film that needs to be edited into a story. The person responsible is no longer a mystery. I can see the world through his eyes.” While the reader is privy to all the important facts that Cyrus or Evie discover and, unaware of their relevance, don’t immediately share, the lightbulb moments are very satisfying. In this instalment, Cyrus has his Identity stolen, reluctantly attends a car race, climbs up a lift shaft, and employs a handyman. Evie’s safe haven, being Cyrus’s house, is invaded by guests of whom she is understandably wary: a schizophrenic brother and a newly-released prisoner; but her unique ability to detect lies directs her trust. With each book, the reader gets to know Cyrus and Evie a little more, as they grow and develop. Robotham again gives the reader a tightly plotted story liberally sprinkled with enough misdirection to keep the reader guessing right up to the nail-biting climax. There’s plenty of dark humour and the banter is often entertaining. This third dose of Cyrus and Evie is, if that’s actually possible, even better than the first two, and one tiny incident promises fans that the story of this pair is not yet over. Brilliant crime fiction. This unbiased review is from an uncorrected proof copy provided by NetGalley and Little, Brown Book Group UK
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