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Publisher's Summary

Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her? 

Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self. 

But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear. 

"Mummy, why did you kill someone?"

Tia knows how rumors spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why. 

It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that…. 

Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives? 

From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone Girl, The Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you. 

©2020 Shalini Boland (P)2020 Bookouture

Critic Reviews

"Enthralling…leaves you gasping for air…. If you haven’t read anything by this author, then you really should. Be warned though as her books are highly addictive…. You won’t be going anywhere until you get to the last word." (Bytheletterbookreviews)

"Oooh!…. Another stunning read from the very talented Shalini. Boy has she done it again!" (Nicki’s Book Blog)

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Sadly not one of her best

I absolutely love this author & normally give 5 stars but although this was good, it wasn’t great. There were some twists though which brought it up from 3 stars.

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Uneventful

One of the most uneventful and boring audio books I have listened to. I waited patiently for something unexpected to happen. It did not happen. Boring. Very disappointed.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-04-2020

Eh

Another Audible Book that had great reviews but turned out to be mediocre at best I swear audible uploads great reviews just sell books.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-04-2020

Easy to listen to but not suspenseful or what I would consider a psychological thriller.

I would not recommend this if you are looking for a great mystery. It’s sweet but not that interesting. It has good parts but I was hoping for more of a thriller.

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  • Misty M.
  • 02-10-2020

1-click author does it again!

Shalini Boland, will your psychological thrillers ever fail to amaze me? No, I think not! "One of Us is Lying" was another page-turner (or binge-listen in my case), and I'd expect nothing less from one of my favorite *1-click* authors! Tia, Kelly, and Fiona are childhood best friends, all grown up and mostly as close as ever. Tia and Kelly each have families of their own, while Fiona, forever career-oriented, makes up half of an outwardly perfect power couple. When rumors start to form, unbelievable photos pop up, and reputations come into question, it doesn't take long for these friends to start doubting each other and everyone around them. You'll have to read it yourself to find out just how it all unravels! Shalini certainly knows how to write 'em! This particular story is told through three main narratives, along with glimpses into a past event that sneaks up every few chapters. "One of Us is Lying" was another one of those books that kept me interested the entire time and made me want to knock some sense into a few of their heads! While I wasn't completely pulled towards one character or another, I appreciated what each of them brought to the metaphorical table. Tia's persona was driven to protect her family, no matter the cost. Kelly desired to help those in need, even at the risk of her family. While Fiona craved peace and success. Perhaps if they'd all confided in each other, to begin with, they'd have figured out how everything connected a lot sooner - luckily for me, they didn't, as that would've shortened things up way too fast for my liking! Now, if you're looking for a binge-read with an ending you won't entirely expect, then look no further! Thank you to the author, the publisher Bookouture and Netgalley, for my complimentary ebook copy of "One of Us is Lying"! I also purchased the paperback and audio format of this title as Shalini Boland is a favorite, and I love following along in multiple ways, depending on my mood! I'd like to note, Katie Villa was an excellent narrator for this piece of work! I have voluntarily and honestly reviewed this title as four stars.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 01-10-2020

Entertaining

Not 5 star material in my opinion but I don't regret listening to this book at all! I think I will take the advice given about THE SECRET MOTHER

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  • Anonymous User
  • 30-09-2020

What a disappointment!

Absolute rubbish! Never again will l read anything by this author. The most boring and predictable book I’ve ever listened to.

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  • Helenm
  • 06-09-2020

Really enjoyed

A great story about friendship. I will miss the 3 main characters in the book. Kept me guessing most of the way. Really enjoyed the story.

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  • barbara
  • 27-07-2020

One of Us is Lying

A fantastic listen/read. Always love the stories and the human interaction. You are always guessing what is going to happen next, a very enjoyable book. I love this author and am always looking for her new books. The narration is excellent, bringing the characters alive.

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  • beverly shilling
  • 21-05-2020

Fantastic

I actually had to step away from this book at one point because it was at a scary part ( & I am a wimp). The plot weaves several lives together into a terrifying climax that brings it all together and answers the questions you have accumulated throughout. It is true to its genre a psychological thriller. The narrator is quite good. English. And my husband had trouble understanding her, so I finished in my own. A satisfying and twisty tale.

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  • Jeanne
  • 19-05-2020

okay

can't say it was my favorite book. the story was interesting enough and the narration was good.

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  • Nadia S.
  • 14-05-2020

Gripping!!

this was my first experience with audible and I am hooked. the narrator absolutely nailed the characters. the storyline was great and easy to follow. I will be getting more of this author's books in the future.

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  • Lorraine Tea
  • 08-05-2020

Brilliant twists.

Loved it. Couldn't wait to find out what was what. Brilliant. Always a good listen.

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  • Andrea Spencer
  • 19-04-2020

Brilliant

I loved the story, the narrator was excellent also. I highly recomend you all read/listen.

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  • P church
  • 12-04-2020

Edge of your seat all consuming must read book

Shalini Boland has a writing style that carries you away into the story and characters portrayed on the page. It’s so easy to visualise the settings and situations, to imagine the characters faces and expressions, as with each chapter you delve deeper into the lives of the people within the book. I hate to give away plots in my reviews as I want every reader to be able to experience the same sharp intakes of breath or heart stopping moments that you experience whilst embroiled in the pages of a story. I’ve read all of Shalini Bolands recent books and enjoyed them so much I’ve started on her older titles. If like me you shout at the tv when the baddie has the upper hand, tell them to leave the house, don’t go upstairs .... and so on. Then you will never be disappointed with a book from this wonderful writer.

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  • Katie Kat Books
  • 05-07-2020

Great story

Loved this book. Couldn’t stop listening to it. The twists were plenty and the story overall was really cohesive and fast paced bi had suspected everyone at different times during the book and enjoyed the reveal at the end. Good narration and gripping story.

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  • Nicola Ellis
  • 14-05-2020

Predictable

This story starts off quite well but quickly becomes very unbelievable, far fetched and predictable I’m afraid. Also the character relationships don’t seem genuine so it was very disappointing.

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  • lynnect
  • 03-05-2020

Brilliant as always

Another brilliant book by this author and great narration. Lots of great twists. A must read.

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  • julie panther
  • 02-05-2020

one of us is lying

brilliant really good amazing just goes to show that behind closed doors you don't know what's going on loved it couldn't put it down well WORTH a listen

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  • Wayne
  • 24-04-2020

Loved it , love this narrator

Great book as always I love shalini boland books not had one I didn’t love and this was the same

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  • sindydean
  • 20-04-2020

Excellent book

I was thrilled to find secret depths to this book, I tried to predict the story and ‘got it all wrong’ I thoroughly enjoyed the characters even creepy dentist who added an element of humour. 5 stars

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  • Mrs. C. Brazil
  • 17-04-2020

Fab

Due to poor vision im an avid audible listener.... i loved the story/plot. I've also learnt they the narration is critically important to the plot. I loved it

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