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The Lying Room

Narrated by: Olivia Poulet
Length: 8 hrs and 43 mins
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Neve Connolly looks down at a murdered man. 

She doesn't call the police.  

‘You know, it’s funny,’ Detective Inspector Hitching said. ‘Whoever I see, they keep saying, talk to Neve Connolly, she’ll know. She’s the one people talk to, she’s the one people confide in.’ 

A trusted colleague and friend. A mother. A wife. Neve Connolly is all these things. 

She has also made mistakes: some small, some unconsciously done, some large, some deliberate. She is only human, after all. But now one mistake is spiralling out of control, and Neve is bringing those around her into immense danger. She can’t tell the truth. So how far is she prepared to go to protect those she loves? And who does she really know? 

And who can she trust? 

A liar. A cheat. A threat. 

Neve Connolly is all these things. 

Could she be a murderer?

©2019 Joined-Up Writing (P)2019 W. F. Howes Ltd

Critic Reviews

“'The hook of The Lying Room is chilling: a woman discovers the dead body of a man she knows and doesn’t tell a soul...Nicci French remains one step ahead of us as we race to unpick Neve Connolly's deadly tangle. Expertly paced, psychologically sharp, thoroughly enjoyable." (Louise Candlish)

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  • Lindessa
  • 13-10-2019

loved it!!!!

Missed these crime stories glad the are back after Frida Klein. well written well narrated. listen you won't regret it.

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  • M. M. Makki
  • 09-10-2019

Disappointing

This is not a patch on their Freda Klein
Novels which I enjoyed very much. The heroine is a dippy career girl who doesn’t seem to do much work yet manages to support an equally dull husband who never works at all ,has three children and has time for an affair.
The breathy narrator is a bit irritating too.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-10-2019

Who did it and why?

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was a page turner from beginning to end. The detail of family life is vibrant and you can almost taste the descriptions of dinner. Neve is a person we know and it is like snooping on your friends life. Enjoy!

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  • SandraL
  • 07-10-2019

Disappointing

I usually love anything written by Nicci French, but this time I was disappointed. I found this book overlong, with too much unnecessary detail about the minutiae of life. I liked the character of Neve but found some of the things she did totally unbelievable. The rest of the characters were mostly quite unpleasant! The policeman seemed like he was based on Colombo because he kept popping up in Neve's life at random moments.

The story itself was interesting though, and I didn't guess who the killer was.