Blog Tour Review – The Shape of Lies by Rachel Abbott

Always very excited to be be invited to get an early read of a Rachel Abbott book, I was delighted when I was asked to be on the blog tour of her latest psychological thriller The Shape of Lies.

About the book

Yesterday, Scott was dead. Today he’s back. And Anna doesn’t believe in ghosts!

Scott was Anna’s boyfriend. She loved him, but he ruined her life. When he died, she should have been free, but today Scott is on the radio, threatening to spill her secrets.

Anna is a mother, a wife, and head teacher of a primary school.
And she’s a good liar.

She made one mistake, and now she is having to pay for it. Scott is the only person who knows the truth about her past, but how can he be alive?

Soon, DCI Tom Douglas is going to knock on her door looking for answers. But Anna is already running scared: from the man she loved; the man she watched die; the man who has come back to life.

She has one week to find him. One week to stop him. 

So what did I think?

Rachel Abbott has done it again.

Within seconds of starting this book, I very quickly became totally immersed back into the world of Tom Douglas and his investigations. Action packed full of secrets and lies, mystery and intrigue, this is a brilliant addition to a series that just gets stronger and stronger with each new release.

If you’ve never started this series, then you really are missing a brilliant reading marathon. There’s a tiny bit of me, that wishes I’d never started it so I could enjoy it all over again. I highly recommend that you go right back to the start and read every one in order. There are 8 books and you won’t regret getting started on this series. It’s purely brilliant!

After a very traumatic time in her youth, Anna started a new life and eventually married and became a reputable head teacher and a pillar of the community, on the outside! When she hears something on the radio, there’s a huge possibility that Scott, who was huge part of her past, who she thought was dead, is actually alive and things start happening threatening to expose her life, and she has just one week to find out the truth.

This is such a gripping and compulsive read with so many twists and turns along the way, that just kept on hitting me from all angles and from places that you really never expected and OMG the end of the book shocked me to the core and left me gagging for more!

I really enjoy reading about Tom and his sidekick Becky and getting more of an insight into their lives, which unfold in each book. The books would make SUCH a brilliant and compelling TV series and I think I read it a lot with that in mind with the behind the scenes stories just as strong as the main plot and I can picture it all so well in my mind.

Rachel Abbott’s writing is so strong, and awesome that she is one author that I would drop everything for, to read her latest book. Such a talented lady who shares her gift for writing with her audience so brilliantly.


About the author

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 and The Sixth Window. Her most recent novel, Come a Little Closer, is available from February 2018.

Rachel’s novels have now been translated into over 20 languages and her books have sold over 3 million copies in the English language. 

In 2015 Amazon celebrated the first five years of the Kindle in the UK, and announced that Rachel was the #1 bestselling independent author over the five-year period. She was also placed #14 in the chart of all authors. Stranger Child was the most borrowed novel for the Kindle in the first half of 2015.

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. For more information, see Rachel’s website, or follow her on Twitter.

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Kim Nash