Title: The Lying Club
Author: Annie Ward
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Publication Date: 3rd March 2022
At an elite private school nestled in the Colorado mountains, a tangled web of lies draws together three vastly different women. Natalie, a young office assistant, dreams of having a life like the school moms she deals with every day. Women like Brooke-a gorgeous heiress, ferociously loving mother and serial cheater-and Asha, an overachieving and overprotective mom who suspects her husband of having an affair.
Their fates are bound by their relationships with the handsome, charming assistant athletic director Nicholas, who Natalie loves, Brooke wants and Asha needs. But when two bodies are carried out of the school early one morning, it seems the jealousy between mothers and daughters, rival lovers and the haves and have-nots has shattered the surface of this isolated, affluent town-a town where people will stop at nothing to get what they want.
I always like a bit of drama in books – especially when it concerns the lives of the rich, often entitled, members of a community like the one at an elite school in the Colorado mountains. The Lying Club is chock full of scandal, secrets, lies and familial tension. The story starts with two bodies being carried out of the school one morning by the police and then turns the clock back to explain how these deaths have occurred and how they are connected to three very different women – Natalie, Brooke and Asha. The Lying Club is the sort of thriller that feels deliciously indulgent and addictive – I flew through it, totally caught up in the messy lives of these women, their daughters and the school assistant athletic director, Nick. If you are looking for a story to lose yourself in – look no further!
Thank you to Joe at Quercus for inviting me on this tour. I kindly received a copy of the book from the publisher. My review is entirely my own honest opinion.
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