You wake up.
You can’t remember what happened.
The man lying next to you is not your husband.
And he’s not breathing . . .
Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she’s done something bad.
She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.
But it’s not Niall who’s lying beside her. In fact, she’s never seen this man before.
And he’s dead . . .
As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it’s clear to Detective Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect – though they soon find she’s not the only one with something to hide.
Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?
And I just caught your eye with this. Haven’t I?
Everyone who knows me is already aware of the fact that I love Gytha Lodge and read her previous two books. This is the third in the detective Jonah Sheens series and the best so far. I absolutely devoured it.
It is so fast paced but without being rushed. Perfectly plotted and so twisted that I could not guess any of the events happening. It gripped me from the beginning and kept me turning pages until late in the night.
The characters are built to perfection and the writing flawless. I have to admit that LIE BESIDE ME is one book like no other. Filled with twists and turns made to suck you in and prove once again that Gytha Lodge is a master of crime detective stories.
I don’t want to say more than: THIS IS A 2021 MUST READ
Thank you to @NetGalley and @Penguin publishing house for giving me the opportunity to read this book before it’s publishing day. This is one book that will stay in my heart for a very long time and I will recommend it wherever I can.