Title: THE LIAR’S GIRL
Author: CATHERINE RYAN HOWARD
Genre: FICTION, MYSTERIES & THRILLERS
Length: 322 PAGES
Publisher: BLACKSTONE PUBLISHING
Type of Book: HARDCOVER
Received From: NETGALLEY
Release Date: FEBRUARY 27, 2018
Price: $24.99 USD (HARDCOVER)
Rating: 5 OUT OF 5 STARS 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
Will Hurley was an attractive, charming, and impressive student at Dublin’s elite St. John’s College—and Ireland’s most prolific serial killer. Having stalked his four young victims, he drowned them in the muddy waters of the Grand Canal. Sentenced to life imprisonment when he was just nineteen, Will is locked away in the city’s Central Psychiatric Hospital.
Freshman Sally-Anne Smith moved to the Big Smoke to enroll in St. John’s and soon fell hard for Will Hurley. Her world bloomed … and then imploded when Liz, her best friend, became the latest victim of the Canal Killer—and the Canal Killer turned out to be the boy who’d been sleeping in her bed. Sally-Anne fled to the Netherlands, changed her name, and, in ten years, has never once looked back.
When a young woman’s body is found in the Grand Canal, Garda detectives visit Will to see if he can assist them in solving what looks like a copycat killing. Instead, Will tells them he has something new to confess—but there’s only one person he’s prepared to confess it to.
The last thing Sally-Anne wants is to be pulled back into the past she’s worked so hard to leave behind. Reluctantly, she returns to the city she hasn’t set foot in for more than a decade to face the man who murdered the woman she was supposed to become.
Only to discover that, until now, Will has left out the worst part of all …
The fear brought about by the “Canal Killer” will infect readers of this psychological thriller. It will have you constantly looking over your shoulder when walking alone at night.
Despite the fact that it has been ten years since Will was arrested and convicted of the four murders, Sally-Anne wants to know why. Why kill anyone, and especially why would her boyfriend kill her best friend? It is with those questions in mind that she agrees to talk to Will and find out what he has to say to the police about the latest murder.
From that point until the very last page, readers will find themselves engrossed in this fast-paced, mind boggling mystery/thriller.
I thought I had the book all figured out early in the story, but I was wrong. This tale has so many twists and turns that readers will never be bored and will be unable to put this book down.
The author has a knack for character building and for making those characters come to life. It is inevitable that readers become invested in Sally-Anne’s life.
Secrets, murder, friendship, romance, terror, security, love, hate, jealousy, happiness, chills and thrills all abound in this psychological thriller that I rate as 4.5 out of 5 Stars.🌟🌟🌟🌟 I am very much looking forward to reading more books by author Catherine Ryan Howard.
**A special Thank You to Netgalley for providing me with a free ARC (Advance Review Copy) of this book.**
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Catherine Ryan Howard was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1982.
Prior to writing full time, Catherine worked as a campsite courier in France and a front-desk agent in a hotel in Walt Disney World, Florida, and most recently as a social media marketer for a major publisher.
She is currently studying for a BA in English at Trinity College in Dublin.
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