Monday, 19 February 2018

#BlogTour My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup

Today is my stop on the BlogTour for My Mother the Liar by Ann Troup. Unfortunately I'm half a day late and a dollar short, due to a misunderstanding about scheduling. Without further ado here is a psychological thriller with a killer twist. Be prepared to doubt them all!

About the Author
Ann lives in Devon in a small house just a pebble's throw from the beach. She shares her home with her husband and a small white dog, both occasionally allow her to be inattentive to them so that she can write.

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About the book
Every family has its secrets…

From the author of The Lost Child, and The Forgotten Room. Perfect for fans of The Secret Mother and Linda Green.

Two dead bodies. A lifetime of secrets.

When Rachel Porter’s estranged mother dies, she returns to her family home filled with dread about having to face her past, and the people who populated it.

Little does she know that there are dead bodies waiting to be discovered, and a lifetime of secrets are about to untangle.

Secrets kept by her mother, the liar.
This family has more secrets to hide than a squirrel hiding nuts for winter. It seems to be a never-ending trail of despair, betrayal and abuse. Talk about dysfunctional family and destructive relationships. There just seems to be no end to it.

The story begins when Frances and Rachel meet at their mother's house to clear it after her death. I'm not sure either of them, or the hired help, are quite prepared to be confronted with mummified corpses hidden in tins and suitcases.  Not exactly what you expect to find whilst rummaging through memories and old ornaments. Then again you just never know what kind of secrets people are hiding under their supposedly perfect exterior.

With that shock begins the unravelling of  what is left of a family. Leaving the surviving members to cope with the memories, nightmares and the lies.

I have to admit Troup spins an intricate tale of desperation and hidden secrets, the kind you would rather not know about. Perhaps some things should remain buried, especially when the discovery of said secrets have the potential to destroy lives. Pathological lying appears to be a wee bit contagious, as the guilty point fingers at the innocent, oh wait there are no innocents in this scenario, and none of those involved are free of blood on their hands.

By the end of the story the reader is faced with the question, what would you do to keep your deepest and darkest secrets buried? Would you lie a little, would you kill?

Troup is a connoisseur of twisted characters and scenarios. Her killer plays the other characters like an expert violinist, whilst managing to appear innocent of any wrongdoing. My Mother the Liar may just make you wonder about your own mother. What kind of secrets is she hiding, eh?

Buy My Mother the Liar at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer.

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