Wednesday 5 May 2021

#BlogTour All My Lies by Sophie Flynn

It's my turn on the BlogTour All My Lies by Sophie Flynn. 

About the Author

Sophie Flynn is a Cotswolds based psychological thriller author with an MA in Creative Writing from Oxford Brookes. Alongside writing, Sophie is the Head of Marketing at Jericho Writers. After being awarded a place at Swanwick Writers’ Summer School on the TopWrite scheme for young writers in 2017, Sophie began writing short fiction. She has since had many stories published and placed in competitions with organisations such as Writing Magazine and The Cheltenham Literature Festival.

When not writing, Sophie can mostly be found on muddy walks with her husband and rescue dog or disappearing to Cornwall whenever possible. To find out more, visit her website or follow her on Twitter @sophielflynn

About the book

Anna wants to escape. She doesn’t know when her marriage to James began to feel like a trap or when he became so controlling. All she knows is that she needs to leave before it’s too late. And she has a plan.

When Anna reconnects with her childhood sweetheart, Sam, she sees it as the answer to her problems. Finally, they’ll have a life together, like they’d always planned – the life she was meant to have. But the lies are catching up with her . . .

On the morning of their escape, Sam goes missing. Anna knows he wouldn’t leave her, that something must have happened to him. Her search for answers will force her to confront her past, something that she has been running from for a very long time . . .


At times, actually quite often, all three of the main characters lose their gloss and are all equally the bad guy. James the controlling and abusive husband, Sam who has trouble with the truth and of course Anna. Anna who seems to live on the cusp between fear, hiding her truth and keeping her many secrets all in a row.

It's that element that gives this dark domestic thriller a bit of a devil may care flair. You're never quite sure whether Anna is petrified, an evil cheating genius or a woman who is a product of the secrets she left behind a long time ago.

Planning the getaway from her abusive husband is a plan a long time in the making. Anna intends to start over again with her lover until he disappears or at least she thinks he has. According to everyone else she is the problem, so between people calling her a bit of a clingy psycho and James at home, she is a little bit desperate.

The author has given this a bit of hectic, disjointed feel, which plays into the way Anna is perceived by others and yet she doesn't see herself that way at all. That in itself is absolutely the key to the gas-lighting going on here and there. It's one with a twist, a twist that brings all the threads together in the end.

Buy All My Lies at Amazon Uk or go to Goodreads for any other retailer. Publisher: Simon and Schuster UK, Publishing 23rd April 2021 | E-book Original. Buy at Amazon com.  

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