Liam Trethowan goes missing and is presumed dead, and the police decide that he committed suicide. His siblings are left to try and make sense of why. In their search for answers they find yet more questions, and the mystery deepens. All too soon, trouble finds them, and it becomes apparent that Liam has left behind him a legacy of lies and deceit. This book asks the question: How well can we truly know those closest to us?
This novel is predominantly mystery, but it also contains suspense and drama and would fit well within the category of thriller. There is a thread of romance throughout the tale, and the whole thing is heavily character driven.
The plot is well developed and realistic, and the pace is steady throughout. This book grabbed my attention from the get go and didn’t ease up until the very end. The characters are well developed, and very real. I didn’t come across a single spelling mistake or typo at all; something I don’t see too often in a book. The editing has been done to a high standard, and the writing is active and immediate.
I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and based on this novel, would highly recommend Shauna Bickley’s books. I award a strong 5 out of 5 stars to Lies of The Dead.