The Liar's Daughter: An absolutely gripping psychological thriller with a jaw-dropping twist

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‘Wow!!!!… An absolutely fantastic unputdownable psychological thriller… It kept me on the edge of my seat and then in the edge of my bed until late at night as I just could not put it down!!!… I was captivated.’ Bookworm86 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


The call comes on an ordinary Sunday afternoon to say your sister has been admitted to hospital with a serious head injury. But you don’t have a sister… do you?

You’ve never doubted your parents. You’ve loved them without question your whole life. But your stepmother is uncharacteristically speechless, and your father isn’t well enough to understand.


So you get in your car.


Turn the key in the ignition.


Knowing everything behind you is a lie.


Not knowing what lies ahead: the truth… or something far darker?

A deliciously dark and twisty tale of deception, secrets and family ties, The Liar’s Daughter is perfect for fans of The Girl on the Train, The Woman in the Window and The Family Upstairs.

Readers are loving The Liar’s Daughter:

Holy Moly! I LOVED it!… There are just SO many secrets that made my head spin… I was tricked, kept in the dark and that rug was firmly pulled from my feet… A book that will sink its claws into you. It made me question everything… Enough twists to keep your head spinning as if you have been on the Waltzers!!’ Zooloo’s Book Diary ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Straight out FABULOUS!!Every..... Single..... Time.... I thought I had it figured out I got a surprising twist. Don't ya just love that?… I literally could not put this book down.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Wowzers!!What a rollercoaster this was, just when you think you had worked it out bang Rona pulls out another twist Gripping all the way to the end… My book of the year.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Deliciously dark and twisty… Will have you locking all the doors and flipping pages in order to find out what happened… Seriously one of the best psychological thrillers I’ve read in a long time!… Your heart will be pounding!’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Absolutely love this book, read it so fastOne of the best thrillers of the year. I highly recommend it.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Hands down one of the best thrillers I’ve read so far this year… Will have your heart racing, your palms sweaty, and your breath stuck in your throat. The suspense gets that overwhelming. Wear a neck brace when you read this one!… It’s a twisty roller coaster ride… Just when you think the story is going in one direction, another sudden, unexpected twist jerks it in another… The ending is brilliant!Book Rant Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

It’s 4AM where I am and I had to tell you how much I loved this one. I stayed up all night when I only intended to read one chapter. Do yourself a favor, get this page turner full of twists, secrets, surprises. You have no idea what to expect next. Just when you think you know — you have no clue.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘From the very beginning a feeling of creepiness crept into the book. I felt I had to be on guard the whole time. There never seemed to be a safe place. It was like there was always someone watching, following your every move and that’s just great... I thoroughly enjoyed it.’ B for Bookreview ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


This book just goes off like a rocket – believe me it just gets better and better. There’s a particular point where you realise there is so much more to this story and the twists and turns start. I stayed up into the early hours to finish [it].’ Fiction Cafe Book Club ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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27 reviews
Alicia Toovey
April 26, 2021
First of all, a big thank you to Bookouture for the ARC of The Liar's Daughter. Wow! Rona Halsall exceeded my expectations with this one! What an intriguing and twisty book this turned out to be. Let's just say I was pleasantly surprised by The Liar's Daughter. At first, it seemed like a fairly straight-forward story. However, it is soon made apparent it is anything but. It was full of surprises and twists that I did not see coming. As the truth came to light I was struck with a wide range of emotions; disbelief, anger, and empathy for the main characters. The writing was clear and engaging and held my interest. Everything made sense in the end and I was satisfied with the conclusion. The Liar's Daughter has it all: suspense, mystery, and family drama. I would highly recommend this book. Rona Halsall is a talented author and I look forward to reading more of her work. Eva, an only child, has taken a break from her two jobs to help her mom, Linda, take care of her father, Mike. Suffering from dementia he is quickly becoming a shadow of the man he once was. Eva's entire life is turned upside down when Linda receives a call from a hospital stating that Nancy, Eva's sister has been in an accident. She has acquired a head injury and needs someone to pick her up from the hospital and take her home. Wait.. what?! Eva has spent her entire life believing she was an only child and is horrified that her parents have been deceiving her all of these years. Linda informs her that Nancy ran away when she was sixteen and it was presumed she was dead. Determined to get some answers, Eva decides that she will go to the hospital and spend some time with Nancy. Upon meeting Nancy it is very clear from the get-go that Nancy has no interest or desire to dreg up the past and is not the sister Eva had hoped for. Back at the farm where Nancy lives, something feels off-kilter. Eva is certain Nancy is hiding something. As the story progresses it is clear things are not as they appear. Eva has the feeling that something sinister is going on. Nancy is very hostile at times and her moods are all over the place. That's just her head injury, right? I felt such empathy for Eva. She had spent her entire life longing for a sister. Once she found out that she did have one, she had so many preconceived ideas on what their relationship would be like. Nancy was nothing like Eva had imagined and her disappointment was palpable. She was a likeable character and her emotions were conveyed well. The first half of this story was told from Eva's point of view, the second being told from Nancy's. The plot became more complex at this point and we discover the truth.
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Jade M
May 3, 2021
Well.... Where to Start. I read Rona Hassall's ' The Liars Daughter' within 24hrs. The storyline gripping me from the very off, this was very thought out and really not rushed in any way. Even when you think you are at the end, the story then continues and ties up every question you may have thought of along the way. I won't go into the storyline itself as I don't want to give anything away, because there's so much I'd like to talk about, but wouldn't want to ruin the suspense for anyone!!! But again I have to emphasise- I felt it was so well thought out and nothing had been missed. It was clever, thought provoking, and gave you all the emotions from every character whether you loathed, loved or felt sorry them. A few of the sneaky little twists caught me off guard.... Absolutely loved that, quite literally did not see them coming.!! This made me was really quite excited about new plots unraveling even though I was close to the end of the book!!! Loved how the storyline finished up, was quite heartwarming and really did make me think things through. Can I just say.... Was completely pleased that Rona had finally used the name 'Jade' for a character in her book too..... Massive brownie points there!! Haha! ANOTHER AMAZING GRIPPING PHYSCOLOGICAL THRILLER BY RONA HALSALL!!!! ***** 5 STAR, PLEASSSSSSE KEEP THESE COMING!!!
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Marnie Harrison
May 2, 2021
It’s hard to imagine what would turn your life upside down more. Suddenly discovering a sibling you knew you never had, or finding out you’re been lied to your whole life by the people you trust the most. The blurb for The Liar’s Daughter sets a compelling scene of what’s to come and more! Rona Halsall has done it again! This story drew me in like a magnet. I mean who doesn’t love a good family drama to make your own family look good. It is a thrilling read that I found to be a lot darker than what Rona Halsall normally writes, but I must say it suits her well. Very well indeed. The first half of the book is slightly more on the slower side and is still very much enjoyable but, it’s the second half when things are really kicked into high gear. Suddenly I could not put my Kindle down. Each page flick began more frantic than the one before and had my heart racing with twists galore! The Liar’s Daughter is Rona Halsall best work yet. Everything about this is on point. The writing is flawless, the characterisation is superb and it has been masterfully executed. All in all another outstanding read from Rona Halsall which I highly recommend.
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