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Publisher's Summary

How far would you go to protect your family?

Single dad Ben is doing his best to raise his children, with the help of his devoted mother, Judi. And then Ben meets Amber. Everyone thinks this is a perfect match for Ben, but Judi isn't so sure.... There's just something about Amber that doesn't add up.

Ben can't see why his mother dislikes his new girlfriend. And Amber doesn't want Judi anywhere near her new family. Amber just wants Ben and the children.

The further Judi delves into Amber's personal life, the closer she gets to shocking secrets that could change everything. And Judi must make a decision that could lead to the most disastrous consequences.

Liar is a compelling psychological thriller with a breathtaking twist that will keep you awake until the early hours. Perfect for fans of Behind Closed Doors, The Girl Before and The Sister.

©2017 KMW Enterprises Limited (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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  • TC
  • 07-03-17

Loved It!

I've bought and read so many awful "thrillers" lately that I'm afraid of wasting money on any more. Liar, however, was completely entertaining all the way through. I thought I knew where it was all headed, but was pleasantly surprised that I hadn't figured it out after all. I found the ending to be unpredictable and I loved it!

This wasn't so much a taut, keep you up at night thriller, as a slowly building suspense novel that makes you think you know everything, only to find out there's more to the story. Like most books in this genre, there are always things that are a bit unbelievable, but this was absolutely one of the best books I've listened to in quite awhile. Lucy Price-Lewis narrated it superbly.

179 of 184 people found this review helpful

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A compelling and twisted psychological thriller!

British author K.L.Slater uses the interesting device of stating the book with the last few sentences of Liar, identified as such, as the opening sentences of the novel.

I hardly know what to say about Liar. It certainly is compelling. Guessing the outcome even with the author's words at the beginning is impossible. Ultimately it is about determination to get ones way even if means destroying oneself in doing so. It is a wonderful novel even as it is incredibly, frighteningly dark. Narration by Lucy Price-Lewis could not be better.

Liar may be the best psychological thriller I have ever read and it is easily deserves a 5 star rating. This author has great talent. I VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND Liar.

78 of 81 people found this review helpful

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Intense and Twisted!

Great psychological thriller that kept me guessing. Never expected the ending to take such a turn. Scary to think we can be fooled by those who are closest to us. What a big surprise that was! Although this is not a lengthy novel, the time spent listening really flew by. As for Lucy Price-Lewis performance of each of the characters, she definitely managed to bring all of them to life. It was easy to figure out which one was speaking at any given time. I will now check out other books from the author. 😊👍🏼

39 of 41 people found this review helpful

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A very dark story.

I did not have good feelings during or after this story. The plot was good. The reading was good but the dark, psychological twists leave a bad taste.

43 of 46 people found this review helpful

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I felt tricked, and not in a good way

I seem to have been reading a lot of books with endings with a twist lately. This ending is contrived, and I felt cheated by it. I'd recommend "Safe With Me" by the same author over this particular effort.

8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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5

Now this is a psychological suspense mystery! I listened to it straight through. The reader does a very good job. This is British, which I love, intelligent, secretive, not a police officer anywhere.

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  • G
  • 10-10-17

Twisted ending

Struggled to stick with this book. The beginning was a drag, honestly. Judy's inner monologue jabbers on entirely too long. The sense that this woman is disturbed is very easily comprehended. Which is the point. Happy that I made it to the end. For me the twist was good but I wouldn't recommend it nor read again.

29 of 32 people found this review helpful

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Nice Performance

The performance was very well done, but the story was lacking. I feel like it ended rather abruptly and left the characters undeveloped.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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Omg what a selection

It takes A LOT to surprise me...I listen to so many of these thrillers however...even the most seasoned listener will enjoy this delightful wickedness!

33 of 37 people found this review helpful

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very good!

love the twist at the end! never saw it coming and great narration also! A great mystery.

45 of 51 people found this review helpful

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  • Lee
  • 07-09-17

Superb narration and tense plot

Now don't get me wrong I loved this book as it does everything it says on the tin but, for me the ending/beginning was plainly obvious. A tale of secrets, deception, motherhood, madness and tenderness all served up with a dash of revenge. Its a fast paced, twisty turny novel that does keep you on the edge of your seat or in my case a cup of hot chocolate frozen between table and mouth.

All the clues to the ending are set out as the characters are given meat to their bones and the author can certainly hold your attention with her descriptive narrative.

Worth a credit.

22 of 22 people found this review helpful

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  • Miss H. F. Sammon
  • 09-26-17

Predictable, awful book

Nearly gave up a few times but persevered
The lead character does nothing but moan all the way through and the narrators voice is grating
Weak characterisation, teamed with a weak story line
Even the side story was pointless
Don’t waste your credits on this poor excuse for literacy

19 of 19 people found this review helpful

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  • sharon crabtree
  • 11-23-17

Disappointed by the ending <br />

An okay listen, but was disappointed by the what felt like rather abrupt unrealistic ending

11 of 11 people found this review helpful

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  • Kate
  • 10-31-17

Gripping!

I listened to this book over one day and was really engrossed! The storyline was impeccably crafted, the characters came to life for me and it was beautifully narrated. Sometimes the readers' voices on Audible books don't somehow match the characters and irritate me, but in this instance it all worked perfectly. The book's ending had me guessing and - if I have one small grouse - should have stretched out a bit more so that we could find out what happened to the perpetrator! I guess I wanted the book to go on a bit longer!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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  • Susan Random
  • 08-07-17

Liar

The problem with certain thrillers is that the plots are far too contrived and formulaic and this is what has happened here. The main character, Judi Jukes, from whom at least 80% of the story's POV is taken from, is an unlikable and overbearing wife, mother and grandmother. Therefore the persona of Amber Carr (a name, which quite frankly reminded me of a suburban mini cab firm) doesn't juxtapose nearly well enough. As for Henry, Ben and the boys ... they might has well been selected from central casting.

There are a few continuity errors too - a joint of roast pork morphs into beef and Judi's age compared to her eldest grandson is also awry. Also, she works in a GPs surgery, so wouldn't she be able to subdue her menopausal flushes a little more effectively.

The narrator, Lucy Price Lewis, was measured throughout, albeit with more of a Yorkshire twang as opposed to a Nottinghamshire lilt.

24 of 28 people found this review helpful

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  • flat
  • 09-28-17

Poor

Can't even remember what happens, so lacklustre... gave up fairly early on. Wouldn't recommend it

12 of 14 people found this review helpful

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  • Mr Steven Rowntree
  • 07-12-17

predictable, boring & boring narration

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

don't bother, from the first moment this book is predictable and dull, even the voice of the narration is boring and badly chose.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Lucy Price-Lewis?

almost anyone

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

boredom dissapoinment

12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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  • ruby
  • 12-18-17

okay

The story had potential but it really didn't deliver. I persevered to the end of the book but found it very average. the twists and turns seemed very contrived with not enough effort going into the deliverance of them.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • K. Walton
  • 07-17-17

Boring and irritating

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

No - I nearly returned this twice as it was annoying me so much! The central characters in this book are dull and based on stereotypes - the over-protective mother in law, the stepmother, the desperate lonely guy etc.
I was expecting a thriller but this was really a domestic tale of woe with 2-D characters. It only became anything resembling a thriller in the last hour of the book.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

It was ok - it was the only vaguely interesting part. It didn't ring true for me but to be honest i was happy when it was finished so i could start listening to a proper thriller!

Which scene did you most enjoy?

Probably when the two rival characters confronted each other towards the end.

Did Liar inspire you to do anything?

Nope

8 of 10 people found this review helpful

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  • Jayne
  • 07-13-17

Excellent

Had it completed in less than a week couldn't get enough of it listening whenever I could.

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-28-18

Don’t bother..

I did get drawn in in the beginning which was a mistake because I held on - painfully - to the end.. and what a let down... Judy is so bloody annoying, I kept waiting for more to happen in the book but it was just her whining about everything..

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Lara Jayne
  • 10-24-17

Don’t bother!

After pages and pages of the Grandmother Judi whinging it comes down to this?..... Glad I didn’t spend anything on this book, instead I just wasted time on this drivel. So heads up, Don’t!!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-18-18

Too predictable! Don’t buy!

Argh I’m so disappointed with this. I’d read some terrific reviews. It was just super predictable, yet with unresolved loose ends. The ending was eye-rollingly unfulfilling.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 02-09-18

Liar

I was totally enthralled by the story listening last thing at night and first thing in the morning. Wonderful narration also.

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  • Laurina
  • 01-09-18

Wow!

Wow ..... wasn’t expecting that little twist .... what an incredible story !!!!

I hope no part of this story is true 😬

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  • Crystal
  • 08-09-17

Conflicted!

Drags. At times very predictable. Little disappointed with the lack of conclusion. However the twist was crazy! Didn't see it coming. For that I believe it's definitely worth the read.

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  • maree
  • 08-08-17

Loved it

Was a great read, had me throughout,
Although was unhappy with the ending, feels like there should have been more.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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  • Pretty Spiffy
  • 09-01-17

You won't see it coming

Really enjoyed this book. It was a little slow to start but I thoroughly enjoyed it

0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-02-17

Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Well written and narrated. I love this narrator, she's amazing and does an excellent job in bringing books to life.

0 of 2 people found this review helpful