Release date: June 9, 2019
Genre: Psychological Thriller
What she doesn’t know might kill her…
Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life.
As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret.
Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive.
And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth.
Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies?
Imagine needing a kidney transplant or you’ll die. Then imagine you find a donor just in the nick of time but that donor is actually a close friend and they pass away in order for you to live. Intense stuff and that’s exactly what happens to Lisa. Throw in a good old fashioned whodunnit and I’m hooked!
I love a locked room mystery and this had a clever twist as it takes place when a group of friends visits an escape room, which gave the whole thing a really modern vibe. Having a small pool of suspects sometimes makes it kinda easy to guess whodunnit but the author was very clever here and there was nothing easy about this one! This group of friends all have secrets and things they’re desperate to keep hidden so finding out the truth was not simple. It was a constant guessing game and one that really kept me on my toes.
This was a super fast paced and highly addicting read, I was desperate to find out not only who killed Simon but also what each person was hiding and read it very quickly in order to get to the truth. Multiple narrators that you don’t know if you can trust couple with an intriguing plot and sharp pacing make this one not to miss.
The Friend Who Lied in three words: Addictive, Fast and Tangled
Overall rating: 4/5
Thanks to the author for my review copy.