Tuesday, July 6, 2010

52. The Dead Lie Down by Sophie Hannah

I've read two other books by Ms. Hannah and enjoyed them both. The Dead Lie Down was not an exception. I give it an A-.

From Amazon:
A breathtaking novel of psychological suspense from the author of Little Face and The Wrong Mother Featuring the return of Sergeant Charlotte "Charlie" Zailer and DC Simon Waterhouse, The Dead Lie Down is another sophisticated, addictive read from the new mistress of the page-turner. Ruth Bussey once did something wrong-horribly wrong-and was nearly destroyed by her punishment. Now, she has tentatively rebuilt her life and unexpectedly found love with a man named Aidan Seed. But Aidan also has a secret-he killed someone years ago, a woman named Mary Trelease. Ruth's horror turns to confusion when she realizes that she knows Mary Trelease, and Mary is very much alive.

There's a lot going on in this story and at times I found it hard to focus, though I have a feeling that has more to do with what's going on with me than the book. I love Ms. Hannah's ideas as they are so unique and different. I wasn't sure where the book was going and there were plenty of twists and turns. Set in England, there were a few slang terms that left me scratching my head, but I was able to pick them up eventually. If you are a fan of Tana French or really any psychological thriller authors, I would recommend you pick up one of Ms. Hannah's books.


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Staci said...

I'm going to have to try one of her books!! Thanks for the great review on this one!

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Kristie said...

I hope you enjoy her Staci! It's a bit of a series, so I would check out which one is her first. I know they are a bit slower to release here in the states.