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The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan – Blog Tour

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The Liar’s Daughter by Claire Allan

Genre: Psychological Thriller
Source: Avon
Rating: 4/5

About The Book

Joe McKee – pillar of the Derry community – is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon.
But grief is the last thing that Joe’s daughter Ciara and step-daughter Heidi feel. For they knew the real Joe – the man who was supposed to protect them and did anything but.
As the mourners gather, the police do too, with doubt being cast over whether Joe’s death was due to natural causes. Because the lies that Joe told won’t be taken to the grave after all – and the truth gives his daughters the best possible motive for killing him…

My Thoughts

This is an emotive and powerful read; since the first page you’ll be absorbed by this story and their characters. Ready to discover “The Liar’s Daughter”?
I was surprised from the beginning by this story, how it is possible that two daughters hate so much their father, Joe McKee, that after discovering that he is dying they don’t want to take care of him. This is much more than resentment, something much deeper and it has been setting for years… From the title of the book the reader can get a clue, but what kind of clue? Why so much hate?
The story is told between the two daughters, Heidi and Ciara, the daughter and the daughter-in-law, how they become a family and how are things now after they’ve discovered that their father is dying.
I really don’t want to make any spoilers, but the author has done an amazing job with the emotions and creating controversy in the readers mind. The characters and their problems felt real: realistic, painful and easy to understand. Making the reader to feel the emotions on their own skin, raw and without filters, a rollercoaster that will stay with you for a long time.
This is a book that any reader will love, be advised that you’ll not be able to put it down, once you start you’ll want to know the truth no matter what! Ready?

About The Author

Claire Allan is a Northern Irish author who lives in Derry~Londonderry.
She worked as a staff reporter for the Derry Journal for 17 years, covering a wide array of stories from court sessions, to the Saville Inquiry into the events of Bloody Sunday, health and education and human interest features.
She wrote her first novel in 2006, to mark her 30th birthday and it (Rainy Days and Tuesdays) was subsequently published and became an instant bestseller in 2007.
Claire wrote seven further women’s fiction novels between 2007 and 2015. In 2016 (when she turned 40) she decided to change genre and try her had at domestic noir. Her first domestic noir novel, Her Name Was Rose was published by Avon/ HarperCollins in 2018 and became a bestseller in the UK, Canada, Australia and was a USA Today bestseller. It was subsequently nominated in the Dead Good Reader Awards in 2019.
Claire has followed up on the success of Her Name Was Rose with Apple of My Eye and Forget Me Not. Her next novel, The Liar’s Daughter, will be published in 2020. She is working on a fifth psychological thriller at present.
Claire still lives in Derry with her husband, two children, two cats and a very spoiled puppy.


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