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Liar, Liar by Mel Sherratt

Genre: Thriller
Publisher: Avon
Rating: 4/5
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About The Book

When a young boy is thrown from a balcony in a block of flats, DS Grace Allendale witnesses the shocking aftermath of the tragic event. But despite everything, no one will admit to seeing who did it – and the parents will only tell the police that it was an accident.
Determined to bring the perpetrator to justice, Grace must sort the truth from the lies in a case that takes her into the darkest corners of the criminal world – and strikes closer to home than she could have ever imagined…

My Thoughts

This is a story about lies and the motives that led us to lie; for protection, fear, culpability… But can we say that everyone who lies is a Liar? Yes, but I suppose that depending on the lie you can or can’t understand the motives why they’ve lied.
In Liar, Liar we’ll have to say that there’s no one telling the truth, everyone has a motive to lie, but mainly for fear; because in a small neighborhood where everyone knows everyone there has been a little kid who has fallen down the stairs and it has not been an accident… So who did it? There has been some witness and the police will be the ones that will have to look for them and force them to tell the truth, because they are really afraid for their lives. And let’s be honest, if someone had thrown a little one to the stairs, what could they do to protect the truth?
This is a complex story, full of characters and their special stories creating a big mosaic, each of the character have their part on the story and without it the story would not be full, so don’t dismiss anyone, they are all important!  The story is told between the different characters mixed with a story from the past, that will make the story complete and understand it fully.
This is not an easy story to read, is heartbroken and tough, I felt compelled to read and discover more about the characters life, they all seem to turn around to drugs and the gangs of the neighborhood, but no one seemed able to do or change anything. I was surprised that when someone tried to talk to the police they didn’t really do anything, without arresting anyone and letting the witness fear for their life.
This is the the third book of DS Grace Allendale but you can read it as standalone.
Liar, Liar is not an easy story to read, it will make you angry and sad, but I am sure you know that all the good stories are the ones that move you. Ready?

About The Author

I write police procedurals, psychological suspense and women’s fiction with a punch – or grit-lit, as I call it.
I live in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, with my husband and terrier, Dexter (named after the TV serial killer) and makes liberal use of my hometown as a backdrop for some of my books.
I also write women’s fiction under the pen name of Marcie Steele.