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‘Liar Liar’ By Sarah Flint

Don’t forget to visit on Sunday December 10th 2017, when as part of a very hectic blog tour to launch this new episode in her highly successful ‘DC Charlotte Stafford’ series, author Sarah Flint will be stopping by with “Past, Present and Future” a great new guest post

LIAR LIAR‘- (DC Charlotte Stafford #3)

Cover Image Of 'Liar Liar' By Sarah FlintPrologue – September 1969

The door slammed shut and heavy boots thumped slowly across the wooden floorboards. The woman started, her eyes dull with weary acceptance, her arms thrown up, indicating in panic that the child should run. But it was too late. His voice rang out, a low whistle at first, rising with each footfall to a crescendo, loud and spiteful, every word designed to incite terror.

Chapter 1 – Saturday 17th June 2017

It was surprising how easy it had been to get in. He’d expected the security to be better; but then it was summer and people left windows unlocked and insecure, didn’t they? Complacency was his accomplice every time. Just because the bungalow was remote it didn’t mean it couldn’t be accessed … and he’d rarely, if ever, failed. Leaving a window open just made his job easier.

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    • Hi Joy,

      Break ins are definitely on the increase and I don’t think we realise just how easy it is for a determined person to gain access, despite any precautions we might take.

      I always make sure that doors and windows are securely locked, even when I am at home, although I still know people who just don’t bother and leave doors unlocked so that anyone could wander in and out at will.

      We might have been able to do this when I was a child growing up – but not any more I’m afraid, those days are long gone!

      Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend 🙂

    • Hi Lorraine,

      I used to think that my perfect home would be a place in the country, away from the noise and hustle and bustle of estate life. However, these days that idyll is not quite so attractive, when we are constantly bombarded in the news by break-ins, asaults and even murders!

      I too am left wondering how these two excerpts, over 40 years apart in time, are related, if indeed they are directly! Has the child now turned burglar?

      There are just too many different scenarios to even hazzard a guess, so I shall try and avoid reading too many in depth ‘spoiler’ reviews, until the book has reached the top of my TBR pile.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment and have a good weekend 🙂

  • Looking back, this author (and series) sound interesting and the “beginnings” shared here are no exception. I look forward to her next guest post!

    • Hi Kelly,

      I have only just received copy for Sarah’s upcoming December 10th Guest Post slot and I haven’t had the chance to read it thoroughly yet, but it looks good!

      I have no idea how the two beginnings are going to eventually link up and to be honest, the cover art doesn’t seem to support either set of words, although it does look chilling and sets up a scene which I don’t much like the look of!

      My reading is getting even slower, if that is possible, but I am definitely going to be on it once Christmas is done and dusted 🙂

    • Hi Bev,

      The opening prologue from some 40 years previous, is enough to have me on the edge of my seat. It sounds very much like the scene of domestic violence, rather than that of a hostage situation, but I wonder where the child might have been able to run to, to escape what might have been about to happen.

      How that all ties in to the present day scenario I can only imagine, but ‘intense’ is definitely the right word to describe either situation!

      Definitely one to read with the lights on 🙂

    • Hi Nikki,

      Yes! Remembering some of the books you used to feature on a regular basis, I definitely think this is one you would enjoy.

      Sarah’s writing style has proved to be hugely popular amongst thriller readers across all of the various sites, but then I guess that much of that is down to her background as a Metropolitan Police officer, which stands her in good stead for coming up with some excellent story lines.

      She has also manged to find herself a great cover artist, which really helps to set the scene for a story before you have to even turn the first page.

      I have now featured all three of Sarah’s books, although I am sad to say that I have yet to read any of them, which is all down to me and my complete lack of reading time these days. I keep saying that I am going to start over and allocate some dedicated reading time each day, but that just doesn’t happen, as ‘real life’ tends to have a way of dictating the odds!

      Apart from that all is well down in this neck of the woods, although getting rid of this sudden cold snap would be good! 🙂

    • Hi Naida,

      I have several Karin Slaughter books lying around on my bookshelves, although any I have read, have yet to be transferred across to my blog or Goodreads, as they were completed whilst I was chatting with fellow book lovers on another platform, which unfortunately folded some time ago. I keep finding random reviews which must have escaped the move, so I am still adding them when I get the chance, which isn’t often!

      Sarah Flint is definitely an author I shall be following into the future, as with her police background, I just get the feeling that there are plenty more stories inside her just waiting to be laid to print!

      Thanks for the comment and I hope that you enjoyed your weekend and are busy preparing for Christmas, which I can’t believe has come around again already 🙂

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