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‘Dead Girls Can’t Lie’ By Carys Jones


Cover Image Of 'Dead Girls Can't Lie' By Carys JonesKelly didn’t kill herself.

The message arrived shortly after midnight when North was caught somewhere between sleep and surrender. Blurry-eyed she stared at her phone, at the cryptic message from an unknown sender.

‘I know,’ she whispered to the device as she lay on her sofa, bathed in the glow from her television which was on its second run through of Dark Crystal. ‘I know she’d never leave me.’

By dawn North was completely awake and the message was gone, wiped from her phone as though it were the fragment of a dream. But North didn’t care. It had given her the impetus she needed to get out of her flat and prove the point which had been gnawing at her since her best friend’s demise. She wasn’t alone in her conviction. That was all that mattered.

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    • Hi Kelly,

      I’m torn between wondering whether there really is something sinister going on here, or whether the text message is all part of a dream North was having in her in between state of sleep and wakefulness.

      Someone has either gained access to her phone whilst she is asleep, which is an eerie and disturbing thought; or she is so trying to convince herself that Kelly wouldn’t have killed herself, that the message is almost some kind of hallucination!

      Definitely a keeper and reader, either way 🙂

    • Hi Kathy,

      Any opening lines or premise, which can leave me asking questions, not because they are too evasive, but because they are intriguing and compelling, will leave me in no doubt that I need and want to carry on reading!

      Thanks for visiting this week and I hope that you enjoy your weekend 🙂

  • Loving that mention was made of the Dark Crystal. I wonder if this was a Red Herring or an actual clue in what sounds like an intriguing read.

    Just about to start my latest read, if I may I’ll share the first few lines of my last read with you.

    The hearing is the last sense to go, and the first to come back. That was why doctors and nurses still spoke to coma patients even when brain scans showed no activity; and why the sound of his ringing phone interrupted Harry Kent’s dreams even when the lower winter sun filtering into his living room hadn’t.
    – The Hollow Men by Rob McCarthy

    • Hi Tracy,

      I’m not sure that you haven’t muddied the waters even more by picking up on the reference to the ‘Dark Crystal’. Personally I had never heard of either the film or the televison adaptation, but that wasn’t too much of a surprise when I realised that it was a fantasy film and therefore wouldn’t have ever featured on my radar. As to whether this is a clue for the future of the story line, or just a genuine random reference to the show North happened to be watching at the time of the incident, who knows!

      I like the opening lines you shared from ‘The Hollow Men’, but then that is hardly a surprise given that when I checked it out, I discovered that this book is already on my Goodreads ‘Want To Read’ shelf, although I don’t remember adding it!

      This is definitely a series I want to be in on from the start, although I am going to have to get my act together pretty quickly, as book #2 in the series is already out!

      I always dread the phone ringing in the middle of the night, as it is always undoubtedly a portend of bad news.

      Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend 🙂

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