Wednesday, 8 April 2015
The Liar's Chair by Rebecca Whitney
Thanks to Same Eades and PanMacmillan I received this in exchange for an honest review.......
Rachel Teller is married to David, they appear to be very happy. They have everything, the big house and a very successful business where they're partners.
However, David is a very controlling person in the marraige, not an ounce of love is shown by David towards Rachel which fuels their relationship but David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. When Rachel kills a man in a hit and run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack.
When Rachel comes clean and tells David what really happened, he destroys all evidence of the accident and he even insists they continue as normal. Rachel is completely racked with guilt and as her behaviour becomes increasingly self-destructive she not only inflames David's darker side, but also uncovers her own long-suppressed childhood memories of shame. Can Rachel confront her past and atone for her terrible crime? Not if her husband has anything to do with it......
The Liar's chair is a very clever, yet disturbing, debut novel by Rebecca Whitney, which looks at the psychological turbulence of being trapped in a venomous and toxic marriage. I didn't like it, I absolutely LOVED it and it definitely didn't disappoint. I was completely gripped from the first few pages up until I turned the last page and I admit I hated David from the start. I really can't wait until Rebecca's next book (no pressure) but I will definitely read more of her work.
The Liar's Chair is available on Kindle and in all good bookstores.