The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney. Read December 2014.

It’s rare to read a book where none of the characters is likeable but this is definitely one.
“Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business . . . They have everything.
However, control, not love, fuels their relationship and 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.”
I like dark psychological thrillers and I raced through the first two-thirds of The Liar’s Chair. The writing style has a rich use of language and the reader can luxuriate in the descriptions of complex relationships and plot. After that though I thought the story lost its way a little and I had to suspend disbelief at Rachel’s behaviour in order to enjoy the conclusion. Having said that it may be that I’ve had too sheltered a life to appreciate her motivation.
I’d recommend this book to readers who enjoy unpredictable and complicated plots and who aren’t easily shocked.
Thank you to the publisher for my advance reading copy of the book.

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3 thoughts on “The Liar’s Chair by Rebecca Whitney. Read December 2014.

  1. Yes I think it sounds interesting too – although it is disappointing when a book that’s been really good thus far disappoints at the end! Will keep my eye out for other reviews and see if yours is the prevailing view. They do sound quite irritating to be fair!

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