Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Book Review: The Girl Who Lied by Sue Fortin

The truth hurts…
Erin and Roisin were once friends until a fatal accident ruined both their lives. Now, Roisin has discovered a secret—one Erin has kept for over a decade—and she’s determined to make Erin pay for her lies.
Erin wants nothing to do with Roisin. She has a new life in London and no intention of going back home. Yet when her father is mysteriously and critically injured, Erin has no choice but to return and face Roisin—and her past. Erin knows if the secret of what she gave up got out, the consequences could be devastating.
When Roisin suddenly disappears, suspicion soon lands on Erin. She would do anything to protect her family, but just how far is she willing to go when time is running out…?
Thank you so much to Sue for the ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was a great easy read which drew me in right from the start. So many intriguing secrets, and the main one is slowly revealed as I became more and more involved with the character. There's a real sense of family running throughout. Erin has not had an easy childhood and ran away from home, but when her father is injured she has to come back. She tries to keep the past safely hidden but Roisin is determined that she is going to pay. Roisin is horrible. I know she has suffered loss and difficulties resulting from that loss, but she really is bitter about it all. Such a contrast to the other lovely characters in the story - with the exception of Erin's English tosser of a boyfriend. Ugh, give me a sexy Irishman over that pompous twat any day! Shame he doesn't fall into the Irish sea!

There is lots of drama and suspense, both psychological and romantic, which kept me riveted right till the end. I found myself holding my breath in a couple of places.

A brilliant read! You can buy it here (other retailers are available!).


  1. Fabulous review, Vikki, and congrats to Sue! I've got my copy--can't wait to get reading!!

  2. Thank you, Vikki - love this review!