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Seven Lies


The Sphere team know that I don’t give out praise randomly, so when I was hugely enthusiastic about this week’s Friday Read, they knew it was for real.

This is a properly suspenseful, well-written and twisty crime tale, but with something pure and simple about it so it makes a speedy read. The best kind. The action and backstory of Jane and Marnie’s lives is fascinatingly laid out and draws you in, and Charles is a perfect villain – hateful but not in an over-the-top manner, so your sympathies swing from one person to another. I would entirely recommend that you, as a crime reader, lose yourself in the tricky world of these people for a while and then be glad of your own friends . . .

Thalia Proctor