C. J. Cooper’s debut novel, The Book Club, was a runaway bestseller last year, which remained in Amazon’s Top 100 books charts for many, many months! Now we’re delighted to be publishing her new novel, Lie to Me – an absolutely gripping psychological thriller about obsession, revenge and how far a woman will go to make someone pay. At the heart of this story is Natalie, a flawed yet fascinating female protagonist who draws you in with her sharp wit and determination. Natalie finds herself on the jury of a rape trial and is unsettled when the verdict sees a man she believes is guilty walk free. She believes he lied to the jury, and she decides that it’s her responsibility to set things right…
This thriller has echoes of Promising Young Woman to it and the lines between right and wrong blur in Natalie’s pursuit for justice. She is such a superbly drawn character that you find yourself wiling her on even as her behaviour spirals wildly out of control! Lie to Me is a masterfully plotted suspense novel that will have you on the edge of your seat and have you questioning exactly who is innocent and who is guilty…
by C. J. Cooper
The gripping new psychological thriller from the bestselling author of THE BOOK CLUB
'Gripping, unpredictable and immensely satisfying' SOPHIE HANNAH, author of Haven't They Grown
'A dark, original and twisted story of revenge' FIONA CUMMINS, author of When I Was Ten
'Deliciously sinister' ALLIE REYNOLDS, author of Shiver
'An utterly addictive, OMG read!' LAUREN NORTH, author of The Perfect Betrayal
'Dark, twisting' CLAIRE MCGOWAN, author of The Other Wife
Natalie recognises the man in the supermarket queue.
He was accused of a horrific crime. She sat on the jury that let him walk free.
The trouble is, she thinks he lied. She thinks he's a guilty man.
And now, weeks later, here he is . . . in her neighbourhood.
Should she walk away and forget her suspicions?
Or should she follow him? Strike up a conversation?
Invite him into her home?
Into her bed?
HOW FAR WOULD YOU GO TO FIND THE TRUTH?
A dark, addictive thriller about obsession and revenge which will grip you from the first page to the last. Perfect for fans of BLOOD ORANGE by Harriet Tyce and YOU by Caroline Kepnes.
What readers are saying about C. J. Cooper . . .
'I raced through it - edgy, tense' HARRIET TYCE, author of Blood Orange
'I for one am terrified of the woman next door!' LOUISE CANDLISH, author of The Other Passenger
'Dark, twisty, claustrophobic' JO SPAIN, author of The Perfect Lie
'The type of book that keeps you up at night' ZOE LEA, author of The Secretary
'Sharp and sweetly twisted' CAROLINE ENGLAND, author of Betray Her
'Intricately plotted, this gripping thriller is written with great style' LISA BALLANTYNE, author of Once Upon a Lie
'Intuitive and addictive' ALISON BRUCE, author of I Did It For Us
***Originally published as THE VERDICT***