News spreads fast. Gossip spreads faster. Deadly secrets spread fastest of all.
Jane Bryson obeys the rules. A long-standing science teacher at Ravenswood High School, she lives a simple life with her husband Craig and Moose the black Labrador. When free-spirited new English teacher Elena Mayfield joins Ravenswood, Jane’s excited to have a friend who is ready to challenge authority, and Elena’s soon shaking things up.
When Elena starts a controversial club, Jane is ready to support her. When Elena begins an illicit romance with a colleague, Jane is there to help her shield her secret. When people begin asking questions about Elena, Jane backs her all the way.
But the morning after the annual fundraiser, Elena’s body is found crumpled on the soccer field.
It soon becomes clear that not everyone found Elena charming and funny. A thousand people were at the fundraiser: there’s a town full of suspects and a long list of motives. Who was angry with Elena? What had her curiosity and rule-breaking uncovered? Who wanted to shut her up?
Who has told lies they would kill to hide?
A totally gripping psychological suspense novel that you won’t be able to put down, She Lies Alone is a compelling thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Ruth Ware and The Woman in the Window.
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“Expertly crafted psychological suspense, that right from the get-go pulls you in and takes you hostage… did She Lies Alone have me captivated and under its spell? A huge YES! I loved this book and was so engrossed and enthralled by its story and characters, that I could not tear myself away from it… one of my best reads for the year.” Once Upon A Time ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow! That was one suspenseful and thrilling read. I’m still at a loss for words because She Lies Alone is one of the best psychological thrillers that I’ve read so far… A sensational read.” Books Only ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“All the elements for an engrossing psychological thriller that will literally leave you spellbound. I highly recommend this book” NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Wow this book was great!! You will never guess the ending in this story and you will not want to put it down until you get there!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“An excellent thriller! The characters were well drawn and the storyline flowed seamlessly. The mystery kept me guessing until the very end. Highly recommended!” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Altogether unpredictable… I loved it from starting to ending… awesome psychological thriller.” Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A great thriller with a high school setting… She Lies Alone caught my attention from the first page… I recommend She Lies Alone to thriller fans.” Just Reading Jess ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I was utterly surprised by the outcome. Not once did that person’s name cross my mind. This shows the author’s skills of being able to fool her readers or me at least” B for Bookreview
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Compelling and clever!
Elena Mayfield is the kind of teacher all students want to have. She’s enthusiastic, innovative, creative and gorgeous. She’s also dead, as we learn in the prologue.
She Lies Alone is a well written, clever mystery set in a small town high school. Narrated by Jane Bryson, Ravenswood High chemistry teacher, and Amy Granger, a single parent who works in the school office, the story begins seven weeks before the murder. Elena is new to the school and her rule-breaking style delights her students and frustrates the administration. Although their styles are very different, she and Jane become friends. And Elena quickly begins a relationship with social studies teacher Nick Bell.
Amy Granger is still bitter after her divorce. Her husband left her for another woman and she and her children are still adjusting. Her teenage daughter Phoebe has been rocked by changes. She’s had a falling out with her friends, quit sports and, after Jane pairs her with a troubled boy during a science experiment, changes her appearance. Amy is dismayed when Phoebe and Rowan become inseparable.
This fast paced plot moves quickly to the annual Geeks and Goblins fundraiser. Elena will be found dead the next morning. The evening brims over with suspicious behavior leading to a shocking conclusion. She Lies Alone is a compelling thriller. The school setting, with its office politics and student drama, is almost a character itself. The personal lives of all the characters, especially Jane, give them dimension. 5 stars.
Thank you to NetGalley, Bookouture and Laura Wolfe for this ARC.