Author – Rachel Amphlett.
Before turning to writing, USA Today bestselling author Rachel Amphlett played guitar in bands, worked as a TV and film extra, dabbled in radio as a presenter and freelance producer for the BBC, and worked in publishing as a sub-editor and editorial assistant.
She now wields a pen instead of a plectrum and writes crime fiction and spy novels, including the Dan Taylor and English Spy Mysteries espionage novels and the Detective Kay Hunter British police procedural series.
She’s a member of International Thriller Writers and the Crime Writers Association, with the Italian foreign rights for her debut novel, White Gold sold to Fanucci Editore’s TIME Crime imprint, and the first four books in the Dan Taylor espionage series contracted to Germany’s Luzifer Verlag.
Praise for Rachel Amphlett
“Thrilling start to a new series. Scared to Death is a stylish, smart and gripping crime thriller” ~ Robert Bryndza, USA Today bestselling author of The Girl in the Ice
“Scared to Death… moves along at breakneck speed with twists and turns” ~ Angela Marsons, bestselling author of the Detective Kim Stone crime thriller series.
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Pages – 362
The Blurb –
What she doesn’t know might kill her…
Lisa Ashton receives a last-minute reprieve from death two weeks before her birthday. Regaining consciousness, she is horrified to learn one of her friends has been killed – and saved her life.
As she recovers, she uncovers a trail of carefully guarded reputations, disturbing rumours, and lies. Soon, Lisa begins to wonder if one of her friends is hiding a terrible secret.
Because five of them entered the escape room that day, and only four got out alive.
And someone is determined to cover their tracks before she can find out the truth.
Can Lisa find the killer before someone else dies?
The Friend Who Lied: a twisted psychological thriller from USA Today bestseller Rachel Amphlett – perfect for fans of The Hunting Party by Lucy Foley and Friend Request by Laura Marshall.
My thoughts – This story follows Lisa as she wakes up in hospital, having just had major life saving surgery. What she doesn’t know yet is that she has benefited from her friends death.
Nearing the end of her life and unable to get a transplant Lisa and her close friends decide to have one more last night out, in a panic room. The five of them enter but only four make it out alive.
As Lisa recovers, she tries to find the answers to his death but in doing so she finds out that her friends aren’t what she thought they were.
The book is written from each friends point of view, all with their own secrets to hide and reasons to want their friend dead. With each narrative the suspense grows to a satisfying conclusion.
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