You wake up.
You can't remember what happened.
The man lying next to you is not your husband.
And he's not breathing . . .
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Louise wakes up. Her head aches, her mouth is dry, her memory is fuzzy. But she suspects she's done something bad.
She rolls over towards her husband, Niall. The man who, until recently, made her feel loved.
But it's not Niall who's lying beside her. In fact, she's never seen this man before.
And he's dead . . .
As Louise desperately struggles to piece her memories back together, it's clear to Detective Jonah Sheens and his team that she is their prime suspect - though they soon find she's not the only one with something to hide.
Did she do it? And, if not, can they catch the real killer before they strike again?
'Gytha Lodge handles a complicated and compelling plot with effortless skill. Lie Beside Me is fast-paced but never rushed, with clues and twists to keep you absolutely hooked from the first page to the last' Jane Casey, Sunday Timesbestselling author of The Cutting Place
'A gripping page-turner, where Lodge sucks us in with a nightmarish opening chapter and then keeps us guessing right until the end' Emily Koch, bestselling author of If I Die Before I Wake (Waterstones Thriller of the Month
'It drags you in with a brilliant hook and terrific characters which won't let you go until you've finished. It will keep you guessing right until the end. HIGHLY recommended' Neil Lancaster
Praise for the Sunday Times bestselling Jonah Sheens series . . .
'What a marvel! A corkscrew-twisty, knife-sharp thriller. . . Prepare to be haunted' A J Finn, bestselling author of The Woman in the Window
'I loved it. A SUPERIOR crime novel' Marian Keyes
'An engaging tale of lust, rivalry and murder' The Sunday Times
'A dark, deep, terrific thriller and a scorching portrait of friendship and its betrayal' Nicci French
Supremely readable. Gripped me from the first page and kept me turning the pages long into the night. Gytha Lodge is a consummate storyteller
Gytha Lodge handles a complicated and compelling plot with effortless skill. Lie Beside Me is fast-paced but never rushed, with clues and twists to keep you absolutely hooked from the first page to the last. I can't wait for her next book
I loved Watching from the Dark, and Lie Beside Me didn't disappoint as the next in the series. It's another gripping page-turner, where Lodge sucks us in with a nightmarish opening chapter and then keeps us guessing right until the end
It drags you in with a brilliant hook and terrific characters which won't let you go until you've finished. It will keep you guessing right until the end. HIGHLY recommended
Tense and twisty from the start, exploring the darker side of friendship and trying to put together clues from a forgotten night... I woke up early just to finish it!
I absolutely raced through this. Lots of writers dream up high concept openings and then have no idea where to take them but Gytha delivers in spades and keeps you guessing until the final pages
Lie Beside Me is perfectly paced with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers hooked, from an opening that packs a real punch, all the way through to the satisfying ending. Beautifully written with a cast of characters who keep you questioning everything you think you've worked out. I loved it
An absolute belter of a read. Thoroughly absorbing and impossible to put down. Highly recommended for crime fiction fans
Praise for Gytha Lodge:
A novel that literally makes you hold your breath then gasp out loud
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