I loved the concept of this book. It’s all about a guy who lies so much that when he gets caught in the middle of a police case, he becomes the prime suspect. But did he do it?
Paul has no job, no house and no money; and yet he finds himself desperately impressing Alice with his lavish ‘fake’ lifestyle. Alice invites him on an annual trip to Greece with family and friends, leaving Paul to find a way to get to Greece without stretching his overdraft even further than it already is. Keeping up appearances, Alice has no idea that Paul had a two stop journey or that he took the bus up to the house they were staying in. Little lies like these can cause huge issues when the police start sniffing around, and the more lies Paul tells… the harder the police start looking at him.
This book was relatable – yes Paul wouldn’t end up on my dinner party list or would he be someone I’d lend money to, but we all tell ‘white lies’!! Unfortunately for Paul, he told a few too many!
There’s some dark characters in this book and a lot of ways this plot could have panned out. It held my attention but I don’t think I’ll be reading another of Durrant’s, as unfortunately her writing style wasn’t for me.
Until next time, Chloé x