The Liar's Chair

  • by Rebecca Whitney
  • Narrated by Emma Fielding
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Liar's Chair is Rebecca Whitney's stunning psychological thriller debut set in Brighton.
Rachel Teller and her husband, David, appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business... They have everything. However, control, not love, fuels their relationship, and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions.
When Rachel kills a man in a hit-and-run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack. Destroying all evidence of the accident, David insists they continue as normal. Rachel, though, is racked with guilt, and as her behaviour becomes increasingly self-destructive, she not only inflames David's darker side but also uncovers her own long-suppressed memories of shame.
Can Rachel confront her past and atone for her terrible crime? Not if her husband has anything to do with it....
A startling, dark and audacious novel set in and around the Brighton streets, The Liar's Chair will keep listeners on the edges of their seats until the final second has ticked away. A stunning psychological portrait of a woman in a toxic marriage, Rebecca Whitney's debut will show that sometimes the darkest shadow holds the truth you have been hiding from.

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Bleak and depressing.

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I am good with dark stories and, unlike some readers, I don't need to like characters to enjoy a book. However, not only isn't anyone likeable in The Liar's Chair, but its relentlessly bleak. I got to chapter 7 and realised that although it was well written, and the narration was excellent, it was just hard word. Based upon reviews available on various sites, I knew that the remainder of the book would be the same. Life is too short for me to continue further.

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- Ann "Retired Psychologist Love reading/audiobooks, travelling, animals Favourite saying The fact that you believe something does not make it true"

What dreadful people

The synopsis sounded good and for the first half of the book I was quite intrigued. However the book drifted in the strangest direction and never recovered.
The story went nowhere, the characters were all - without exception - dreadful people who only though about themselves and made some really strange decisions.
Never actually finished the book as I got bored - although I did make it to the last two chapters and then gave up.
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- The Messypig

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-08-2015
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.