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Lies at Her Door | A.A. Abbott

She forgot about her childhood friend… until his body is found under her garden. Can she prove she didn’t commit the decades-old murder?

Lucy Freeman struggles to find satisfaction in life. Trapped in the shadow of her rock star brother, the thirty-two-year-old craves more than her days at home caring for her terminally ill mother. But her routine takes a turn for the horrifying when a giant sinkhole collapses the earth outside their house and reveals a skeleton.

Shocked to discover the bones belong to a former member of her sibling’s band, Lucy’s worst nightmare comes alive when police suspect her of the killing. And as she turns to her dying parent’s diaries in a desperate search for vindication, she’s entangled in a dark and complicated truth.

Will unearthing long-buried wrongs prove lethal?

Lies at Her Door is a heavy-hitting psychological thriller novel. If you like strong character growth, overcoming dysfunctional relationships, and revealing unexpected secrets, then you’ll love AA Abbott’s chilling whodunnit.

Book Details:

​Book Title: LIES AT HER DOOR (A Psychological Thriller) by A.A. Abbott

Category: Adult Fiction 18+, 220 pages

Genre: Mystery, Psychological Thriller, Domestic Thriller

Publisher: Perfect City Press

Release Date: July 5, 2022

Format available for review: print-softback (USA and Canada), ebook (MOBI FILE (FOR KINDLE), EPUB, PDF)

Tour dates: April 4 to April 22

Content Rating: PG + M:The book has references to adultery (not explicit), kissing and drugs. It features mild blasphemy and profanity.


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My Thoughts:

Once you get into the meat of this book, you'll love the psychological aspects that begin twisting your mind. They're subtle in some instances, but then you'll blink and gasp at how deep you've been pulled in one direction.

From the very beginning, my heart ached for Lucy. She's like most people and simply wanted to be loved, feel loved, and to not be judged by her size. With a famous brother who is loved by even strangers, I felt the yearning that Lucy so desperately needed. It adds a unique layer of depth to her as a character. Unlike so many other books, A. A. Abbott hit the nail on the head with this aspect of character development.

I did have to look up a few of the terms, sayings, and phrases, but it didn't deter me from enjoying the book. In fact, it helped bring me back into focus and I would remember a detail that connected to the part I was reading. Overall, interesting read that I finished within a few days!

I received a complimentary copy for reviewing purposes. All opinions are my own.

About the Author:

British crime thriller writer A.A. Abbott (also known as Helen Blenkinsop) enjoys escaping with an exciting and emotional read, and that’s what she aims to write too. Based in the city of Bristol in England’s beautiful West Country, she’s shared her love for the city by writing about it in her latest psychological thriller.

Lies at Her Door is Helen’s ninth book. She’s had help from readers on subjects as varied as police procedure, philosophy and music. She’s grateful to them and to editor Katharine D’Souza for making huge improvements to the story.

Like 10% of us, many of Helen’s family are dyslexic. While she is not, she wants her books to be enjoyed by readers with dyslexia and visual impairment too. She publishes her thrillers in a Large Print dyslexia-friendly edition as well as standard paperback and ebook versions. (You can also adjust the font on your electronic device to suit your needs.)

A member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Helen likes speaking to book groups, business networks and social circles. She also has fun reading thrillers and short stories at live fiction events and on Zoom. If you're a book blogger, litfest organiser, reviewer or simply adore books, she’d love to hear from you.

connect with the author: website ~ facebook ~ twitter ~ bookbub

Enter to win a signed copy of LIES AT HER DOOR. Signed by A.A. Abbott and shipped from her home in the UK! (one winner) (ends Aug 1)

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