There is no comfort in the truth
Today, we are thrilled to be the stop on the Blog Tour for Everybody Lies by Emily Cavanaugh.
Everybody Lies by Emily Cavanaugh is a page-turner psychological thriller exploring complex human relationships.
Title: Everybody Lies by Emily Cavanaugh
Publisher: Bookouture (October 15, 2020)
Print Lenght: 295 pages
It sometimes feels impossible to keep anything hidden in a place like Great Rock. But now they have found that poor girl down on the beach, I realize just how many secrets we’ve been keeping all along.
Evvy has lived on the island of Great Rock all her life. Every year, after the holidaymakers have departed, storms begin to roll in off the Atlantic and the island returns to the small group of locals who, like her, have decided to make it their home.
But when a body is found on the snow-covered beach it sends shockwaves through this tight-knit community and rattles Evvy to her core.
The dead woman had worked on the island the previous summer and it seems strange she would have been visiting so out of season. What drew her back and who was she meeting? When Evvy learns that her partner, Ian, was the last person to see her alive, the shadow of the murder falls far too close to home.
No stranger to being talked about on the island, where no one’s private life is their own, Evvy must protect her daughter, Daisy, from yet more island gossip. Her family’s happiness has felt fragile at the best of times and now with Ian under suspicion, she senses they are close to freefall once again.
As the icy weather closes in, Evvy will discover that no matter how hard you try to hide it, the truth will always find a way out.
A tense and atmospheric emotional drama that will keep you guessing. Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty, Diane Chamberlain and Sally Hepworth.
From the Publisher’s Blurb
A young woman was killed on a freezing beach in Great Rock Island. She was not a local, but she had worked there in a restaurant during the previous summer.
Several characters were seen talking to her, and many had motives to have killed her.
Meanwhile, two friends struggled with their relationships. The first one on the verge of divorce, the second one, a long time divorcee, struggling with her current relationship, and unable to let the past go.
Nothing was as it seemed, and everyone had something to hide.
The narrative was exciting, and I was hooked from the first page.
I liked how messed up and flawed all characters were. Not even one was completely faultless or innocent. Well, Daisy, maybe.
My favorite character was Ian, a puzzle from the very start. Evvy also was a favorite because she was so flawed but so unapologetic. Caroline was so annoyingly indecisive and passive. Her son Connor an apparent reflex of his parents’ messed up relationship.
I loved this mix-and-match of personalities.
The setting is a freezing island, and it suited so well the general mood of the story.
Everybody Lies is a page-turner psychological thriller with complex characters and an exciting plot.
Disclosure: I received an ARC of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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About the Author
A teacher as well as a writer, Emily Cavanagh lives with her husband and two daughters on Martha’s Vineyard Island. She is the author of EVERYBODY LIES, THIS BRIGHT BEAUTY and THE BLOOM GIRLS. Her work has been published in Red Rock Review, Grain Magazine, and Martha’s Vineyard Arts and Ideas, in addition to a variety of other print and online publication.