Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Lies at Her Door Book Review & Book Tour Giveaway

This morning, I have a psychological thriller in our book review spotlight! Check out Lies at Her Door, learn about author A.A. Abbott, read my thoughts on the book & enter for a chance to win a prize in the book tour giveaway at the end of this post.

​Book Title: LIES AT HER DOOR (A Psychological Thriller) by A.A. Abbott
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 220 pages
GenreMystery, Psychological Thriller, Domestic Thriller
Publisher:  Perfect City Press
Release Date: July 5, 2022
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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About the Book

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.


My Review


Lies at Her Door is an Easy to Read Mystery. The author moves between the views of Lucy, the main character and suspect, and Neil, one of the primary police officers investigating the death of the skeleton revealed by the sinkhole near Lucy's home. Readers will put together pieces of the puzzle as Lucy and Neil uncover family secrets and clues to reveal the past and the killer. The character list is kept simple, and the flow of the novel is engaging and easy to read and follow. At times, the scenes are a little too simple with almost a young adult mystery feel--but I think that immature, childlike feel can be attributed to Lucy's past and the dysfunction within her family life.


The Characters Each Play a Role in the Storyline. The author doesn't introduce her characters without roles and purpose. I didn't love any of the characters in the book--but each one offered enough mystery, tension, and interesting elements to pull me through the plot twists and developments.  


Would I Recommend Lies at Her Door by A.A. Abbott? Lies at Her Door is a lighter, easy-to-read mystery that is not overly complicated with too many characters, subplots, or twists. I was putting the mystery resolution together reasonably early in the novel--but there was still enough dysfunction, secrets, and family drama that I wanted to see how the story unfolded for Lucy and Neil. If you enjoy a mystery with psychological elements and family secrets--this one is a quick, easy read that won't disappoint. 


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Meet 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.

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  1. Angela, I am so happy that you reviewed this latest book in The F.I.G. Mysteries. Thank you for your continued interest in the F.I.G.s and for your wonderful review. I wish you all my best. ~Barbara

  2. This book sounds fantastic. Can't wait to read it.