Shauna Bickley

Lies of the Dead

Lies of the Dead

Family secrets can be deadly.

Liam is a charismatic smooth-talker, but when the police accept his disappearance as suicide his older brother Tom can’t agree. Tom needs to find out what happened to Liam.

Tom and his sister Andi begin their search at Liam’s flat in London. While there, a woman visits looking for Liam and steals some of his work documents before disappearing. Now they have two missing people.

As Tom and Andi try to find out what has happened to Liam, and what role the missing woman plays, they suspect they are being followed.

Tom follows Liam’s trail to France and Switzerland, trying to decipher his brother’s cryptic clues. As he discovers more, their suspicions turn to certainty when their lives are threatened.

Andi tells her estranged husband what is happening and they take their twin daughters to safety. But nowhere is safe.

As the odds escalate and their lives are in danger, Tom realises the truth may have too high a price.

What would you risk to find the truth?

Lies of the Dead is part mystery, part thriller with a little romance and lots of twists and turns.

It is a stand-alone novel and has received a B.R.A.G. Medallion and an Awesome Indies Award.


This was an excellent book with engaging characters, especially Tom and Andi, believable dialogue and wonderfully presented settings. The author has a pleasant writing style and I would definitely recommend it to other mystery readers.
Awesome Indies 5*

‘This book grabbed my attention from the get go and didn’t ease up until the very end. The characters are well developed, and very real. I thoroughly enjoyed this read, and based on this novel, would highly recommend Shauna Bickley’s books. I award a strong 5 out of 5 stars to Lies of The Dead.’Awesome Indies

‘Bickley paints ordinary people in extraordinary situations and does it well. Lies of the Dead is a very human mystery/thriller. Loved every moment of this novel.‘ – Rabid Readers Reviews

This was a fast paced novel that kept me engaged through out. It would even be a good movie.‘ – Clue Reviews

‘Shauna Bickley’s skill is this: creating everyday characters, tossing them into traumatic situations and keeping those characters and their relationships believable and intriguing. She writes relationships very well. Her dialogue is crisp and clever. By the last, tense scenes, I was rooting for them to survive.’ – Katie Ink

There is tension right to the end…a very good read.’ – Kindle Customer

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