Shauna Bickley

The Worst Lie

The Worst Lie

Madelaine had everything she wanted.
Friends, a successful film career, and a loving boyfriend.
Then she was dead…

Lexie’s friend Helen was part of a close-knit group at university. Now, ten years later, Helen is fearful when another of the group reappears and suggests a reunion.

Lexie contrives an invitation to the weekend get-together at one of England’s ancient stone circles and while there one of the group admits they believe their long-dead friend was murdered.

Lexie discovers each of the group has secrets and each has lied. Could they also have committed murder?

There is another death at the stone circles, and Lexie uncovers information that may connect the two crimes… and implicate her good friend.

Is someone targeting the former students, or is the killer one of the group?

The Worst Lie is the second standalone novel in the exciting Lexie Wyatt murder mystery series.

If you like British crime novels featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances, then you’ll love this gripping tale of secrets, lies and obsession that leads to murder.

Crime Watch blog

“… A psychological study of relationships built on lies.

Bickley has an innate understanding of human emotions and motivations, positive and negative and she gives us a study of human behaviour when personal interest is put before the needs of others.

It’s a very good who done it, with twists and layers that will have you guessing to the very end.”

Barnsey’s Books

The Worst Lie was a fantastic read that had me gripped from beginning to end. The characters were skilfully brought to life and genuinely seemed real. The plot was twisty and intricate, with all kinds of shenanigans going on. It was difficult to distinguish lies and cover-ups from truth and fact — a sure sign of a quality piece of work. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure who out who did what to whom. A suspenseful and enjoyable read.