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 apprehensive when another of the group suggests a reunion.

One of the friends admits to Lexie they believe Madelaine was murdered. This causes Lexie to engineer an invitation to the get-together. Relationships are strained and tensions simmer during the weekend  reunion at Little Stillford, the location of ancient stone circles where Madelaine’s body was found.

Everyone is relieved when the weekend is over until another body is discovered.

Each of the group has secrets and each lies to Lexie as she searches for the truth.

To the friends’ horror, there is a third murder.

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

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.

This is the second book in A Lexie Wyatt murder mystery series.

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.