Konrad Neale is a television presenter. His waning career has been given a new lease of life since he took on a series of hard-hitting documentaries that investigate miscarriages of justice.
Matthew Hawley has been convicted of the brutal murder of his wealthy attractive wife Helena. However, he has no memory of the events and insists he is not responsible for willingly killing her.
When Konrad interviews Matthew in prison, he explores the details of the murder and the possible motives behind it. But all is not as it seems.
Did Matthew murder his wife?
Soon the search is on to identify who else might be involved in the murder of Helena and Konrad is about to learn that sometimes the camera lies.
AB Morgan is the author of the acclaimed psychological thrillers A Justifiable Madness and Divine Poison. The Camera Lies is a gripping psychological thriller which will appeal to fans of books like The Girl on the Train and Gone Girl and authors like Laura Marshall, Elle Croft and Clare Mackintosh.
This is the third book I have read by this author and I have to say it is sooooo different to her previous two. She has taken The Camera Lies to a WHOLE different level of darkness and I for one ab-so-lu-te-ly LOVED it!
The start of the story ensured that I was well and truly intrigued and had to keep turning those pages. I mean how can you murder someone and not know it? Like Konrad, I was desperate to know more and Konrad becomes that wrapped up with Matthew’s story that he delves into something that he will wish he had left alone.
To start with the story very much focuses on Matthew and events surrounding the murder. As it goes along though it becomes more about Konrad.
Konrad is someone that has it all but that still doesn’t bring happiness. There is no love lost between Konrad and his wife. She is happy to play the doting wife as Konrad provides her a lifestyle that she loves and as his manager she seems to boss him around in his work and home life. I did feel ever so slightly sorry for him.
The Camera Lies is a dark and twisted read that had me engrossed throughout. The story takes unexpected turns that at times left me feeling quite breathless. An extremely clever story and my favourite of the authors so far.
My thanks to Bloodhound Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Goodreads rating 5/5 stars.
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Alison Morgan started writing a couple of years ago to address that niggling question: could she write a book? The answer was a simple yes. She’s had to retire from the NHS a little earlier than planned, but has discovered a new passion. Writing. Her debut novel, A Justifiable Madness, was published by Bloodhound Books in September 2017 attracting great reviews for its refreshing premise and dark humour. With two further novels being published at the beginning of 2018, it seems Alison has a promising future as an author. Divine Poison is the second novel to feature Monica Morris, a mental health nurse, as the main protagonist in this crime mystery, but there are no plans for a series. Alison’s third suspense novel, The Camera Lies, steps away from the field of nursing and into the world of real crime documentary films.
Alison lives with her husband Andy and their dog Sadie, in a small village north of Bedford. She’s not the type to let life get in the way of adventure and so, always up for the next challenge, she decided to have a proper midlife crisis and learn to ride a motorbike. In August she passed, first time. Her husband was impressed until she swung her leg over his prized Triumph and roared off with a big grin on her face. ‘Research for the next book,’ she cried. The fourth book is under construction and does indeed feature motorbikes.