Her dream wedding might become a nightmare
Tara Moore feels like the luckiest girl in the world. She’s finally found the man of her dreams, and after the fairytale wedding, she’s leaving Dublin to start a new life in Australia.
Until Avril Ryan’s body is discovered in a house that Tara lived in three years ago.
Tara doesn’t know Avril, so why was she the last person Avril called? How has she become the number one suspect?
But what the police don’t know is that Tara’s past conceals her own dangerous secrets. And as the detectives start digging and old friendships come to light, Tara begins to wonder who she can trust.
Will her wedding day become her last?
A twisty, unputdownable psychological thriller packed with suspense. Fans of T.M. Logan and Samantha Hayes will be completely gripped.
I’ve read quite a few of this author’s books now and have to say that this is my new favourite.
The story flicks between Tara and Faye as well as some chapters in the past. Tara and Faye met in primary school and had been the bestest of friends until a few years ago. Tara has moved on and met her soon to be husband of which she is excited to be getting married and making a big move to Australia to start her new married life.
I don’t want to go too much into detail with this story as it’s definitely a case of knowing less is better. The author will have you intrigued from the off as to how the recent discovery of a woman’s body is in anyway connected to Tara. It’s obviously she is hiding some sort of secret but as to what, I would have to wait to find out. I also didn’t know what to make of Faye. My thought of chain kept changing in how I felt about this character. I loved how the author played with my mind so that I never knew quite what or who to trust.
Her White Lie was a superbly woven story that ramped the suspense and mystery up to high. Having been in a bit of a reading slump lately, from picking this book up, I couldn’t put it down. Jackie Walsh is a master story teller and I was taken by surprise with the secrets and deception in this novel. It had me glued to the pages and I couldn’t turn them fast enough. How everything comes together at the end was great and it definitely makes for an engrossing reading experience.
My thanks to Hera Books and NetGalley for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.
Jackie Walsh lives in Dublin with her husband Paul and dog Layla. She is a member of the Irish Writers Centre and The Irish Crime writer’s group. After years spent building her own business she decided to take time out and pursue her interest in writing. With a lot to learn, Jackie attended classes, writing groups and travelled to lots of festivals and launches. She secured a publishing deal with Hera Books who published Familiar Strangers and The Secrets He Kept in 2019, Five Little Words in 2020 and Her White Lie which will be published in July 2021.