Today it is my stop on the Blog Tour for I Never Lie* written by Jody Sabral and published by Canelo. Many thanks to Ellie Pilcher for organising the blog tour.
Is she the next victim? Or is she the culprit…?
Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging by a thread since a drunken on-air rant. When a series of murders occur within a couple of miles of her East London home she is given another chance to prove her skill and report the unfolding events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon she finds gaping holes in her memory, and wakes to find she’s done things she can’t recall. As the story she’s covering starts to creep into her own life, is Alex a danger only to herself – or to others?
We are introduced to the main character of Alex right from the beginning of the story. Alex South is 39 and is an alcoholic. Alex is also a successful television new journalist, but her career is at risk after a drunken on-air rant – Alex knows that she needs to stay in control of her drinking to keep her job.
When a young woman is brutally murdered near to where Alex lives, she seizes the opportunity to become successful in her career again and she is suddenly thrust back into the TV limelight. Alex struggles with this and turns to the only method she knows of coping – drinking.
The discovery of a another body, murdered in similar circumstances sets off a media frenzy, with a serial killer believed to be on the loose. Alex is struggling to deal with everything, and is drinking more and more – finding bottles of wine and vodka in her bag, which she cant even remember buying and drinking, and experiencing blackouts, where she wakes up not being able to remember anything at all.
I wont give anything away, but the conclusion to the story was pretty incredible, and one that I wouldn’t have guessed. I Never Lie is a gripping account of how ordinary people can very easily slip from a seemingly “perfect” life to something that is very much not so, and that bad things in life can affect us all at any time.
BLOG TOUR DETAILS
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