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Summary

Now a USA Today best seller.

Joe McKee - pillar of the Derry community - is dead. As arrangements are made for the traditional Irish wake, friends and family are left reeling at how cancer could have taken this much-loved man so soon.

But grief is the last thing that Joe’s daughter, Ciara, and step-daughter, Heidi, feel. For they knew the real Joe - the man who was supposed to protect them and did anything but.

As the mourners gather, the police do too, with doubt being cast over whether Joe’s death was due to natural causes. Because the lies that Joe told won’t be taken to the grave after all - and the truth gives his daughters the best possible motive for killing him...

A gripping suspense novel about deadly secrets and lies. The perfect listen for fans of Clare Mackintosh.

©2020 Claire Allan (P)2019 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

"Amazing. I read it in one go. I was totally hooked." (Marian Keyes)

"A brilliantly paced, intriguingly plotted and thoroughly enjoyable story. One of the best psych thrillers I've read this year." (Liz Nugent)

"A powerful and emotional psychological thriller that will keep you guessing and leave you breathless." (C. L. Taylor, author of The Fear

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I couldn't stop listening

The Liar's Daughter is fantastic, a great story is brought to life by wonderful narrators.
There are emotional scenes which will bring a tear to your eyes.
I can't wait to listen to her other books.

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A 6* book

Beautifully written, beautifully narrated. It feels wrong to say good things about this devastating, distressing and harrowing book. At times I realised I was actually crying. The book is so deep and very emotional. I loved so many of the well drawn characters, they were all so real (both the good and the bad) and I cared so deeply about many of them! I will miss them and don’t want to let them go. Just brilliant. Thank you to both the author and narrators.

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Brilliant Audiobook

Absolutely brilliant. Full of surprises. I couldn't wait to get back to it. Amazing storyline.

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Unforgettable

What a brave and powerful story. A difficult subject matter, dealt with with delicate respect and raw bluntness. I felt every emotion and the characters were so real, I knew them. Narration is great. I loved listening to the familiar lilts of my own accent. Twists and turns and sprinkles of humour throughout a dramatic a dark narrative. Loved it.

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In these days of 'Me too' this seemed ridiculous

I really struggled to keep listening and could not get beyond chapter 10 before skipping to the end. No surprise there, just more whining and misery from a family who lost their brother/father//uncle/ husband and mourned his passing. You know from the start that he was an evil man and it quickly becomes apparent that every member of his family had suffered at this hands - but although we are privy to their pain and anguish, they never tell each other!!! Is it the 'Irish guilt' that keeps them silent because honestly, this level of secrecy is beyond me. Somehow, I became angry with all of them and there is little point in continuing to read or listen when all sympathy is gone ..... So I gave up!!

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I liked this story, even though it's a dark topic. always kept me in suspense.

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A masterpiece

I listened to this audiobook in a single day - I can't remember the last time I heard one which was so compelling and well-performed. Claire Allan writes with heart-wrenching authenticity: the situation is all-too-believable, as are all the characters' responses to it. She writes with a compassionate authority, and while writing about behaviour which has been much-covered both in fiction and factual media, never once does she lapse into cliche or predictability. The tension is sustained to the very end.

The dialogue is utterly convincing and natural, thanks to the impressive skills of both writer and narrators. I now feel impatient to read and/or listen to Claire Allen's next work. I'd give this one a score of six stars all round, if I could.