‘It succeeds from the first pages.’ – Annemarie S.
DETECTIVE INSPECTOR SIV DRUMMOND IS LOOKING FOR A FRESH START. WHAT SHE GETS IS TWO DEAD BODIES.
It’s Detective Inspector Siv Drummond’s first day back on the job, joining a new team in a new town. This fresh start isn’t going to be easy. Still mourning the death of her husband, she must push aside her grief to focus on her first case.
Lauren Visser and Matis Rimas are found stabbed to death in the idyllic woodland by the River Bere. Their mutilated bodies lie within feet of each other. A photograph of an unknown girl sits on Lauren’s chest.
She was an activist and wild swimmer. He was fishing illegally.
WHAT IS THEIR CONNECTION?
Siv and her team start ruling out suspects, but no one tells the truth when everyone has something to hide.
What will be dredged up by the investigation?
CAN DI SIV DRUMMOND FIGHT THE CURRENT OF LIES OR WILL SHE BE SWEPT AWAY?
Elegantly written, THESE LITTLE LIES is a masterclass in slow-burning suspense that will keep you turning the pages into the early hours.
Perfect for fans of Robert Galbraith, Tana French, Liane Moriarty, Rachel Cain or Ruth Rendell.
MEET THE DETECTIVE
Detective Inspector Siv Drummond is widowed following a tragic accident involving her husband. With everything in London reminding her of the past, she moves from a high-profile squad with the Met to a new job as DI in her old home town — sleepy, seaside Berminster. She’s still grieving and lonely, but she’s a fighter and she's smart, which earns her the respect of her colleagues DS Ali Carlin and DC Patrick Hill, and the grudging approval of her DCI, who wants his protégé to get her job.
WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THESE LITTLE LIES
‘I loved this first in the DI Siv Drummond series, may there be many more to follow. I couldn't put the book down, but tried to read slowly...didn't want it to end. It's great having a book that you can't wait to get back into.’ – Hannelore C.
‘I thoroughly enjoyed These Little Lies which is a good procedural with several twists and a well concealed motive and perpetrator.’ – Elaine T.
‘Enjoyed it immensely – read it in one day, ignoring all else.’ – Aileen G.
‘The first in the series can often be a difficult thing... you've got to set up the scenes and the characters. This one did it well.’ – Louise T.
PREVIOUS PRAISE FOR GRETTA MULROONEY
‘A pleasure to read.’ – The Independent
‘A beautifully written book, a magnificent read.’ – Big Issue
‘A memorable tale with a shocking denouement.’ – Time Out
‘A psychological tale echoing Barbara Vine.’ – The Bookseller
‘I had plenty of guesses, all of them wrong so the novel held my attention throughout. The pacing is excellent.’ – E. Tomasso
‘The book moves along at a steady pace and gains momentum as it progresses. There are many twists and turns along the way as the reader is caught up in the intrigue and suspense towards a real jaw dropping shocker of an ending nobody will see coming.’ BOOKS n ALL
‘A thoroughly enjoyable read and extremely well thought out. Had me puzzled as an avid crime reader.’ Carole
‘A fascinating read with many twists and turns that keeps you guessing to the end. A must read.’ Greta H.