Tuesday Intro: Here We Lie

imageThis week, I’m linking up again with Diane at Bibliophile by the Sea who hosts a post every Tuesday for people to share the first chapter / paragraph of the book they are reading, or thinking of reading soon. I really enjoy these tasters when I read them on other blogs so wanted to join in.

So after thinking I was going to read one of the books I bought last week, I realised last night that I had a library book due back at the weekend so I’d better get to reading it. It’s Here We Lie by Sophie McKenzie.

Before picking this up, I would have sworn I had read other books by McKenzie but, looking at her back catalogue, I realise I haven’t.  Seeing the reviews and reading the blurb, I wonder now if I’ve been missing out.


On holiday with family and her adoring fiance, Jed, Emily couldn’t be happier. But overnight, the idyllic trip turns into a waking nightmare when one of the group is found dead in what appears to be a terrible accident.

The devastated party returns to London to cope with their loss while trying to resume their normal lives. But new revelations shed a shocking light on the holiday tragedy and set Emily on a perilous journey to discover the truth about what happened.

Soon a terrifying series of threats and lies bring her face to face with the dark truths at the heart of her family – and into life-threatening danger…

Here’s how it starts….

November 1992

Rose Campbell took a step closer to the door. The floor on the other side creaked again: the loose board right beside Mum’s dressing table.  Was someone inside, rifling through Mum’s jewellery? It was probably just Mum herself, home early from work like Rose.  Expect if it was Mum, why hadn’t she answered when Rose called? In fact, why had she shut the door in the first place? Mum never shut any doors.

What do you think? Would you keep reading?


  1. Oh wow, this sounds like a good one. I’d keep reading. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Doesn’t it? I hope it keeps on this way!

  2. Oh yes, I’d keep going. Who is behind that door?

    1. Someone up to no good no doubt!

  3. awesome beginning!

    1. It is good isn’t it? Caught me straight away.

  4. Definitely keep reading! I haven’t read this author but I’ve been wanting to and this author sounds so good!

    1. Have you heard good things? I wonder if I have and that’s why I thought I’d read her.

  5. With an opening like that, I’d be compelled to keep reading. I’m going to check out this author’s novels.

    1. If it’s good I will be too. So thought I’d read her but none of the titles ring bells.

  6. Ooh, I am definitely curious now! Thanks for sharing, and this one is going on my list. Here’s mine: “UNDER THE INFLUENCE”

    1. Will let you know how it goes. Your intro sounds good too!

  7. It sounds really good! A creaky floor always adds to the suspense. I’d definitely keep reading!

    1. I have been. So far so good…not that far in though. Fingers crossed.

  8. Yes it sounds fantastic, I’d keep reading!

    1. I hope it is…have read two good books back to back though…third time is often not a charm with me!

  9. OMG – That first paragraph is begging me to keep reading. “Why haven’t I read this author before?” That’s what I’m thinking too. I’m off to see if my library has a copy.

    1. I’m thinking the same about the author. The name is so familiar though…

  10. Oh yes, I’d definitely keep going. In fact, it makes me want to go see if I can find it and add it to my stack. 🙂

    1. Hope you find a copy…glad I saw on my library shelves!

  11. I would keep reading! I have not read this author.

    1. I’m glad I have so far….an unexpected death in the first fifty pages, always good!

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