A Suitable Lie, Paperback Book


Some secrets should never be kept... Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love.

Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she's his perfect match ... and she loves his son like he is her own. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems.

Desperate for that happy-ever-after, he ignores it. A dangerous mistake that could cost him everything. A brave, deeply moving, page-turning psychological thriller, A Suitable Lie marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland's finest crime writers, exploring the lengths people will go to hide their deepest secrets, even if it kills them... `A stark, gripping storyline' Scots`Disturbing but compulsive ...

I loved it' Martina Cole`Bristling with unease, this is domestic noir at its very darkest, twisting the marriage thriller into a new and troubling shape' Eva Dolan`A deeply personal thriller that will keep the reader turning those pages, with twists and turns designed to keep the heart pumping' Russel D.

McLean`A dark and unnerving psychological thriller that draws you deep into the lives of the characters and refuse to let go' Caroline Mitchell`Emotionally intelligent and engaging' Caro Ramsay`A story that I won't forget in a hurry.

Malone is a massive talent' Luca Vest`A disturbing and realistic portrayal of domestic noir with a twist ... a shocking yet compelling read' Mell Sherratt`Malone perfectly balances storytelling with a brutal commentary on a dysfunctional relationship' Sarah Ward'Modern noir at its best' Liz Loves Books


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 300 pages
  • Publisher: Orenda Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Crime & mystery
  • ISBN: 9781910633496



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