Firstly I would like to thank the author AB Morgan, publisher Bloodhound Books and blog tour organiser for the ARC copy of The Camera Lies in return for an honest review.
Having been lucky to read and review the author’s second novel Divine Poison, I was delighted to be able to take part in the blog tour for this her third novel.
I really enjoyed Divine Poison which was a solid and tense psychological thriller and The Camera Lies is even better, showing AB Morgan is not resting on her laurels, but is fine tuning her writing skills. She has delivered an assured tale about secrets, lies and revenge that kept me reading desperate to know the fate of Konrad and those closest to him. It’s exciting and full of twists and turns that keep you guessing as to who the real villain is at the heart of the novel. Cleverly she managed to wrong foot me on a number of occasion and I was still doing so at the end of the novel.
The characterisation is superb. Konrad the victim is not perfect, but this makes him all the more interesting. He has a steely determination that drives him to try and discover if Matthew Hawley really murdered his wife and yet he has secrets of his own. I don’t want the leading character in a thriller to be perfect, layers on layers give them depth AB Morgan gave me this and made me a very happy reader.
If you’re looking for a highly enjoyable thriller then I would recommend this clever and edgy third offering from AB Morgan.
Alison Morgan started writing a couple of years ago to address that niggling question: could she write a book? The answer was a simple yes. She’s had to retire from the NHS a little earlier than planned, but has discovered a new passion. Writing. Her debut novel, A Justifiable Madness, was published by Bloodhound Books in September 2017 attracting great reviews for its refreshing premise and dark humour. With two further novels being published at the beginning of 2018, it seems Alison has a promising future as an author. Divine Poison is the second novel to feature Monica Morris, a mental health nurse, as the main protagonist in this crime mystery, but there are no plans for a series. Alison’s third suspense novel, The Camera Lies, steps away from the field of nursing and into the world of real crime documentary films.
Alison lives with her husband Andy and their dog Sadie, in a small village north of Bedford. She’s not the type to let life get in the way of adventure and so, always up for the next challenge, she decided to have a proper midlife crisis and learn to ride a motorbike. In August she passed, first time. Her husband was impressed until she swung her leg over his prized Triumph and roared off with a big grin on her face. ‘Research for the next book,’ she cried. The fourth book is under construction and does indeed feature motorbikes.