Yesterday, Scott was dead. Today, he’s back.
And Anna doesn’t believe in ghosts.
Scott was Anna’s boyfriend. She loved him, but he ruined her life. When he died, she should have been free, but today Scott is on the radio, threatening to spill her secrets.
Anna is a mother, a wife, and head teacher of a primary school.
And she’s a good liar.
She made one mistake, and now she is having to pay for it. Scott is the only person who knows the truth about her past, but how can he be alive?
Soon, DCI Tom Douglas is going to knock on her door looking for answers. But Anna is already running scared: from the man she loved; the man she watched die; the man who has come back to life.
She has one week to find him. One week to stop him.
‘Utterly, spine-chillingly brilliant. I loved how it tapped into our deepest fears and I never quite knew what to expect. So addictive and tense! I actually felt goosebumps!‘ Karen Hamilton, best-selling author of The Perfect Girlfriend
‘I devoured The Shape of Lies. Full of intrigue, secrets and compelling sub-plots that intertwine to a devastating and heart-stopping finish.’ Mel Sherratt, bestselling author
‘With plenty twists and turns, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat right until the very last full stop. Unputdownable’ Blogger, Debra’s Book Café
‘A seriously sinister storyline that grabbed me by the throat from the start! The Shape of Lies will have you racing through the pages - Rachel Abbott delivers another chilling, addictive and oh-so-creepy read!’ Blogger, Crimebookjunkie
'The tension is ripped back and forth like a loose live wire, as the reader is drawn back and forth from the past to the present. The author balances and melds both storylines perfectly to create a captivating read. Oh, and kudos to Abbott for the ending, it was completely unexpected.' Blogger, Cheryl M-M
'Rachel Abbott has done it again. Within seconds of starting this book, I very quickly became totally immersed back into the world of Tom Douglas and his investigations. Action packed full of secrets and lies, mystery and intrigue, this is a brilliant addition to a series that just gets stronger and stronger with each new release.' Blogger, Kim the Book Worm
Praise for Rachel Abbott
‘The queen of psychological thrillers’ - Fabulous Magazine
‘A dark, extremely readable, well-plotted psychological thriller.’ - The Times
‘There’s a clever twist, which Abbott carefully unveils… it’s easy to see why readers kept coming back for this author’s thrills.’ - The Observer
'I raced through this compelling, twisty novel. Loved it' - Laura Marshall
'Brilliant... The twists came so quickly I almost got whiplash' - Jenny Blackhurst
'An unnerving, twisting tale that you won't be able to put down' - Caroline Mitchell
'Rachel Abbott has delivered another intricately plotted thriller that never falters on tension or pace ... the suspense doesn't let up until the very last page' - Michelle Davies
'A breathless tour-de-force that left me hungry for more... Psychological crime writing at its very best' - Kate Rhodes
'The definition of addictive - Rachel Abbott's best book yet. Kept me up until the small hours - and you won't see the ending coming' - Phoebe Morgan
'Really gripping and menacing - compulsive reading' - Harriet Tyce