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Book Recommendation | Tell Me Lies by Teresa Driscoll

Tell Me Lies by Teresa Driscoll

Genre: Suspense, Thriller, Fiction

Published: April 18, 2023

Verdict: A perfect popcorn thriller.

About the book:

After a betrayal that sent their marriage into freefall, Hannah and Sam are desperate for a fresh start with their eight-year-old daughter Lily—and where better than picture-perfect Owl Cottage in beautiful Cornwall. But something about the holiday home stirs dark memories for Hannah…

When she finds dead creatures on the doorstep and hears mysterious knocks at the door, Hannah can’t help wondering whether someone is messing with her—or whether the past she’s been running from has finally claimed her sanity.

As the disturbing events at Owl Cottage seep out into the local community and the police become involved, Hannah turns to Sam for help, but when he dismisses her worries, she wonders if she was wrong to ever trust him. Are the memories making her paranoid, or is this something more sinister than she dares imagine?


Read if you enjoy: 

Stories set in strange houses

Cornwall/picturesque locations

Domestic suspense 

Police procedurals

Chapters with cliffhangers

Tell Me Lies by Teresa Driscoll is a perfect mix of domestic suspense set in a beautiful old cottage in Cornwall and it’s enough to set the mood of the book. What we have is a couple trying to fix their marriage but things cannot go more wrong for Hannah whose past comes crashing down on her. 

With a slow start, the pace gradually steps up with several twists and cliffhangers thrown our way through every short chapter building so much tension between the couple and it’s all very disturbing to say the least without giving much of the story away. 

I had no idea what was going on and why, until very late in the book and I could wait to find out more. Hannah is a very unpredictable person while the husband Sam is irritating and there are so many things that they could have done differently, but didn’t. The writing was very descriptive yet light – a perfect popcorn read. I swallowed it in a single night!! 

Expect a lot of shocking mistakes and secrets that will come out of nowhere to hit you right in the gut. 

Many thanks to the publisher for having me on the blog tour. All opinions are solely mine.

About the author:

Teresa Driscoll is a former BBC TV news presenter whose psychological thrillers have sold over two million copies in more than 20 languages. Her first thriller I AM WATCHING YOU was kindle #1 in the UK, USA and Australia and has sold more than a million copies in English alone.
Teresa writes women’s fiction as well as thrillers and her work has been optioned for film.
During her long career as a journalist, Teresa worked for newspapers, magazines and television, including 15 years presenting the BBC TV news programme Spotlight. Covering crime for so long, she was deeply moved by the haunting impact on the relatives, the friends and the witnesses and it is those ripples she explores now in her darker fiction.
Teresa lives in glorious Devon with her family and blogs regularly about her “writing life” at her website –

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