It’s publication day for Rona Halsall.

Her twisty psychological thriller about dark family secrets, Her Mother’s Lies, is published today by Bookouture.

Following Martha and her quest for the truth, this is an edge-of-your-seat thriller that’s impossible to put down…

What if the person you trust most in the world, has been lying to you for your whole life?

He was there for her first steps, for her first day of school. He helped her with her homework, and took her for ice cream at the weekends. And then, two days before her ninth birthday, Martha’s father walked out. She never knew what went wrong, but she and her mother Fran never saw or heard from him again.

Fifteen years later, frustrated in a life which consists of caring for an increasingly-ill Fran, and heartbroken after the death of a beloved friend, Martha decides she needs some answers, and she knows it’s time to track down the father who left them behind.

Except when she comes face-to-face with him for the first time in fifteen years, he tells her a brutal truth.

He isn’t her father… Her mother has been telling lies… And not just about who her real father is …

Rona is the bestselling author of four psychological thrillers to date. Just last week, it was announced that her third thriller, The Honeymoon, was was ranking at No.1 in Amazon’s “Psychological Thrillers” category in Australia, and at No.4 in the overall charts. It shot straight into the UK top 50 just three weeks after publication.

Her Mother’s Lies has received outstanding reviews in the run up to publication. Here are a few of our favourites:

“WOW!!! Amazing, phenomenal, unputdownable.” NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

“Utterly gobsmacked… unputdownable.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“Easily one of the best books I have read this year.” Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

“A jaw-dropping, heart-stopping page turner.” By the Letter Book Reviews, 5 stars

“It doesn’t get any better than this.” NetGalley Reviewer, 5 stars

Rona is also the next author in our author interview series. Check it out here!