Happy Sunday! I hope you are having a great time somewhere cool far away from this heat. And guess what? Today I have the pleasure to be part of Tom Bale’s blog tour for his latest book Each Little Lie. Gripping and full of twists read, perfect for entertainment in these hot days!
Let me tell you something about the book!
You are a nice person. You help people. And imagine when being nice is turned against you. Can you be nice again?
Jen Cornish is off to work when she notices a distant neighbour losing his keys in the yard. She runs after him, but he doesn’t see her. Then she enters his home just to leave a note when she notices a table full of small figurines that probably cost a fortune. She sees one broken in the trash can, takes it in her hand and then puts it back in the can. She quickly leaves a note and then leaves the house locking the door. Next thing she knows is that police is at her door arresting her for burglary. Arresting her for destroying all those unique figurines. The broken figurine from the trash can is found in her home.
Can she prove her innocence?
Her biggest fear is losing her son. Jen is a single mother in the middle of a process of divorce and can’t imagine her little boy living far away from her. He is all she has, he is everything worth fighting for. All she knows is that she is innocent. But she has no idea how to prove it.
Who is trying to set her up? She doesn’t even know the neighbour. She doesn’t have enemies, well, maybe her ex-husband and his dominant father. But why?
I like Jen as a character. She is a nice person who helps people. But more of being nice, she is a mother, ready to fight for her child till her last breath. And when the future looks not bright for her son, she fights. Her own investigation takes her on a journey hard to imagine, among people who are everything but friends. Can she trust people ever again?
This is a fast-pacing story, full of action, conspiracy, people with masks on their faces. Not literally with masks on their faces, but people that act like friends and turn out to be worst enemies. Tom Bale is a great author and I love his stories. This is my second novel from him and won’t be the last. I enjoyed the action and mystery in this story. And, boy, it certainly doesn’t lack twists and turn-overs.
About the author
Tom Bale is the author of eight books, including the bestsellers SEE HOW THEY RUN and ALL FALL DOWN. He has been writing since the age of seven, and completed his first novel at fifteen. After twenty years and hundreds of rejection slips, his first novel SINS OF THE FATHER was published under his real name, David Harrison. With his next book, SKIN AND BONES, he acquired an agent, a pseudonym and a book deal that enabled him to write full time. He lives in Brighton with his family. Visit his website at www.tombale.net, follow him on Facebook, or on Twitter: @t0mbale (zero instead of “o”).