Monday, 29 February 2016

The Book of Lies by Teri Terry

Synopsis (from Goodreads

Pages: 352
Publisher: Orchard Books 
Released: 24th of March 2016

They are trapped, frozen. Waiting. Straining against the wood that holds them. The unwary catch a glimpse now and then - feel their desperate hunger, see a glint of red eyes - and scurry out of the shadows of the wood, back to the light.
She's coming; it will be soon.
They will run free on the moors again. The Hunt will return. 
And the ground will run with blood.

An ancient curse placed on a family of witches foretells that twins will be born - one good, one evil; and one will destroy the other. But who can be trusted when no one is as they seem?

What I Have to Say 

Every time I pick up a new Teri Terry book I find I have forgotten how amazing a writer she is. It's a wonderful thing to rediscover every year. The Book of Lies is a perfect example of her strengths. She creates a wonderful mystery piling secrets upon secrets to reveal dark truths throughout the book. 

Piper and Quinn were amazing characters as well. They came from such different backgrounds and had different ways of looking at things. She made the differences between them so subtle at first as well, creating the idea of each girls personality before revealing the things hidden underneath. 

I also find that she has a great way with words. Almost every scene has the reader fixed to the page. The words are all the right ones for the scene. It's something that only the very best writers can do but it makes for beautiful writing that makes reading the most enjoyable experience. 

These are just a few of the reasons Teri Terry is one of my favourite authors. 

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