Released on 15 January 2015.

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The Liar's Chair

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As featured on Loose Women's Loose Books as their November book club pick
'Shocking . . . You go through every emotion with it' - Coleen Nolan
'You can't help but be drawn into her world' - Jamelia

The Liar's Chair is Rebecca Whitney's stunning psychological thriller debut set in Brighton.

Who can she trust
If she can't trust herself?

Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business . . . They have everything.

However, control, not love, fuels their relationship and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. When Rachel kills a man in a hit and run, the meticulously maintained veneer over their life begins to crack.

Destroying all evidence of the accident, David insists they continue as normal. Rachel though is racked with guilt and as her behaviour becomes increasingly self-destructive she not only inflames David's darker side, but also uncovers her own long-suppressed memories of shame. Can Rachel confront her past and atone for her terrible crime? Not if her husband has anything to do with it . . .

A startling, dark and audacious novel set in and around the Brighton streets, The Liar's Chair will keep readers on the edge of their seats until the final page has been turned. A stunning psychological portrait of a woman in a toxic marriage, Rebecca Whitney's debut will show that sometimes the darkest shadow holds the truth you have been hiding from . . .

'A twist-filled tour of a marriage made in hell' Peter Swanson

*Perfect for fans of Louise Doughty's Apple Tree Yard*

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Rebecca Whitney's debut thriller takes you on a twist-filled tour of a marriage made in hell. With stunningly good writing, Whitney not only provides the thrills, but offers up a wrenching portrait of a fractured heroine. I eagerly await her next book.
Peter Swanson, author of The Girl with the Clock for a Heart and The Kind Worth Killing
Disturbing and realistic. I recommend it to readers who love a good thriller - and a tale of redemption . . . An impressive debut thriller . . . it is sleep-with-the-lights-on chilling . . . Whitney is definitely a name to keep your eye on.
Stylist Book Wars (where it triumphed over S. J. Watson’s Second Life)
The Liar's Chair is riveting, a dark story of desperate people and reckless acts. You won't want to put it down.
Jane Casey, bestselling author of the Maeve Kerrigan series