One Of Us Is Lying by Shalini Boland #bookreview #thriller

Title: One Of Us Is Lying

Author: Shalini Boland

Publisher: Bookouture

Publication Date:  April 3, 2020

Page Count: 299

My rating:  5 stars

About the book:

Tia never harmed anyone. So why does someone want to destroy her?

Tia is walking home with her children, along the lakeside of their quiet, safe town, when she realizes something is wrong with her five-year-old daughter, Rosie. She seems troubled, not at all her usual happy self.

But when Tia finally coaxes Rosie to open up, she wishes she hadn’t. Because her sweet daughter asks a question Tia never thought she’d hear.

‘Why did you kill someone?’

Tia knows how rumors spread around her small town. She just can’t understand who would have shared such a horrible story. Or why.

It can’t have anything to do with what happened. Only her two best friends really remember that…

Tia thought she could trust Fiona and Kelly with her life. They’ve been through so much together. But when she’s sent photos of herself that could tear her whole world apart, she starts to wonder. Someone is determined to punish her. But who? And will her friends stand by her, or will the past destroy all of their lives?

From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Secret Mother and The Perfect Family, this absolutely addictive psychological thriller is guaranteed to make you gasp. If you loved Gone GirlThe Girl on the Train and Big Little Lies this book is for you.


I’m sure I’ve said this before but I’ll say it again anyway, Shalini Boland  is always one of those authors I can count on to really enjoy. This time picking up One Of Us Is Lying was no exception when I immediately became engrossed in this latest psychological thriller.

One Of Us Is Lying features three good friends and changes the point of view between them as they all begin to have their own issues happening in their lives. Tia’s young daughter comes home from school upset and seemingly somewhat scared when she finally admits to Tia someone at school accused her of being a killer.

On top of the vicious rumor her daughter heard at school Tia then finds some suspicious photos and wants to turn to her two good friends, Fiona and Kelly, for help. Fiona and Kelly however have had their own secrets coming into their lives with Kelly taking in a troubled woman and Fiona has troubles going on at work. Little do the women know they need each other more than ever now.

As always I probably broke a few records in how fast I can fly through one of this author’s thrillers when it becomes impossible to put down until I know the end. What begins as seemingly random all comes together nicely and gives another wild ride along the way that of course kept the pages turning. Definitely an author I will always pick up to see what she comes up with next.

I received an advance copy from the publisher via NetGalley.

Find this book online: 

Goodreads  /   Amazon

About the author:

Shalini Boland is the million-copy, USA-Today bestselling author of psychological thrillers: ‘THE GIRL FROM THE SEA’, ‘THE BEST FRIEND’, ‘THE MILLIONAIRE’S WIFE’ (optioned for TV by Legendary Studios), ‘THE SECRET MOTHER’, ‘THE CHILD NEXT DOOR’, ‘THE SILENT SISTER’, ‘THE PERFECT FAMILY’, ‘THE MARRIAGE BETRAYAL’ and ‘THE OTHER DAUGHTER’.

Her titles are published by Bookouture, Grand Central (USA) and Tantor.

Shalini lives by the sea in Dorset, England with her husband, two children and their cheeky terrier cross. Before kids, she was signed to Universal Music Publishing as a singer/songwriter, but now she spends her days writing psychological thrillers (in between school runs and endless baskets of laundry).

She is also the author of two bestselling Young Adult series as well as a children’s WWII novel with a time-travel twist.

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