Sea of Lies

He abducted her. He fell in love with her. He helped her escape. Can she trust him?
Sarah Evans has returned home after being abducted and held in a dilapidated farmhouse by a group of men.
With her is Martin, who turned against the other men to help her escape. He says he’s not like them, and claims to be in love with her.

Can Sarah trust Martin? Does she share his feelings? Or should she listen to her father, himself deceitful and abusive, and turn her back on the relationship?
Sea of Lies is a chilling psychological thriller about secrets, trust, and a family falling apart.

A standalone sequel to Thicker Than Water

Review Sea of Lies by Fany Van Hemelen:
Sea of Lies is the intriguing sequel to Thicker than Water.
It is perfectly doable to read this book as a stand-alone, but when you read the previous one you better understand why the protagonists react like this.
I really liked the well-developed characters in this book and it has more depth in it than the previous one. The way the story evolved wasn’t a big surprise, but I especially loved this time the good people and hate the bad ones, so this sequel did grip me!

Now the story is woven around Sarah Evans. After she was kidnapped, Martin, who was with the bad guys, saved her. Today she has to discover if she can trust him. Sarah has a bully of a dad, who has his own way of protecting his family. Dawn, his wife is used to his behavior, but Sarah is angry at her father. Sarah will search a way out and has to make difficult choices. Dawn is a victim and afraid, but it looks like she didn’t dare to stand up against his violence. A marriage for a very religious woman is sacred and she takes the blame.

This book is setting the Evans family in the picture. Even if I wasn’t happy with the extreme reactions of Sarah’s family, this story digs further into their lives and I did see some moves a bit more clear now.

Sea of Lies is a well-written sequel of Thicker than water with an interesting evolution of the personalities in it.

Rachel McLean

My name’s Rachel McLean and I write thrillers that make you think.
What does that mean?
In short, I want my stories to make your pulse race and your brain tick.

Do you often get through a thriller at breakneck pace but are left with little sense of what the book was really about? Do you sometimes read literary fiction but just wish something would damn well happen?
My books aim to fill that gap.
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Titel: Sea of Lies | Auteur: Rachel McLean | Uitgeverij: Rachel Mccollin Ltd | Categorie: Romans  | Uitvoering: paperback | 352 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781916491496 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: maart 2019 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 25-03-2019 | Prijs: €17,49 | Bestellen

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