Friday, November 13, 2020

BLOG TOUR - She Lies Alone


News spreads fast. Gossip spreads faster. Deadly secrets spread fastest of all.

Jane Bryson obeys the rules. A long-standing science teacher at Ravenswood High School, she lives a simple life with her husband Craig and Moose the black Labrador. When free-spirited new English teacher Elena Mayfield joins Ravenswood, Jane’s excited to have a friend who is ready to challenge authority, and Elena’s soon shaking things up.

When Elena starts a controversial club, Jane is ready to support her. When Elena begins an illicit romance with a colleague, Jane is there to help her shield her secret. When people begin asking questions about Elena, Jane backs her all the way.

But the morning after the annual fundraiser, Elena’s body is found crumpled on the soccer field.

It soon becomes clear that not everyone found Elena charming and funny. A thousand people were at the fundraiser: there’s a town full of suspects and a long list of motives. Who was angry with Elena? What had her curiosity and rule-breaking uncovered? Who wanted to shut her up?

Who has told lies they would kill to hide?

A totally gripping psychological suspense novel that you won’t be able to put down, She Lies Alone is a compelling thriller that will keep you turning the pages. Perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell, Ruth Ware and The Woman in the Window.



:   She Lies Alone
Author:  Laura Wolfe
Publisher:  Bookouture
Genre:   Psychological Thriller
Format:  Kindle ARC
No. of Pages:   350
Date of Publication:   November 9, 2020
My Rating:   4 Stars

In a then and now fashion answers are being sought find out why high school teacher Elena Mayfield was murdered. For one thing Elena was having an affair and that alone raised a lot of eyebrows. Jane is another teacher at their high school and she had befriended Elena and stands by her despite the risque behavior of Elena's affair. 
The school had arranged for a fundraiser, in part sponsored by a club started by Elena. The fundraiser went off without a hitch, but the very next morning, Elena's body was found. With the vast amount of people that were at the fundraiser, there certainly is no shortage of suspects. It soon becomes more than apparent that there are just as many motives as there are suspects.

Lies and secrets most certainly play into what has happened to Elena. So, as the story plays out in the weeks leading to the murder, readers get Jane's viewpoint with alternating chapters as well as the voice of Amy, an office worker at the school. What did Jane, Elena and Amy have in common and why does Amy have a voice in this intriguing story?

Whether the story was being told from the school's environment or in the private lives of those connected with the high school, issues prove that no one is without fault. The drama is real, the tension is high and the shock value kept me riveted from beginning to end. I enjoyed this psychological thriller by Laura Wolfe and cannot wait to read more from her in the future.

Many thanks to Bookouture and to NetGalley for this ARC for review. This is my honest opinion.


Laura Wolfe is a lover of animals and nature. When she is not writing, she can be found playing games with her highly-energetic kids, riding horses, growing vegetables in her garden, or spoiling her rescue dog. She lives in her home state of Michigan with her husband, son, and daughter. Laura's YA mystery, Trail of Secrets, was named as a Finalist in the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Laura holds a BA in English from the University of Michigan and a JD from DePaul University. She is an active member of multiple writing groups, including Sisters in Crime and the SCBWI. 

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