As you know, I love a psychological thriller and thanks to Caroline at Bits About Books, Adam croft stays in with me on Linda’s Book Bag today to tell me about his latest book, The Perfect Lie.
Staying in with Adam Croft
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Adam. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve brought The Perfect Lie. I chose it because it’s my newest book. I won’t release a book unless I’m pretty confident it’s better than my previous one, so by that logic this should be my best book yet.
(That sounds a reasonable plan to me.)
What can we expect from an evening in with The Perfect Lie?
If I’ve done my job properly, you can expect to be terrified. In my psychological thrillers, I like to take ordinary people with ordinary lives and turn those lives upside down. I really wanted to get across the terror of what it must be like to be framed for such a horrendous crime — one which you didn’t commit. It’s got to be one of the worst things imaginable, and I think readers can gain a lot by putting themselves in the shoes of someone who’s going through a horrendous experience.
(Far better to experience it vicariously than first hand I’d say Adam.)
What else have you brought along and why?
I thought it only fitting that I should bring along my friend Graham Bartlett, former Chief Superintendent of Sussex Police and former Police Commander of Brighton & Hove. Graham now works as a police procedure advisor to crime writers, and he’s been absolutely invaluable to me. He had a huge amount of input into the procedure and timelines in The Perfect Lie and I’m really looking forward to working with him on more books in the future. He also contributes to Crime Fiction Masterclasses, which operate around the UK and let authors and readers get the inside track on how crimes are solved.
As for music, it’s going to have to be a little song called Her Last Tomorrow by Bishop Blue. They wrote the song after reading my book of the same name, and were inspired to turn it into a song — with my wholehearted support. It’s a totally new concept for me, but a fascinating one!
(That sounds exciting.)
Thank you for staying in with me and telling me all about The Perfect Lie Adam.
The Perfect Lie
What if you were framed for a murder you didn’t commit?
Amy Walker lives the perfect family life with her husband and two young sons. Until a knock at the door turns their lives upside down.
It’s the police. Her father-in-law is dead and they’re arresting her for his murder.
The evidence against her is overwhelming. Forensics and witnesses place her at the scene. But there’s only one problem:
She didn’t do it.
With her family destroyed and a murder sentence looming, Amy must discover who murdered her father-in-law — and why they’re so hell-bent on framing her as the killer.
The Perfect Lie is available for purchase through these links.
About Adam Croft
With over 1.5 million books sold to date, Adam Croft is one of the most successful independently published authors in the world, and one of the biggest selling authors of the past few years.
Following his 2015 worldwide bestseller Her Last Tomorrow, his psychological thrillers were bought by Thomas & Mercer, an imprint of Amazon Publishing. Prior to the Amazon deal, Her Last Tomorrow sold more than 150,000 copies across all platforms and became one of the bestselling books of the year, reaching the top 10 in the overall Amazon Kindle chart and peaking at number 12 in the combined paperback fiction and non-fiction chart.
His Knight & Culverhouse crime thriller series has sold more than 250,000 copies worldwide, with his Kempston Hardwick mystery books being adapted as audio plays starring some of the biggest names in British TV.
In 2016, the Knight & Culverhouse Box Set reached storewide number 1 in Canada, knocking J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child off the top spot only weeks after Her Last Tomorrow was also number 1 in Canada. The new edition of Her Last Tomorrow also reached storewide number 1 in Australia over Christmas 2016.
During the summer of 2016, two of Adam’s books hit the USA Today bestseller list only weeks apart, making them two of the most-purchased books in the United States over the summer.
In February 2017, Only The Truth became a worldwide bestseller, reaching storewide number 1 at both Amazon US and Amazon UK, making it the bestselling book in the world at that moment in time. The same day, Amazon’s overall Author Rankings placed Adam as the most widely read author in the world, with J.K. Rowling in second place.
Adam has been featured on BBC television, BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 5 Live, the BBC World Service, The Guardian, The Huffington Post, The Bookseller and a number of other news and media outlets.
In March 2018, Adam was conferred as an Honorary Doctor of Arts, the highest academic qualification in the UK, by the University of Bedfordshire in recognition of his achievements.
Adam presents the regular crime fiction podcast Partners in Crime with fellow bestselling author Robert Daws.