I can’t believe how many years have passed since I interviewed Lynda Renham in a post you can find here. Today Lynda has returned to stay in with me and tell me all about her latest book.
Staying in with Lynda Renham
Welcome back to Linda’s Book Bag, Lynda. Thank you for agreeing to stay in with me.
It’s an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much for inviting me.
Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
I’ve chosen my new novel The Lies She Told, which was released on the 5th July and is available in hardback, paperback and E format. It’s a novel I am very excited to share with you.
I love the atmospheric cover Lynda. What can we expect from an evening in with The Lies She Told?
A great deal of tension, murder, friendships, lies and you may find yourself learning a little about village life in Oxfordshire too. You will make new friends too with Detective Sergeant Harper and Detective Inspector Tom Miller. Most of all, you should expect a gripping evening because I’ve been told that it is very hard to stop reading once you begin the novel.
The Lies She Told sounds really exciting and quite a bit different to some of your comedy writing that I’m more familiar with.
So, what else have you brought along, and why have you brought it?
I’ve brought some music by Jocelyn Pook, particularly the soundtrack from ‘The Staircase’ because I played it a lot while writing the novel.
Oh! I confess I’ve never heard of Jocelyn Pook! And what’s that I can see you’ve brought too?
I’ve also bought a fan because the story is set during a sweltering summer.
It looks as if we’re about to have a bit of real sweltering summer too, so it’s a perfect time to read The Lies She Told! Thanks so much for staying in with me to chat about it Lynda. It sounds a great read. You put on Jocelyn’s music and I’ll give Linda’s Book Bag readers a bit more information about The Lies She Told.
The Lies She Told
A quiet village, a friendly community, a brutal attack.
The Lies She Told is set in a quiet Oxfordshire village. Meet Detective Sergeant Beth Harper. Beth has lived in the village most of her life. The crime rate is low, and that’s how everyone likes it. Then Detective Inspector Tom Miller comes from London.
Meet Tom Miller, who immediately clashes with Beth. Beth feels a recent tragedy in Tom’s life will affect his judgement as a police officer. No sooner has Tom arrived and the village is turned upside down. A local school teacher is brutally attacked and left for dead in her home. Could this be a burglary gone wrong, or could it be connected to Tom’s troubled past?
The Lies She Told is available for purchase here.
About Lynda Renham
Lynda Renham is the author of many popular romantic comedies and gripping psychological thriller novels. Lynda studied creative writing at the Open University. She lives in Oxford, UK. She has appeared on BBC radio discussion programs and is a prolific blogger. Lynda is also an avid photographer. When not writing, she can usually be found wasting her time on Facebook or crocheting blankets.