Parallel Lies is a fast-paced and fiendishly plotted novel about a menage a trois that becomes a menage a deux when one of the trio is murdered. Which one of the two survivors was the murderer, and what have they got to hide? Things are never quite what they seem, and people are never quite who they say they are, in Stella Duffy's effortlessly entertaining new novel.
Saz Martin is settling into motherhood with her partner Molly and their baby daughter Matilda. Saz has vowed not to take on any more private investigator cases, wanting nothing to threaten the peaceful life they have built together. But when her former school friend Will Gallagher -" the now famous TV presenter -" comes calling...
Patrick Freeman, celebrity chef, with the legendary bad temper and the obligatory wild child wife... Chris Marquand, adopted son of wealthy parents, a successful doctor, father-to-be... Georgina Leyton, high powered lawyer and a beautiful bitch who's as cool as they come.... Matthew Godwin, owner of the hottest South London bar and a talent for scaring the life out of people with his mad rages. Four virtual strangers, unwittingly bound together by a dark secret from the past. And, after all these years, it's about to blow up in their faces.
Maggie has fallen for "the girl with the Kelly McGillis body", a mysterious woman who can't commit herself. Meanwhile Saz Martin is hot on the trail of a woman known only as September, who commute between London and New York in a whirlwind of drug smuggling, gambling and high-class prostitution.
Siobhan Forrester, lead singer of Beneath the Blonde, has everything a girl could want - stunning body, great voice, brilliant career, loving boyfriend.
Now she has a stalker too.
Saz Martin, detective hero of "Calendar Girl", returns to investigate the activities of Dr Maxwell North, internationally acclaimed therapist, healer and "guru". She has been hired by a mystery employer, the Wavewalker.
About the Author
Stella Duffy was born in London and brought up in Tokoroa New Zealand. She is also an actor, improvisor, comedian and occasional radio presenter.
She now lives in London and is married to writer Shelley Silas. For complete biographical details please wander off to her site http://www.tartcity.com/intro.html#stella
There's so much crime fiction from so many varied cultures these days that it's hard to pick the new "big thing". The unfortunate thing about the "big thing" is that other areas are often unfairly swamped or forgotten. Working away in some of the less often remarked upon areas, there are some stunningly good authors.
Another one of those books that have been sitting here, patiently waiting for me to catch up - this is by NZ born author Stella Duffy.
"I would sit in your mother's kitchen and watch the sun come up. The kitchen is blue. I remember when your dad painted it. He is dead now. They both are. You killed them. Like you killed me. Like you killed everyone in your past. You do not know your mother and you do not know your father and you do not know me. Because that would mean them all knowing who you were. But I remember."