#BlogTour I Never Lie by Jody Sabral

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This gripping psychological thriller.



Alex South is a high-functioning alcoholic who is teetering on the brink of oblivion. Her career as a television journalist is hanging by a thread since a drunken on-air rant. When a series of murders occur within a couple of miles of her East London home she is given another chance to prove her skill and report the unfolding events. She thinks she can control the drinking, but soon she finds gaping holes in her memory, and wakes to find she’s done things she can’t recall. As the story she’s covering starts to creep into her own life, is Alex a danger only to herself – or to others?

My Thoughts

This is a disconcerting, unnerving book which covers the unfolding events of several murders from the viewpoint of Alex a TV news journalist and an alcoholic.

You are soon drawn into her world of one night stands, drink and how she struggles to keep control so that she can prove what a top journalist she is, she deserves to make it big because she is good; she just made one stupid, awful mistake.

She wants to be a mother and ‘the clock is ticking’ she’s obsessing, the drinking isn’t helping, so she’s been using on-line dating it’s much simpler.

Then there’s a murder, the third in a few weeks, just up the road from where she lives. There are similarities but the police won’t confirm it’s a serial killer. This is it, this is the break Alex needs, this is how she can prove to everyone that she is back and better than ever. If she can just keep the drinking under control but of course she can, can’t she?

We follow the murder investigation from this unique viewpoint of TV news reporting. It’s insightful and interesting how Alex, and her producer Audrey, take what information they have and make news from it.

This is a gripping story which keeps you turning pages and keeps you readjusting your thoughts on what is happening and why. It’s the why that drives the storyline. Although the focus may seem, at times, to be too much on alcoholism it is necessary for the storyline. It’s a twisty plot that moves along at a fair pace with an intensity that will keep you thinking, speculating and will astonish you with it’s conclusion.

It’s a well written book, knowledgable and well researched with characters that are, in the main, quite likeable. Perhaps surprisingly so, as alcoholics are not generally written with the empathy and understanding that Jody Sabral manages, you can engage with what’s happening and why. It is well worth reading.

The layers is this book would make for a terrific book club read. Whether that, your own personal enjoyment or chatting about it with friends I Never Lie will make for plenty of interesting deliberation.

I am thrilled to be part of this Blog Tour and would like to thank the author, publisher and Ellie Pilcher at Canelo for bringing me on board.

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The main character in I Never Lie now has a Twitter feed and will be posting daily, about her job as a TV journalist and about I Never Lie.
Give Alex a follow:   @INeverLie2018



Publisher: 56E15FF9-826E-4EEA-AF5F-602DF5C400A4  Canelo

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Author:      Jody Sabral    @jsabral

F83CCE6E-3806-4426-AB21-71C306DCD7E4Jody Sabral is based between the South Coast and London, where she works as a Foreign Desk editor and video producer at the BBC. She is a graduate of the MA in Crime Fiction at City University, London. Jody worked as a journalist in Turkey for ten years, covering the region for various international broadcasters. She self-published her first book Changing Borders in 2012 and won the CWA Debut Dagger in 2014 for her second novel The Movement. In addition to working for the BBC, Jody also writes for the Huffington Post, Al–Monitor and Brics Post.

Canelo have acquired her follow up DON’T BLAME ME to be published early 2019.

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