Book Review: Lies At Her Door by A.A. Abbott


Lucy Freeman struggles to find satisfaction in life. Trapped in the shadow of her rock star brother, the thirty-two-year-old craves more than her days at home caring for her terminally ill mother. But her routine takes a turn for the horrifying when a giant sinkhole collapses the earth outside their house and reveals a skeleton.

Shocked to discover the bones belong to a former member of her sibling’s band, Lucy’s worst nightmare comes alive when police suspect her of the killing. And as she turns to her dying parent’s diaries in a desperate search for vindication, she’s entangled in a dark and complicated truth.

Will unearthing long-buried wrongs prove lethal?


Lies At Her Door is a pretty nice read. It’s been 30+ degrees here in Berlin the last weeks so it was nice to dive into something that wasn’t too taxing to read. The storyline was pretty simple, although it did keep me guess who the culprit was, for the most part.

The best part of the book was Lucy. It was hard not to feel empathetic toward her. She came across as such a lonely, lost soul and I wanted the best for her. However, I could also see how she might be the killer and I enjoyed the complexity of Lucy and how she kept me guessing until the end.

Like some other reviews of Lies At Her Door I read, I did feel like there was some unnecessary details included. Lucy’s weight, for one. While I think the author brought her weight and love for chocolate in as a means to show Lucy’s tendency to dislike herself, it did come across as a little judgemental at times.

Lies At Her Door is a nice summer read for those who prefer psychological thrillers over beach-side romances. You can pick up a copy of the book here.

I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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