CAUGHT IN A LIE

‘Dating is like psychological warfare, and all’s fair in love and war.’ 

Julianne Carrell is a bored socialite in London, flitting from man to man, shop to shop, party to party. When asked to seduce a man for more money than she’s ever seen before, she thinks that setting a honey trap will be exciting. Then she finds out that she already knows her target: years ago, she had a one-night stand with him behind his girlfriend’s back. Will he remember her? 

Now married, Thomas Matthews is a junior partner at a consultancy firm, with a wealthy father backing him to enter politics. Does he want to follow in his father’s footsteps though? He can’t help feeling that he’s being manipulated to enter a dark, secretive world that he doesn’t fully understand. 

As Julianne gets closer to her target, she realises that she’s being played by powerful people who want Thomas under their control. She knows she’ll lose out on her money if Thomas finds out the truth about her, but then she learns that there’s even more at stake: her life.

DEADLY SINS

Angela Balanescu watches as those around her fall victim to their sins. Her father is an organized crime boss who feeds on power, solely focused on how he can gain more territory. 

Hating the violence adopted by her family, Angela yearns to leave the town in which she grew up, instead of using drink and sex as escapism. When she falls for corrupt detective Sean, she wonders whether she can learn to trust him and put a life of crime behind her. But Vincent, her father’s violent lieutenant, wants her for himself, and he reminds her that she shouldn’t trust anyone.

LOSE YOURSELF IN THIS DARK CRIME THRILLER WITH A TWISTED LOVE STORY AT ITS HEART

ABOUT LAURA READ

I’ve worked in publishing for over eight years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website, and as an author and freelance designer (click here to find out more about my book cover design services).

My poetry has been published in two anthologies.

Deadly Sins is my debut novel: an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin influences us all. Click here to read more and to buy a copy.

My next book, Caught in a Lie, is about a political affair; a tale of sex, politics and betrayal. Click here to find out more and pre-order the book.