Lie Beside Me – Gytha Lodge


This is the third in the series of DCI Jonah Sheens novels by Gytha Lodge. I read the first one but seemed to have missed the second, something I intend to rectify. It can easily be read as a standalone story.

Louise wakes up with a severe hangover. She discovers a dead body next to her. It is a man she doesn’t recognise and he has been stabbed and there is blood everywhere. She moves the body outside and calls the police.

She had been with her best friend, April. Louise’s husband, Niall, considers April a bad influence in terms of the amount of alcohol the two women consume when they are together.

This is a cleverly plotted storyline which weaves in and out of numerous twists and turns right up until the end. There are issues with the different police characters involved and a real shocker for one of them at the end. No spoiler alerts from me but keep reading and enjoy. I did. Absolutely loved it. I’m always one for the unusual ending with a bit of drama.

Thank you NetGalley, Penguin Michael Joseph UK and Gytha Lodge for my ARC of ‘Lie Beside Me’ in return from my honest review.

Excellent read.  Highly recommended.

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