Liars Chair Rachel Teller and her husband David appear happy, prosperous and fulfilled. The big house, the successful business …They have everything. However, control, not love, fuels their relationship and David has no idea his wife indulges in drunken indiscretions. Yet Rachel is trapped in this abusive marriage, which is driven by control rather than love. Returning home early one morning she kills a man and this leads her on a path of destruction and danger. It’s an engrossing read although do not expect to like or feel sorry for any of the characters, yet you are pulled into their lives. Clever writing from debut novelist Rebecca Whitney does this to you.

Sheila O’Reilly
Pan Macmillan/Hardback/£12.99/9781447265818