Winner of the 2015 Indie Reader Discovery Award for Best Fiction
"Deadly Lies is a taut, fast-paced thriller that grabs you from the start and doesn't let go."
~ Kevin O'Brien New York Times Bestselling Author of Hide Your Fear
As a teenager, Jill Shannon fell victim to her stepfather's cruel abuse. Now as an adult, Jill's made it. She has a succesful career and is married to Detective Alex Shannon. Together they live what seems to be a perfect life in Seattle.
The vow she made as a teenager to never again be a victim lies dormant until a reporter lures her to his hotel room under the pretense of an interview and suddenly all of it comes rushing back.
Jill seeks revenge on the reporter triggering a series of events that leads her down a wormhole of retribution, forcing her to spin an ever-widening web of lies.
Meanwhile, Alex is pulled into a case of a series of murders that began as cyber relationships. There seems to be a familiar fingerprint on these crimes, but Alex refuses to believe the murderer could be so close to him.
For those who couldn't put down The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, comes a thrilling ride a la Gone Girl, where husband and wife stand on opposite sides of a divide created by lies and rooted in a dark and deadly past.
"Well-crafted characters combine with a complex, riveting plot to create a mystery-thriller with a distinctly human voice."
~ IndieReader Review
"The pace is literally murderous. Especially taut thriller with many unexpected plot twists. And how Patchell brings the two major story lines together is ingenious and unexpected." ~Kindle Customer
"Deadly Lies is one hell of a thriller that cleverly weaves together a clandestine affair, secret meetings, and cybersex crime. With every riveting twist and turn in the story, the intensity and suspense mounts until the climax ending that will leave you completely spent." ~Jersey Girl Book Reviews
One of the most fantastic books I've read. From the beginning to the end the story just got better and better. The excitement and intensity continued until the unbelievably unexpected and mind blowing conclusion. This is a definite must read book. I gave it five stars but it deserved twenty. ~Amazon Customer
"The skilfully-plotted narrative clips along at a fast pace, with as many twists and turns as the Monte Carlo Grand Prix....Reader, beware, you will be turning pages into the wee hours." ~Doris Baker
"I absolutely loved this book and I think I may have found a new favorite author... I look forward to reading other novels by Chris Patchell." ~Mystery Lover