Take a Sneak Peek from Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

Take a Sneak Peek from Tell Me Lies by J.P. Pomare

‘The next train to depart from Platform One is the 9:05 Flinders Street Line stopping all stations to Flinders Street.’ She takes the steps quickly, her hand slides along the rail. She is dishevelled, her mouth set in a pale line. There are a dozen or so people on the platform but she sets her sights on a man, standing there in a sweatshirt, a blue hat on his head and duffel bag slung over his shoulder. He has his back to her, gazing down at the phone in his hand.

Waiting in the shade on the platform, she glances back up the steps towards the street, then watches the man until the tracks begin to sing, a subtle high-pitched shriek that grows into a grumble.

The man looks up now, turning his head and watching down the tracks for the oncoming train. A light at first that grows brighter and brighter. It’s loud now, so loud he doesn’t hear her striding forward. The man turns back, raises his hands in defense, but half a second too late. She shoves him with all of her strength. The train is gliding into the station. His weight shifts; a gasp. Then he’s falling. His body thuds against the concrete and rails. The train driver doesn’t have time to apply the brakes; there is no time to do anything…

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        Publisher details

        Tell Me Lies
        Author
        J.P. Pomare
        Publisher
        Hachette
        Genre
        Thriller
        Released
        29 December, 2020
        ISBN
        9781869718169

        Synopsis

        Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career. On a warm spring morning, Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone, with his duffel bag in hand as the train approaches. That's when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train. Margot's clients all lie to her, but one lie cost her family and freedom. A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient.
        J.P. Pomare
        About the author

        J.P. Pomare

        J.P. Pomare is an award-winning writer who has had work published in journals including Meanjin, Kill Your DarlingsTakahe and Mascara Literary Review. He has hosted the On Writing podcast since 2015 featuring bestselling authors from around the globe. His first novel, Call Me Evie, was critically acclaimed and won the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best First Novel. In The Clearing, Pomare's second novel was also a critically acclaimed bestseller. He was born in New Zealand and resides in Melbourne with his wife.

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