HOUSE OF LIES by E. V. Seymour #Review @EveSeymour

I wish to thank Karen Bultiauw for inviting me to read this book.

House of Lies: A gripping thriller with a shocking twist by [Seymour, E. V.]


‘A wicked twist and a killer ending’ Publishers Weekly
Somewhere in Vixenhead, I’m certain the truth lies…
A sudden disappearance…
When Roz Outlaw’s partner Tom mysteriously vanishes, she knows his life is in danger. Tom has been distracted lately, afraid, as though he is being hunted…
A desperate search…
With the police showing little interest Roz knows it falls to her to find Tom. But as Tom’s secrets are uncovered nothing can prepare Roz for the dark lies and twisted truths she finds. She thought she loved Tom, but quickly realises she has been living with a stranger – a man with murder in his past.
A house of evil.
The key to unlocking Tom’s past lies in his childhood home – Vixenhead. A house of wickedness that keeps its secrets well hidden. Can Roz find Tom before it’s too late or will the evil within Vixenhead claim her too…


When Roz Outlaw’s partner Tom disappears she is confused and devastated, I mean it isn’t like she even has many photos of the guy as he just hated his picture taken, and went ballistic when it appeared in the paper and as he didn’t have any living relatives she couldn’t even ask them if they knew anything. There was only one thing that she could relie on and that was her skills as a journalist to rattle some very uncooperative policemen and a woman’s name on a FB page before Tom closed it down when she had come home early.

Roz is some gutsy lady that just doesn’t back down, I really liked her as the more the powers that be tell her to leave it alone the more determined she is to find out where Tom is. This story just didn’t go where I first thought it was going, it was far more exciting. There are many brick walls but Roz is like a sledge-hammer, relentless and just refuses to stop asking questions. The more she finds out the less she knows of the man she has lived with for years.

This then branches into Tom’s story and bloody hell I would be still running if it was me. There are some really tough chapters to read. Vixenhead is one scary place.

This is a super story that goes from intriguing to a pretty fast paced read that had me shouting instructions to Roz, this woman does you no good if you have a heart condition! I was like ‘No, don’t knock, God damn it woman you just knocked, now run!’

This book is just full of surprise after surprise, characters changed and emotions did flips it was just one massive full on satisfying and entertaining book.


E.V. Seymour is the author of ten novels and has had a number of short stories broadcast on BBC Radio Devon. After a short and successful career in PR in London and Birmingham, she married and disappeared to Devon. Five children later, she returned and began to write seriously and has bent the ears of numerous police officers, firearms officers, scenes of crime, the odd lawyer and United Nations personnel. She also works by day as a freelance editorial consultant, specialising in crime fiction and thrillers.



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