Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Goddess Fish Presents: Lie to Her by Mehrisa Mex


This post is part of a virtual book tour organized by Goddess Fish Promotions. Mehrisa Mex will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Click on the tour banner to see the other stops on the tour.

Despite years of treatment, twenty-one year old Lydia still struggles with trauma from being attacked as a teenager. House-bound with anxieties and haunted by ghostly visions, she soon comes to suspect her psychiatrist husband, Myles, of sabotaging her recovery.

Her pursuit of the truth uncovers secrets more terrible than she ever imagined and it soon becomes clear that nothing is as it seems and no one can be trusted – not even herself.

Read an Excerpt:

Lydia sprinted out of the lounge, through the kitchen-dining room, out onto the back patio and down onto the grass in her socked feet. Her heart felt like it had multiplied in her chest and was hammering along with all its replicas out of sync. When she turned back to the face the house, she saw the girl standing in the upstairs window, looking down at her. A second later, she was gone.

She had left her cell phone and everything else inside. She had nothing to protect herself with, so she hurried to the tool shed near the garage to look for her gardening shears. When she couldn't find them, she grabbed the garden rake instead and headed to the gate with it.

When she got there, she undid the latch and threw the gate open. But she had only taken a few steps into the road outside when she felt a sudden vertigo descend on her. Various planes of her vision shifted and an icy-sharpness cut across the surface of her skin. She staggered back to the gate and inside the compound of the house.

It took her some time before she could stand up straight. She looked back at the house with dread. The irony of her situation was not lost on her – that she could no sooner go inside feeling this way than she could leave the perimeter of the house without risking another kind of panic attack. She was pitifully stranded.

About the Author: Mehrisa Mex writes mystery-thrillers, neo-noir and international crime. She often appears in her own imagination lit in the chiaroscuro style of film noir and narrating thoughts to herself in moody, hard-boiled tones.

Amazon link for book purchase: http://www.amazon.com/author/mehrisamex
Info links: https://twitter.com/mehrisa_mex
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5 comments:

Mehrisa Mex said...

Hi Dina, thanks for posting about 'Lie to Her' on your blog today!

Just a quick yodel to readers - in addition to being available on Amazon for purchase and on Kindle Unlimited for subscribers, I will be giving away free copies of the ebook on Saturday (31st March) via Amazon. Follow me on Twitter or Facebook for a reminder to get your free copy on Saturday.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good read.

Mehrisa Mex said...

Thanks, Rita. It pushes somewhat on the boundaries of domestic noir and includes a hefty dose of dark satire. Check in on Saturday for the free ebook. (www.amazon.com/author/mehrisamex)

Victoria Alexander said...

Great excerpt!

Mary Preston said...

Sounds very intense!!

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