Monday, 11 July 2022

Lies At Her Door by A.A. Abbott + Giveaway + Guest Post

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Book Details:

​Book Title: LIES AT HER DOOR (A Psychological Thriller) by A.A. Abbott
Category:  Adult Fiction 18+, 220 pages
GenreMystery, Psychological Thriller, Domestic Thriller
Publisher:  Perfect City Press
Release Date: July 5, 2022
Content Rating:  PG + M: The book has references to adultery (not explicit), kissing and drugs. It features mild blasphemy and profanity.

Book Description:

She forgot about her childhood friend… until his body is found under her garden. Can she prove she didn’t commit the decades-old murder?

Lucy Freeman struggles to find satisfaction in life. Trapped in the shadow of her rock star brother, the thirty-two-year-old craves more than her days at home caring for her terminally ill mother. But her routine takes a turn for the horrifying when a giant sinkhole collapses the earth outside their house and reveals a skeleton.

Shocked to discover the bones belong to a former member of her sibling’s band, Lucy’s worst nightmare comes alive when police suspect her of the killing. And as she turns to her dying parent’s diaries in a desperate search for vindication, she’s entangled in a dark and complicated truth.

Will unearthing long-buried wrongs prove lethal?

Lies at Her Door is a heavy-hitting psychological thriller novel. If you like strong character growth, overcoming dysfunctional relationships, and revealing unexpected secrets, then you’ll love AA Abbott’s chilling whodunnit.



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by AA Abbott

The British city of Bristol is peaceful and laid back. In the English West Country, it’s been described as the graveyard of ambition. The temptation to enjoy a slow pace of life, to sit back and drink the local apple cider, is almost overwhelming. When I first made my home there, I enjoyed returning to tranquillity after spells working in buzzier places like London and Birmingham. (That’s the English Birmingham, our second city, rather than the Alabama version.)

You can have too much of a good thing, though. When England went into lockdown in 2020, I yearned to go somewhere, anywhere, other than the same familiar scenery. That sense of claustrophobia informed my latest suspense thriller, “Lies at Her Door”. The first of my books set wholly in Bristol – after all, for two years, I rarely went anywhere else – the story is about a young woman outside her comfort zone as soon as she leaves the house. Lucy Freeman lives in Clifton, a pretty and upmarket district. The snow-white terraces scream of money. Yet Lucy has little cash and even less self-esteem. Overshadowed by her older brother, she has been left behind while he travels the world with his rock band. Already thirty-two and still lodging with her parents, Lucy’s role is as a carer for her disabled mother. She has given up waiting for her life to happen.

The discovery of a skeleton changes everything. Murder is unusual in Bristol; a senior detective tells his lover than the homicide rate is one-third of London’s. The cops throw resources at the investigation, and soon the spotlight falls on Lucy. Not only is she awkward and evasive, but she’s one of the few people who had access to the cellar where the bones were found. 
Worried for her own and her mother’s future, Lucy tries to calm herself by walking a neighbor’s dog on the Zig Zag path, a lane which plunges down a cliff to the River Avon below. Yet more danger lurks there than Lucy realizes…

Some writers treat the location of their books like an extra character. British mystery writers Ruth Rendell and Rachel McLean are especially good at this. It’s also the effect I wish to achieve in my stories. Tourists in the West Country usually focus on Bath, the beautiful setting for “Bridgerton”, rather than nearby Bristol. I hope “Lies at Her Door” will tempt a few travellers to make a detour.

Read “Lies at Her Door” free with Kindle Unlimited, or buy it in ebook, paperback, hardback, large print or dyslexia-friendly print. Follow author AA Abbott on Twitter and Facebook, and find out more about her at
Meet the Author:

British crime thriller writer A.A. Abbott (also known as Helen Blenkinsop) enjoys escaping with an exciting and emotional read, and that’s what she aims to write too. Based in the city of Bristol in England’s beautiful West Country, she’s shared her love for the city by writing about it in her latest psychological thriller.

Lies at Her Door is Helen’s ninth book. She’s had help from readers on subjects as varied as police procedure, philosophy and music. She’s grateful to them and to editor Katharine D’Souza for making huge improvements to the story.

Like 10% of us, many of Helen’s family are dyslexic. While she is not, she wants her books to be enjoyed by readers with dyslexia and visual impairment too. She publishes her thrillers in a Large Print dyslexia-friendly edition as well as standard paperback and ebook versions. (You can also adjust the font on your electronic device to suit your needs.)

A member of the Alliance of Independent Authors, Helen likes speaking to book groups, business networks and social circles. She also has fun reading thrillers and short stories at live fiction events and on Zoom. If you're a book blogger, litfest organiser, reviewer or simply adore books, she’d love to hear from you.

connect with the author: websitefacebook ~ twitter ~ bookbub
Tour Scheduled:

July 5 –
Mystery Review Crew – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 6 – RebeccaReviewedIt – book review
July 6 - FUONLYKNEW - book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 7 – She Just Loves Books – book review / giveaway
July 8 - Splashes of Joy - book spotlight
July 11 – Literary Flits – book spotlight / guest post / giveaway
July 11 – Kam's Place – book review
July 11 - From the TBR Pile - book review / giveaway
July 13 – Reading is My Passion – book review / giveaway
July 13 - Deborah-Zenha Adams – book spotlight / author interview / giveaway
July 14 – Review Thick And Thin – book review / giveaway
July 15 – Celticlady's Reviews – book spotlight / giveaway
July 18 – fundinmental – book spotlight / giveaway
July 18 - Mostly Mystery Reviews – book review / author interview
July 19 – Book Corner News and Reviews – book review / giveaway
July 20 - Locks, Hooks and Books – book review / giveaway
July 21 – Novels Alive – book spotlight / giveaway
July 21 – Novels Alive – book review
July 22 – @booking.with.janelle – book review / giveaway
July 22 - Lynchburg Reads – book review / giveaway
July 25 - The Page Ladies – book review  
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