Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Book Review - Scandalous Lies by Nigel May

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Title: Scandalous Lies
Author: Nigel May
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Bookoutre
Publication Date: 23rd July 2015
Rating: Five Stars

Lovers and liars, divas and sinners, welcome to a world of scandal, where one woman will pay the ultimate price.

SUSPENSE: Georgia’s best friend, ballroom dancing sensation Mitzi, has vanished with boyfriend Foster while on holiday in California. Can Georgia get to the truth of their disappearance before it’s too late?

SECRETS: Reality TV star Nova could give the Kardashians a run for their money. But while she allows millions of viewers into her fabulous home, she’s unaware what her husband, celebrity mogul Jacob, is up to behind closed doors …

SEX: Tanya is filthy rich, married to a man who adores her but she is restless. And her sexual appetite is about to get her into a whole lot of trouble.

SCANDAL: Victoria, once the trophy-wife, has lost her mojo. Determined to get her life and marriage back on track, she’s desperate to inject some excitement in her life – but at what cost?

From the glitz of Hollywood to the glamour of Milan and the exotic luxury of India, Scandalous Lies is a deliciously unputdownable read.

If the gorgeous cover of Scandalous Lies doesn't make it clear, then the content of the book definitely does, this book is perfect as a poolside read. Nigel May is king of the blockbuster, he has written an addictive, sexy story that builds into a fabulous crescendo that left me gasping for breath at all the revelations that were suddenly being revealed. 

This book really does contain all the "s"'s! Suspense, Secrets, Sex, Scandal, Superb writing, Sensational reveals but no sand! 

A big blockbuster book filled with a combinations of very rich characters, highly sexed characters, a whole mix of stories that will interlink in obvious and non obvious ways, to me is the perfect read for a hot summers day, especially if by a pool, so you can take a dip when the action gets a bit too hot for you. And I could have done with that pool while reading Scandalous Lies. 

There are chapters that focus on characters that initially you are wondering the point of, or who they are (or in my case, I was thinking these guys aren't featured on the blurb, so why?, but of course, everything does make sense and every chapter and different person to focus around is definitely featured for a specific reason, and things do become revealed. 

At the heart of this book there is a mystery to be solved. Georgia is worried about the disappearance of her best friend Mitzi and her boyfriend Foster, while they were on holiday in California.  Georgia attempts to investigate, since the police and media have started to lose interest, but Georgia is convinced her friend is somehow still alive. 

There is a healthy helping of sex in this book, and there are also a few more serious topics touched upon including addiction. 

I loved the mix of locations featured in Scandalous Lies, India, Los Angeles, London, Milan and Gran Canaria. There is something about people who can jet set off at short notice, with no worries about money, that really hooks me on a book, as well as making me feel slightly envious. 

If you like Blockbuster/Bonkbuster books, then Scandalous Lies is a fantastic inclusion to the sub genre, and is a must read book this summer.  I loved every second of this book, and I am looking forward to my summer holiday, to read Trinity, my remaining Nigel May book that I need to read!

Thank you so much to Bookoutre and Netgalley for this review copy. This was my honest opinion.

Scandalous Lies is out on Thursday in ebook and paperback. 

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