Hey guys I am excited to be taking part in this blog tour for Tell No Lies by Lisa Hartley. After the book Spotlight there is a Q&A with the author so stay till the end for that.
Title: Tell No Lies
Author Name: Lisa Hartley
Previous Books (if applicable): Ask No Questions
Genre: Crime, Thriller, Detective Fiction
Release Date: 19th February 2018
Book Blurb: Now they’re coming after Caelan’s team…
A tortured body is found in a basement. Drug dealing and people smuggling is on the rise.
Then police start going missing.
There seems to be no connection between the crimes, but Detective Caelan Small senses something isn’t right.
Plunged into a new investigation, lives are on the line. And in the web of gangs, brothels and nerve-shattering undercover work, Caelan must get to the truth – or be killed trying.
And then there’s Nicky…
Utterly gripping, written with searing tension and remarkable dexterity, Tell No Lies is a blistering crime novel for fans of Angela Marsons, Rebecca Bradley and Faith Martin.
Links to Book:
Google Books (UK)
Apple Books (UK)
Lisa Hartley lives with her partner, son, two dogs and several cats. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in English Studies, then had a variety of jobs but kept writing in her spare time. She is currently working on the next DS Catherine Bishop novel, as well as a new series with Canelo.
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Q&A with the author:
What inspired the book? – This is the second novel in the Detective Caelan Small series, and I wanted it to follow straight on from the events of the first book, ASK NO QUESTIONS. This meant picking up certain strands of that story again, as well as thinking about the impact those events would have had on Caelan and the people around her. I also wanted to explore Caelan’s character a little further, throwing her into situations that would force her to make difficult choices.
Who or what influenced you to be a writer? – I think my love of reading has been the biggest influence. Books can transport us to another place, another time, and open our eyes to so much without us having to leave our chair. A writer can make us ask questions and realise things about ourselves. Books can break down boundaries, make people sit up and take notice. I began to read long before I attempted to write anything, but I think the two definitely go hand in hand.
What was the first book you can remember reading? – I don’t remember the exact book, but it was no doubt written by Enid Blyton! I loved all of her books, especially the adventures of the Famous Five and the Secret Seven. I still love reading about a cast of characters over a series of books, and Blyton’s stories were probably where that began.
What is your favourite thing about being a writer? – Honestly, it’s a dream come true. It was something I never really expected to happen though. It still feels a little unreal. There are lots of great things about being a writer – being able to read a huge range of books and loosely call it ‘research’ for one! I’ve met some wonderful people through my work and been introduced to books I would probably never have read otherwise. I have a son and other family commitments, and being able to work around school holidays, appointments and so on is a huge help. I know I can catch up in the evening if I need to take some time out of my working day, which is a real blessing.
Do you have a favourite thing to do when you are writing? – I usually have a cup of tea to hand, though I’m always trying to drink more water! I like to have a rough daily word count and keeping a track of my progress on a book seems to help keep me focussed. Other than that, not really.
What advice would you give to aspiring authors? – Firstly, read as much as you can. You probably do anyway, but I think it definitely helps. I also spent a long time dreaming about becoming a writer without doing much writing at all. If you have an idea and characters you believe in, keep at it. If you only write a hundred words a day but keep going, eventually you’ll have a first draft, and then you can really get to work.