Tissue of Lies by Carole Parkes

Tissue of Lies by Carole Parkes

Tissue of Lies

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Julie Simpson always suspected the dear couple who’d raised her were not her real parents. To her horror, she discovers her fears are well founded and, even worse, this couple must have taken part in her abduction when she was just a baby.

Julie longs to learn the truth, but she’s reluctant to start anything which might result in her mum and dad being prosecuted. She wants to protect them but, ultimately, the need to know the truth wins. Seeking out her real parents, she forms a secret relationship with them but, owing to the necessity to safeguard her mum and dad, it’s a relationship formed on lies.

Julie’s husband, John, in on the secret, fears there’s something odd about her new-found parents, particularly her birth mother Jeanette who strikes him as being insincere. Yet, how can he doubt her when mother and daughter look so alike? As the relationship deepens, John soon forgets his initial fears.

Perhaps he would have been wiser to heed his instincts, for all is not as it seems. There is something odd about Jeanette. Her devoted husband Arthur notices her changing, yet even he is totally ignorant of the conniving lengths she’s prepared to go to wreak her revenge. Surprisingly, her revenge is not meant for her daughter’s abductors. There is another, even older score that she wishes to settle.

It’s a tale of lies, deceit, greed, revenge and much more. A perfect example of when an emotional family drama can turn into a psychological thriller. You won’t be disappointed!

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About the Author

Carole ParkesI was born in Liverpool, England, in 1945, the same year World War 11 ended. Looking back over the seventy years I’ve lived so far, I’ve had a happy life. That doesn’t mean it’s been problem free. On the contrary, my family and I have had our problems, but we overcame them together and came out wiser and stronger. Being an optimist helps.

My husband of fifty years calls me a butterfly! I do flit from hobby to hobby, sometimes enjoying a few all in one day. Although I’ve indulged in tracing my family tree, poetry, painting, dressmaking, cross-stitch, patchwork quilts, and all types of other needlework skills, my enduring passion has been for writing.

I wrote my first story when my little boy wanted a bike for Christmas one year, and it was out of the question for us to give him one at the time. Looking at the knitted toys his grandmother always made for him, I devised a story whereby each of his knitted toys had a specific magic power. In the tale, the previously ridiculed knitted toys became more favourable to his friends than their own bikes, and they all wanted magic, knitted toys too. I ended up splitting the story up and making it into a series. I’ve never published those, but started writing regularly then. My son looked at his knitted toys with a new respect after I’d read him the stories.

‘Tissue of Lies’ is my first self published book. My second published book is co-authored with another author I met Online by chance. I’d written a short story about a murder victim and put it on my website. Doug Lafuze saw it and was inspired to write the same story from the killers angle. I liked it and suggested we write a book together based on what we’d already written. Only eight weeks later we had the first draft of our book. This was no mean feat considering Doug lives in Nebraska, USA, and I live in Lancashire, England. It took another eight months and many edits and improvements before we had our polished book, ‘Your Last Breath’. It was a wonderful experience working with another author and bouncing ideas around. I would recommend it.

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I normally read non fiction, history mostly, but I’ve been trying to broaden my horizons lately. I liked the book description and the reviews I read were all positive so I gave it a read. I’m so glad I did! It’s a well written and thought out book. It drew me right into Julie’s plight and kept me hooked all the way through to the end! One of the reviews I read suggested it would be a great made for TV movie and I highly agree! It shows how one little lie, no matter how innocent, how well intentioned, can go on to affect so many people’s lives!


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I got into this thriller almost immediately, and in fact, made myself late for work several days in a row because I simply could not out it down. Tissue of Lies is an extremely well-written psychological thriller that follows a housewife, Julie, who searches for her birth parents. To protect her beloved adoptive parents, she creates a “Tissue of Lies” and proceeds to live a double life. She is blissfully unaware that she is setting herself and everyone she loves up in a dangerous scheme. I hope this book gets made into a Lifetime movie.

Easy to read and with a rollercoaster-like plot with many twists and turns, I would definitely recommend this and I am looking forward to Parkes’ next novel.



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