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  • Location: Ayr, Troon

A Suitable Lie

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2000s: They say it all changes after marriage and not always for the best….

  • ISBN: 978-1910633496
  • Genre: Psychological, Thriller

What you need to know before your trail

Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child, after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she’s his perfect match… And she loves his son, too. When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. He ignores it; a dangerous mistake that could cost him everything

Travel Guide

A journey to Ayr

Ayr Beach – From this one beach, there are stunning views of Ailsa Craig, the Isle of Arran and on a clear day – Pladda.

The Marine Highland Hotel – “After a wedding meal for friends of mine at the Marine Highland Hotel in Troon , Anna and I went for a walk.”

High Street – The main street in the town where the shops are and where the Royal Bank of Scotland is where Anna works.

Don’t forget about the women in Ayr – “My mother was one of those women that Scotland seemed to excel in. Woman who face life’s downpours with a raincoat of stoicism and an umbrealla fashioned from humour”

Isle of Arran as a backdrop – “”The late August sun painted  the scant clouds above Goatfell a deep crimson”

Streetview Maps

A) Ayr - Ayr Beach
C) Ayr - Troon beach

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer

This was a really emotional read on so many levels. The subject matter of domestic abuse is never easy to read about but this was particularly uncomfortable for me on many levels. There are scenes of violence as you might expect but not in the way you think and certainly they’re not used for gratuitous reasons which is what makes them even more disturbing.

This is a detailed slide into a domestic abuse and a bullying relationship where slowly but surely things escalate and get so much worse than you can ever imagine. I think it was an admirable book to write as you don’t read about this turn of events – woman against man – too often and it’s a very real and serious situation that is even often ridiculed in the media. Men should be men etc. Well, women should be women and everybody should just be a little bit more respectful to each other, Hitting someone else, controlling them, abusing them is not acceptable ever. Don’t care who or what you are. People think it’s often weak people affected or those who won’t fight back. They forget the mental abuse and the gradual wearing down that takes place. This novel is an insight into a horrific but often taboo situation that needs to be read by many.

Booktrail Boarding Pass Information: A Suitable Lie

Author/Guide: Michael J Malone Destination: Ayr, Troon Departure Time: 2000s

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