#BLOGTOUR | The Running Lie – Jennifer Young @maxfalkland @damppebbles #TheRunningLie #CinnamonPress #damppebblesblogtours #amreading #bookblogger

Hi everyone!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for The Running Lie by Jennifer Young.

Jennifer Young will be holding an online launch party at 6pm on 13th of May on Zoom.

Published in paperback and digital formats by Cinnamon Press on 22nd April 2020.

In Cold Crash, when Archaeologist Max Falkland, the Anglo-American daughter of a British peer, meets American John Knox in London in April 1952, her already troubled life takes on mystery. As the Cold War thriller progresses, Max finds herself in increasing danger, but three weeks after the events of Cold Crash, the point at which The Running Lie begins, Max has found an archaeological dig in London and John Knox has entered her life. But even now, can he be trusted? Max encounters both skulls and sexism on the dig site at the bombed out shell of St. Bride’s Church in London. A family request sends her to the Berlin International Film Festival, away from the dig and her growing relationship with John Knox. But after she sees John in Berlin with another woman, Max forces him to confess he is an American spy. When his current case collides with her family life, Max has to find a way to navigate layers of lies. As fireworks explode for the Fourth of July party, Max must make a dangerous choice if she wants to save both John and her family. The Running Lie is a page-turning Cold War spy thriller that reboots old school cloak and dagger Max Falkland is the James Bond of the 21st Century.

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This is the first spy thriller I have read in a while and what a fun ride it was. I really enjoyed the way Jennifer Young wrote this. I felt pulled back in time to the Cold War, and wrapped up in the lies and twists.

This was a perfectly paced spy thriller that kept me on the edge of my seat. I really enjoyed the way the pieces came together. And Max Falkland was an awesome main character.

Overall, I enjoyed The Running Lie and I look forward to reading more from Jennifer Young.



*I received a free copy of this book from Damppebbles Blog Tours in exchange for an honest review on the blog tour. All opinions are my own and unbiased.*

Jennifer Young was born in a small textile town in North Carolina, USA, and moved to the UK in 2001. She has since completed a PhD, become the daughter-in-law of a Catholic priest, and gained British citizenship. Her degrees are from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Cardiff University and the University of Southampton. She is the Head of Writing and Journalism at the University of Falmouth. Jennifer lives in Cornwall with her daughter.

Her novel Cold Crash won the Cinnamon Press Debut Novel Prize.

Follow Jennifer at www.maxfalkland.com or on Twitter @maxfalkland.


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