The Liar's Girl is a sharp and modern thriller; cleverly plotted and completely immersive. Catherine Ryan Howard has delivered another sinister, sly and addictive read. Magnificently murky. -- Margaret Madden * Sunday Indepedent * In this second novel, Howard's emerging talent could not be clearer... expertly plotted, with a series of stunning twists. * Daily Mail * Dark, yes, but tender too. The Liar's Girl is tightly plotted and crackles with suspense. * Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me * Gripping. * Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner * Incredibly pacey - what lifts Catherine's work above many others in the genre is the quality of her writing and the strength of her characterization. Dublin comes alive in this slice of Irish noir. * Sinad Crowley * It's so hard to stand out in this space right now but The Liar's Girl offers a killer premise that totally delivers. A creepy, claustrophobic tale that never lets up on the tension while also managing to strike a truly tender note. * Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies * Another thrilling page-turner from a natural born storyteller. * Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies * [A] clever and intriguing tale ... All the clues were there but so ingeniously hidden that I couldn't figure it out. * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver * Absolutely fantastic. I was gripped the entire way through, can't recommend it enough... * Jenny Blackhurst, auhtor of How I Lost You * Catherine Ryan Howard is such a skilled storyteller - every setting was evocative, every hook well-placed, every twist expertly-timed. I flew through it! Astonishingly good. * Jo Spain, author of The Confession * A stand-out book... Real and sympathetic characters, a flawlessly-paced plot and a genuinely original premise. I finished it at 2:00am, my heart pounding! * Gillian McAllister, author of The Evidence Against You * Slick, smart and stylish... Really clever. * Holly Seddon, author of Try Not to Breathe * The Liar's Girl is BRILLIANT. [Catherine Ryan Howard has] outdone herself... It's even better than the Dagger-nominated Distress Signals and that's saying something! * Michelle Davies, author of the DC Maggie Neville series * The Liar's Girl is heartstoppingly brilliant - a completely convincing, expertly plotted tale. The pace is unrelenting. Catherine Ryan Howard... is an extraordinary talent. * Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series * The Liar's Girl is an incredibly compelling tale of guilt, secrecy and murder. Gripping from the start, Catherine Ryan Howard lures readers in from page one and brings every girl's worst nightmare to life. Unputdownable! * Phoebe Morgan, author of The Girl Next Door * A haunting thriller... a fast-moving, crackling good novel. * David Bell, author of The Forgotten Girl * I couldn't put it down...an excellent read. * Patricia Gibney, author of The Stolen Girls * Ryan Howard has certainly pulled off, with remarkable confidence, the notoriously difficult task of surpassing a debut novel that was met with critical acclaim and garlanded with awards. * Irish Independent * The Liar's Girl is a tightly structured, highly suspenseful follow-up to Howard's excellent CWA Dagger-nominated debut, Distress Signals. * Irish Times * Fans of crime fiction will love it... Ryan Howard is as good as the early Val McDermid. For those who are always on the lookout for a good new crime writer, look no further. * RTE * Howard hits all the right notes in this engaging second novel. -- Darina Molloy * Connaught Telegraph * The Liar's Girl is a cleverly written and intriguing tale in which the twists take the reader in different directions before the truth emerges... A creepy atmosphere, believable dialogue, and a tight plot that keeps the mystery alive right to the end. * Cork Evening Echo *
Catherine Ryan Howard's debut novel Distress Signals was published by Corvus in 2016 while she was studying English literature at Trinity College Dublin. It went on to be shortlisted for both the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger. Her second novel, The Liar's Girl, was published to critical acclaim in 2018 and was a finalist for the Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award for Best Novel 2019. That same year, Rewind was shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and was an Irish Times bestseller. She is currently based in Dublin.