This is thriller writing at its best: prose that's startling in its pace and clarity, characters who come to life immediately and the bonus of knowing that all the forensic details are entirely accurate.
A throat-clutcher from page one. Everyone Lies
is a pulse pounding thriller, which weaves expertly between evil on the streets and the dark side of police department politics. A. D. Garrett has done for Manchester what The Wire
did for Baltimore. And our central characters, Simms and Fennimore, are complex, compelling and just plain marvellous.
Awesome...What A. D. Garrett doesn't understand about forensic science and its applications isn't worth knowing. Ditto characterisation, plot and pace. A sterling debut.
A collaboration between a thriller writer and a forensic scientist produces a police procedural which promises well for the future of the partnership and provides a good read. - Bookbag
A marriage made in crime fiction heaven. - CrimeFictionLover
[An] outstanding collaborative debut, which balances the intricacies of forensics with the cerebral instincts of crime investigation. . . . The brisk plot never strays with its complex exploration of prostitutes and crime lords and its affecting look at Kate and Nick s complicated relationship. - Publishers Weekly
'The backstory between Fennimore and Simms is tantalizingly glossed over, adding tension to the story, as readers attempt to work out the tension between the characters. This gritty British thriller will appeal to fans of Ken Bruen and Val McDermid. - Booklist
The pseudonymous pair who write as Garrett skillfully weave just enough of the crime-solving partners past and hints about a more hopeful future to add even more suspense to the fast-paced plot. - Kirkus Reviews