Saturday, 4 July 2020

Character Profile: Introducing Conrad Gillmare from All My Lies are True

Over the years I have read all of Dorothy Koomson's books but one of my all time favourites is The Ice Cream Girls so you can imagine how happy I was when I heard that there was finally going to be a sequel. Today it's my pleasure to welcome Dorothy to the blog as part of the special blog tour for All My Lies are True, out next week, which is introducing readers to some of the characters we will meet in the book.

As you may know, All My Lies Are True is the sequel to my bestselling novel, The Ice Cream Girls. The Ice Cream Girls is the tale of Serena and Poppy, two women who had an affair with their teacher, Marcus, as teenagers. When Marcus is murdered, both of them are publicly labelled The Ice Cream Girls and are put on trial for the crime. While Poppy goes to jail, Serena walks away free. Twenty years later, Poppy is released from prison, determined to get revenge on Serena. Serena has spent the last twenty years terrified of her husband and children finding out about her past, so she is determined to keep her secret. 

All My Lies Are True is set ten years after the events of The Ice Cream Girls. All the characters have moved on and Serena’s children have grown up, but a new, unexpected threat is now hanging over all their lives. During this special All My Lies Are True tour, you will get a brief rundown of the main characters from both books and find out where this new story takes them.

Conrad Gillmare

In All My Lies Are True Conrad is seventeen and about to sit his A-levels. He has been especially close to his sister, Verity, since their parents’ marriage troubles in The Ice Cream Girls, and is upset now that she seems to have pulled away from him. He is funny, doesn’t take too many things seriously and is a bit silly in a non-goofy way. He is confused and upset with what has been unfolding around him, especially when his sister is arrested for a serious crime . . . 

Illustrator Derren Toussaint

Tomorrow go to From First Page to Last (@JanetEmson) to find out about Poppy Carlisle, the other Ice Cream Girl.

Verity is telling lies...
And that's why she's about to be arrested for attempted murder.

Serena has been lying for years. . .
And that may have driven her daughter, Verity, to do something unthinkable...

Poppy's lies have come back to haunt her . . .
So will her quest for the truth hurt everyone she loves?

Everyone lies.
But whose lies are going to end in tragedy?

All My Lies Are True by Dorothy Koomson is out 9th July, published by Headline, priced £12.99 in hardback

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