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Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca’s talent for hearing ‘whispers’ to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out. In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother’s childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety.

But on her first day in town Becca meets sixteen years old Derric Nyombe Matheson a Ugandan orphan who was adopted as a ten-year-old by the town’s Deputy Sheriff. Derric has a secret that no one on Whidbey Island knows. Derric and Becca form an un-severable bond. Becca is convinced that she’s the only person who can truly help him, and just maybe Derric can convince Becca that life is too short to live on the run.

Reviews

Praise for BELIEVING THE LIE: 'A fascinating read.'
<i>Woman</i>
She's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue.
<i>Guardian</i>
In combining her skills in crime writing with an obvious flair for the supernatural this award-winning author creates a wonderful tale.
<i>My Weekly</i>
Action-packed, mysterious, and somewhat creepy . . . Raising the bar when it comes to today's YA fiction.
<i>Suspense Magazine</i>
Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up.
<i>Daily Telegraph</i>
The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about.
<i>Sun</i>