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The Lies You Told

The Lies You Told

Shocking, dark, addictive – THE LIES YOU TOLD is the compulsive new thriller from Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of BLOOD ORANGE.

Can you tell the truth from the lies?

Sadie loves her daughter and will do anything to keep her safe.

She can’t tell her why they had to leave home so quickly – or why Robin’s father won’t be coming with them to London.

She can’t tell her why she hates being back in her dead mother’s house, with its ivy-covered walls and its poisonous memories.

And she can’t tell her the truth about the school Robin’s set to start at – a school that doesn’t welcome newcomers.
Sadie just wants to get their lives back on track.

But even lies with the best intentions can have deadly consequences…

‘I read The Lies You Told in two days, barely able to turn the pages fast enough. It’s spare and taut, the sense of wrongness building in chilling, skilfully written layers, with a jaw dropping last line twist’ Lisa Jewell, #1 bestselling author

‘I adored Blood Orange and therefore could not wait to get my hands on The Lies You Told. It is a triumphant encore, every bit as intriguing, well-written and addictive as its predecessor’ Sara Collins, award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton

‘An absolute page turner with a twist you’ll read twice because you can’t believe you missed it’ John Marrs, author of What Lies Between Us

‘Totally addictive – I was gripped’ Sophie Hannah, author of Haven’t They Grown

‘A twisty page-turner from the author of Blood OrangeSarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes

‘A gripping and intelligent thriller’ Stylist – round-up of must-read books this summer
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

On Sale: 23rd July 2020

Price: £12.99

ISBN-13: 9781472252814

Reviews

[Harriet Tyce's] intricate world-building has the ability to transplant you into the court room, laying bare the detail with cinematic narrative and gentle tension building.
Magic Radio Book Club
The Lies You Told is exciting and involving, and has a good twist at the end that readers will enjoy.
Mystery People
I read Blood Orange and loved it but this was definitely my favourite of the two
Woman's Way
A breathless read - with a shocker of an ending!
Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
A clever, immersive read. Harriet's writing is beautifully lucid and I found the story really compelling, giving access to the complexities of motherhood as well as the dangers Sadie faces
Kate Rhodes, author of Burnt Island
A gripping and intelligent thriller
Stylist
A twisty page-turner from the author of Blood Orange
Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes
An absolute page turner with a twist you'll read twice because you can't believe you missed it
John Marrs, author of What Lies Between Us
An insightful look at the realities of motherhood and work, and competitive parenting, The Lies You Told is gratifyingly sinister.
The Observer
As an examination of social mores in the richer areas of north London, this is an effective and entertaining novel. But it is also an alarming study of emotional violence and the perennial conflict between daughters and their mothers.
Literary Review
Every bit as addictive and suspenseful as Tyce's 2019 debut, The Lies You Told is a gripping psychological thriller about friends, enemies and what happens when you unwittingly invite a threat into your life
Natalie Xenos, Culturefly
Every bit as intriguing, well-written and addictive as its predecessor
Sara Collins, award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton
I read The Lies You Told in two days, barely able to turn the pages fast enough. It's spare and taut, the sense of wrongness building in chilling, skilfully written layers, with a jaw dropping last line twist.
Lisa Jewell, author of The Family Upstairs
The perfect beachside thriller
Lisa Howells, Crime Monthly
The perfect sunlounger read
Heat
Totally addictive - I was gripped
Sophie Hannah, author of Haven’t They Grown
We were completely gripped from the first page by this brilliant psychological thriller.
Closer
With The Lies You Told, Harriet Tyce proves the success of Blood Orange was no one-off. An extremely well-written and unsettling novel, it tells the story of Sadie and her daughter Robin, and their struggles to establish themselves in the law courts and schoolyard respectively. A slow-burning mystery, full of intrigue and menace, it creeps up on you until that final explosive twist. A great read.
Alex Michaelides
With lots of twists and turns, this thriller is impossible to put down
Independent