We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

Anna knows what lies look like. She can see untruths spill from heads and turn the air bright orange. Only her sister knows about Anna’s synaesthesia and how she can read a person’s emotions – even when they’re trying to hide them.

When she gets a job as a Mother’s Help to a family whose niece, Lily, is missing, Anna is given the lost girl’s room and the mystery around Lily begins to haunt her.

As rumours and gossip surround the family, Anna becomes increasingly obsessed with the missing girl. But the more she learns, the fewer people she dares trust and the one the fingers are pointing at, is the one person Anna knows to be innocent. She can see his colours. She just has to find a way to prove it…

Lies colour the air orange, guilt changes it to brown, then violence turns it black.

Read by Helen Keeley
(p) Orion Publishing Group 2018