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The Little Liar

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14th November 2023

Price: £24.99

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Selected: Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781405551854

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‘Moving’ Daily Mail

‘It will stay with you’ Independent

‘Profound’ Irish Examiner


A moving new novel from the beloved author of Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet in Heaven

When the Nazis invade Salonika, Greece, eleven-year-old Nico Crispi is offered a chance to save his family. He is instructed to convince his fellow Jewish residents to board trains heading towards the east, where they are promised jobs and safety. He dutifully goes to the station platform every day and reassures the passengers that the journey is safe. Only after it is too late does Nico discover that the people he loved would never return.

In The Little Liar, Nico’s story is interweaved with other individuals impacted by the occupation: his brother Sebastian, their schoolmate Fanni and the Nazi officer who radically changed their lives. As the decades pass, the consequences of what they endured come to light.

Exploring honesty, survival, revenge and devotion, The Little Liar is a timeless story about the harm we inflict with our deceits, and the power of love to redeem us.

Five-star reader reviews of The Little Liar

An amazing story about truth, war, humanity and loss’

‘Another beautiful piece of work by the author. He makes you feel like you are there, know everybody and feel every emotion

‘Within an exciting and thought-provoking story, without preaching or proselytising, the author invites us to contemplate Truth, and how it is often the first causality of war”

‘Excellent interwoven stories by a master storyteller. Meaningful insights we can use today’

‘This book nearly broke me

‘I love Mitch’s books, but this is the best of all of them

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Buzz Magazine
A beautifully written and emotionally searing book that will stay with you long after you turn the final page, it's a worthy successor to The Book Thief
Belfast Telegraph
Once again, the author has delivered a captivating read that documents themes of revenge and devotion. Definitely one where you'll need a tissue handy
Los Angeles Times
A writer with soul
Peterborough Telegraph
Many characters, both good and bad, are brought vividly to life in this moving story from a brilliant writer
starred review, Kirkus
A captivating allegory about evil, lies and forgiveness
Irish Examiner
Profound . . . Love, humour and the resilience of the human spirit shine through The Little Liar
Powerful . . . Albom has touched the lives of a lot of people he never even knew
Asian Age
There are few book stories that stay with you or rather haunt you for a long time. Celebrated award-winning author Mitch Albom's The Little Liar is honestly one such book
starred review, Booklist
Truth be told, this is Albom at his enthralling best
Cecilia Ahern
Mitch Albom sees the magical in the ordinary
Praise for Mitch Albom
Daily Mail
Moving . . . Mitch Albom´s books often capture the zeitgeist, but his new novel about the fate of Greek Jews during World War II packs a particular punch
A story whose full scope, like a distant image coming into focus through a lens, sharpens with each turn of the page. As with all Albom books, the pages turn quickly. For most, this is a book that will be read in just one or two sittings. But no matter how long it takes, it will stay with you . . . Albom has created art that can be added to the long list of movies, music, theater and books that are humanity's best hope to deliver on the words inscribed on memorials around the world: "Never Forget."
Compelling and uplifting