The Lie of You (Paperback)Jane Lythell (author)
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One woman's fear is another woman's weapon...
To the outside world, Kathy is the very picture of a happy and fulfilled modern woman. She has a beautiful baby boy, a clever, handsome husband and a glamorous, high-powered job. But not everybody is fooled.
Her colleague, Heja, knows the truth: the cracks in Kathy's marriage, her anxieties about motherhood, and her fear of failure at work. Heja is perfectly placed to destroy Kathy's life. And if she succeeds, she can claim the one thing she wants most...
This chilling psychological thriller about obsession, jealousy, and betrayal was recently made into the movie A Working Mom's Nightmare, now available on Lifetime and Sky TV.
REVIEWS FOR THE LIE OF YOU:
'A very credible portrait of obsession to the point of madness ... A clever, involving first novel' Literary Review.
'Fascinating ... Clever ... The author's real skill is her ability to invent memorable original characters. A thrilling read' Daily Mail.
'Pumps up suspense like Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl ... Delivered in a sharp, pragmatic style that is gripping and readable, but behind the adventure the plot hints at bigger, more complex questions about our society' Scotsman.
'A clever psychological thriller ... Lythell has a flair for leading the reader into assumptions then pulling away the foundations' Daily Express.
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 218 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
'Fascinating ... clever ... the author's real skill is her ability to invent memorable original characters. A thrilling read' * Daily Mail *
'Pumps up suspense like Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl ... delivered in a sharp, pragmatic style that is gripping and readable, but behind the adventure the plot hints at bigger, more complex questions about our society' * The Scotsman *
'A clever psychological thriller ... Lythell has a flair for leading the reader into assumptions then pulling away the foundations' * Daily Express *
'Great writing and interesting female characters make this an entertaining thriller about rivalry, will and desperation' * Diva *
'I could feel the tension radiating from the pages and I found it impossible to put down ... so well written, absolutely fascinating' * Reading in the Sunshine *
'It's a surprise to learn that Jane Lythell is a debut novelist, since her measured pace as she builds up the increasing trepidation is very assured and relentless ... Gripping' * Diplomat *
'Brilliantly intense and compelling, exciting and unputdownable!' * Victoria Loves Books *
'Secrets, lies and assumptions all blend together to create page-turning momentum' * We Love This Book. *
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