The Lies You Told (Paperback)Harriet Tyce (author)
An addictive blend of family noir and legal cliff hanger, this taut portrayal of a parental nightmare from the author of Blood Orange probes the risks we’re willing to take to keep our loved ones safe.
Has she left her child in the care of a killer?
Sadie has moved back to London so her daughter can attend the exclusive school her domineering father has secured her a place at. It's highly sought-after and highly competitive - just like the other mothers, Sadie soon discovers.
While she's trying to get her daughter settled and navigate the fraught politics of the school gate, Sadie is also trying to reclaim a position in her old legal chambers - she used to practice as a criminal barrister. She's given the junior brief on a scandalous case involving a male teacher and his student. It's an opportunity to prove herself, but will she let a dangerous flirtation cloud her professional judgement? And will her sudden close friendship with another mother prevent her from seeing the truth - and the threat that she's inviting into her home?
Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
'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
'A breathless read - with a shocker of an ending!' - Shari Lapena
'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
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I'd not read a book by Harriet Tyce before this one, I thought it was brilliant.
A really good story, well rounded characters, some of them pretty scary!
Clever twist at the end.
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“Another bleak domestic noir destined for success”
Another dark, gripping domestic noir if you enjoy a psychological thriller. The book is based around an exclusive primary school and the supremacy of competitive mothers and the deleterious effect of their obsessions... More
“Life can be so competitive!”
Thank you to the publishers for this early review copy, I was very keen to get my hands on it after loving Harriet's debut Blood Orange so much.
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