The Lies You Told (Paperback)
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The Lies You Told (Paperback)

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Published: 01/04/2021
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Waterstones Says

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
ISBN: 9781472252791
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 272 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

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, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

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

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

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

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

A twisty page-turner from the author of Blood Orange - Sarah Pinborough, author of Behind Her Eyes

A gripping and intelligent thriller - Stylist

With lots of twists and turns, this thriller is impossible to put down - Independent

[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 perfect beachside thriller - Crime Monthly

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 - Culturefly

The perfect sunlounger read - Heat

We were completely gripped from the first page by this brilliant psychological thriller. - Closer

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

I read Blood Orange and loved it but this was definitely my favourite of the two - Woman's Way

The Lies You Told is exciting and involving, and has a good twist at the end that readers will enjoy. - Mystery People

A cleverly plotted story of revenge - i paper

If you loved Blood Orange you'll adore this unnervingly realistic portrayal of a parental nightmare come true. - 17 Degrees Magazine

The perfect beachside thriller - Lisa Howells, Crime Monthly

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

I read Blood Orange and loved it but this was definitely my favourite of the two. - Woman's Way

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Linda Hepworth

“A gripping, tightly-plotted psychological thriller.”

With its multiple strands, its constant twists and turns and its excellent characterisations, I found this a compelling, disturbing and, for the most part, convincing story. I admired the way in which the author... More

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TripFiction

“Slow burning thriller set in LONDON”

Sadie’s marriage has just hit the rocks in New York, so she drops everything and takes her young daughter Robin back to London. There they move into Sadie’s mother’s house – Lydia was a woman who had a very sharp and... More

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kendrafortune

“So good!”

I really enjoyed this thriller which had several interlaced plot strands - a group of pushy mothers at a private school, a he said, she said sexual abuse trial, and a wife whose husband has cruelly pushed her away... More

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