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Summary

Shocking, dark, addictive - The Lies You Told is the latest compulsive thriller from Harriet Tyce, best-selling author of Blood Orange.

Sadie loves her daughter and will do anything to keep her safe.

She can't tell her why they had to leave home so quickly - or why Robin's father won't be coming with them to London.

She can't tell her why she hates being back in her dead mother's house, with its ivy-covered walls and its poisonous memories.

And she can't tell her the truth about the school Robin's set to start at - a school that doesn't welcome newcomers.

Sadie just wants to get their lives back on track.

But even lies with the best intentions can have deadly consequences....

©2020 Harriet Tyce (P)2020 Headline Publishing Group Ltd

Critic reviews

"A jaw dropping last line twist." (Lisa Jewell, number one best-selling author of The Family Upstairs)

"Impossible to put down." (Independent)

"I adored Blood Orange and therefore could not wait to get my hands on The Lies You Told. It is a triumphant encore, every bit as intriguing, well-written and addictive as its predecessor." (Sara Collins, award-winning author of The Confessions of Frannie Langton)

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Had to return

I had to return this. I did not like Blood Orange but hoped for improvement. There was none. Dreadful characters at prestigious school (am sure they can’t all be that bad). Daughter had to attend said school according to (awful) dead mother’s will. Personal email put in junk folder? Please....The tale looked set to be as convoluted as Blood Orange and I couldn’t bear to listen any more. It was quite difficult to distinguish between two of the female characters and I didn’t know who was speaking. There was also a mysterious (awful) husband lurking in America. Could not carry on reading anymore.

I won’t be tempted by any more by this author.

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So glad I ignored the bad reviews

Incredible book! Just as good as Blood Orange. Kept me so gripped. I'm so glad I wasn't put off by the negative comments. Saw a one star for being unrealistic because 'nobody eats that much Pizza'. They only had it 3 times throughout the whole book and that was split between 2 characters. Madness

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Made my runs longer

This book is so gripping that I kept running for longer just to see what was coming next.
So many twists and turns, you think you know how it’s going to end, but then something happens and leaves you second guessing.

Love love love!

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Not as good as Blood Orange

I only got this because I loved Blood Orange. Sadie, as a character, isn't a patch on Alison. The story just drags on and on. I was shouting with impatience at Sadie in some parts because she was just so weak and bloody slow. Save your credit, get something else.

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Disappointing sequel to Blood Orange.

A poor main plot alongside a predictable sideline one, this book just didn’t grab me like my previous Tyce read Blood Orange.

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Was an OK read. Nowhere as good as Blood Orange

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Addictive!!

Narrated so well story was so exciting could not stop reading/listening

An amazing story line and major plot twist

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Couldn’t put it down!

Excellent story, a constant undercurrent of something brewing kept the suspense all the way through. There was a time towards the end if they story where things didn’t stack up fully for me, but overall a listen that I couldn’t put down at all! Even did my food shop and had my eyelashes done with my earphones in 🤣🤣

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oh my goodness what a plot!

Wow wee my face couldn’t hide any emotion while reading and listening to this story. Great amazing leaves you wanting more. 5 stars

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A let down

Loved blood orange so got this hoping would be good...maybe as good..but disappointing story and all rather juvenile comes to mind...