The first novel in Elizabeth George's genre-bending YA series, which combines her flair for mystery and suspense novels with the paranormal.
Becca King and her mother are on the run from her stepfather who has used Becca's talent for hearing 'whispers' to make a large and illegal sum of money. Now their options for safety are running out. In the town of Langley on Whidbey Island, Becca finds refuge in the home of her mother's childhood friend while her mother continues on to Canada in search of safety.
But on her first day in town Becca meets sixteen-year-old Derric Mathieson, a Ugandan orphan who was adopted at the age of ten by the town's Deputy Sheriff. Derric also has a secret that no one on Whidbey Island knows, and he and Becca form a bond that can't be broken. Becca is convinced that she's the only person who can truly help him, and just maybe Derric can convince Becca that life is too short to live on the run.
In combining her skills in crime writing with an obvious flair for the supernatural this award-winning author creates a wonderful tale. - My Weekly
Praise for Believing the Lie:
A fascinating read. - Woman
Presses all the buttons to make us hoover her stuff up. - Daily Telegraph
She's a designer of fastidious mosaics that never fail to intrigue. - Guardian
Her crime novels combine Victorian craftsmanship, psychological observation and ingenious plotting. George's celebrated attention to detail keeps the reader totally immersed. - Kate Saunders, Saga
The author writes brilliantly and has an incredible ability to set a scene and create characters you want to know more about. - Sun
Elizabeth George is the internationally bestselling author of twenty psychological suspense novels, four young adult novels, two books of non-fiction and two short-story collections. Her work has been honoured with an Anthony Award, an Agatha Award, two Edgar nominations, and both France's and Germany's first prize for crime fiction. She has taught creative writing internationally and is the recipient of an honorary doctorate in humane letters and an honorary MFA in creative writing. She lives in Seattle, Washington.