Shocking, dark, addictive - LIES YOU TOLD is the compulsive new psychological thriller from Harriet Tyce, author of BLOOD ORANGE. Perfect for fans of APPLE TREE YARD, BIG LITTLE LIES, and ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL
Shocking, dark, addictive - THE LIES YOU TOLD is the compulsive new thriller from Harriet Tyce, bestselling author of BLOOD ORANGE.
Can you tell the truth from the lies?
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...
'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, #1 bestselling author
'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
'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
'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 - round-up of must-read books this summer
Fans of Apple Tree Yard and The Girl on the Train will love the atmosphere of clenched ambiguity Tyce sustains so well. - Guardian
Harriet Tyce brings a new layer of visceral, addictive dark to domestic noir . . . At once shocking and riveting, I simply couldn't stop reading. Bravo - Behind Her Eyes
A classy thriller with complex and compelling characters - I See You
Combines sharp spare prose with a gloriously twisted plot - I read this in one heart-pounding, furiously angry sitting - Little Deaths
Blood Orange is destined to be the debut that everyone is talking about in 2019. Dark, original and utterly compelling, I could not put it down. And what a twist at the end! - Then She Was Gone
This thriller breathes new life into the domestic noir genre and grips until the final page - Daily Express
Blood Orange is glittering and fierce and resolutely unsentimental, a glorious bonfire of a marriage thriller - Irish Times
Complex and menacing, this is a very impressive debut - Observer
Harriet Tyce grew up in Edinburgh and studied English at Oxford University before doing a law conversion course at City University. She practised as a criminal barrister in London for nearly a decade, and recently completed an MA in Creative Writing - Crime Fiction at the University of East Anglia. She lives in north London. Her first novel, Blood Orange, published in 2019 to huge critical acclaim and her latest novel, The Lies You Told, published in summer 2020.