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  • The Lies You Told

  • By: Harriet Tyce
  • Narrated by: Sarah Durham
  • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
  • 4.1 out of 5 stars (87 ratings)

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The Lies You Told

By: Harriet Tyce
Narrated by: Sarah Durham
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Publisher's summary

From the acclaimed author of Blood Orange, a dark new psychological thriller about the perfect mother, the perfect wife, the perfect family - and the perfect murder.

In the playground it's the law of the jungle

But at the school gate, there are no rules at all....

When Sadie Roper moves back to London, she's determined to pick up the pieces of her shattered life. First, she needs to get her daughter settled into a new school - one of the most exclusive in the city. Next, she's going to get back the high-flying criminal barrister career she sacrificed for marriage 10 years earlier. But nothing goes quite as planned. The school is not very welcoming newcomers, her daughter hasn't made any friends yet and the other mothers are as fiercely competitive as their children. Sadie immediately finds herself on the outside as she navigates the fraught politics of the school gate.

But the tide starts to turn as Sadie begins to work on a scandalous, high-profile case that's the perfect opportunity to prove herself again, even though a dangerous flirtation threatens to cloud her professional judgment. And when Liza, queen of the school moms, befriends Sadie, she draws her into the heart of the world from which she was previously excluded. Soon Sadie and her family start to thrive, but does this close new friendship prevent her from seeing the truth? Sadie may be keeping her friends close, but what she doesn't know is that her enemies are closer still....

Dark, addictive and compelling, The Lies You Told is a compulsive psychological thriller from a master storyteller.

"An extremely well-written and unsettling novel...Full of intrigue and menace, it creeps up on you until that final explosive twist. A great read." (Alex Michaelides, number one New York Times author of The Silent Patient)

"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, skillfully written layers, with a jaw dropping last-line twist." (Lisa Jewell, New York Times best-selling author of The Family Upstairs)

©2020 Harriet Tyce (P)2020 Grand Central Publishing

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So close to being a really good book

Some reviewers said there were too many storylines and too many characters to keep up with .I enjoyed that part of the book, but... there were so many times in the book that I wondered if someone was dreaming or just imagining, but never got the answer. Also, there were so few likable characters that it would be hard for me to give it more than 3.5 or 4 tops.

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