Little Liar

Little Liar : From No. 1 bestselling author of The Guilty One

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Richard and Judy and international bestselling author of The Guilty One returns with a nail-biting ride of 'he said/she said' between a teacher and his pupil. For fans of Anatomy of a Scandal and TVs Cheat and The Victim.

'Thought-provoking' Woman & Home

'This tense psychological thriller focuses relentlessly on the way its characters cope as stress piles up and the mess deepens' The Sunday Times

'Dark, intelligent, suspenseful' bestselling author Saskia Sarginson

'A tense and moving story that I will remember for a long time' bestselling author Rachel Abbott

'I raced through Little Liar. A compelling, emotional read' bestselling author Jenny Quintana

'Thought-provoking and clever' bestselling author Gilly Macmillan

'Tense, unsettling' Morning Star

The accused

While Nick Dean is enjoying an evening at home with his family, he is blissfully unaware that one of his pupils has just placed an allegation of abuse against him - and that Nick's imminent arrest will see the start of everything he knows and loves disintegrating around him.

Because, mud sticks, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty.

The accuser

When Angela Furness decides that enough is enough - she hates her parents, hates her friends and, most of all, despises what has recently happened at school - she does the only thing she knows will get her attention: calls the police. But Angela is unaware that the shocking story she is about to tell will see her life begin to topple.

Because, once you've said what you've said, there's no way back, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty.

In a gripping tale of two families torn apart by one catastrophic betrayal, Little Liar illustrates the fine line between guilt and innocence, and shows that everyone has their secrets, even those we ought to trust the most...

Praise for Lisa Ballantyne:

'One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year' Richard and Judy

'Thought-provoking, brave and challenging, this book is an unsettling and compulsive read' Rosamund Lupton

'A page-turner with real emotional depth' Daily Express

'Moving, insightful' Guardian

'Grips like a vice' Daily Mail

'Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling' Lee Child

'I couldn't get this book out of my head. It kept me up all night and guessing the whole way through. I loved it' Jenny Colgan

'An outstanding work of fiction' Daily Record

'Tense, unsettling' Morning Star
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 157 x 234 x 27mm | 470g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0349419914
  • 9780349419916
  • 103,421

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Tense, unsettling * Morning Star * I raced through Little Liar in a couple of sittings - a compelling and emotional read with convincing characters that stayed in my head. Lisa Ballantyne deals with a difficult and controversial subject in a sensitive and thoughtful way -- Bestselling author Jenny Quintana Thought-provoking and clever -- New York Times bestselling author Gilly Macmillan A tense and moving story that I will remember for a long time -- Bestselling author Rachel Abbott This tense psychological thriller focuses relentlessly on the way its characters cope as stress piles up and the mess deepens. Grimly believable * The Sunday Times * Dark, intelligent, suspenseful -- Bestselling author Saskia Sarginson Thought-provoking * Woman & Home *
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About Lisa Ballantyne

Lisa Ballantyne is the author of the Edgar Award-nominated The Guilty One which was translated into nearly thirty languages. Her second novel, Redemption Road, was a USA Today Bestseller. Originally from Armadale, in Scotland, she now lives in Glasgow.
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3 18% (174)
2 4% (42)
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