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DO YOU PROMISE NOT TO TELL?
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behaviour, the apparent delight in hurting others… sometimes Beth is scared of her, and what she could be capable of.
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without trace, and his girlfriend Clara is left desperate to discover what has happened to him.
A LIFE BUILT ON LIES
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke’s long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke’s life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can she find him before it’s too late?
‘We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Other People's Children. Tense, unsettling, and keeps you guessing till the very end’ Cara Hunter, author of R&J bestseller Close to Home
‘I devoured this in 24 hours and couldn’t put it down. The underlying sense of menace throughout had me turning the pages faster and faster’ Cass Green, bestselling author of In a Cottage, In a Wood
‘An original page turner’ Sun
‘A top class psychological thriller, smartly crafted and oozing tension’ Sunday Mirror
‘Combining all the classic ingredients of a rip-roaring psych thriller… The Lies We Told adds pace and suspense in a way that’s refreshing for even the most jaded of readers… If you want to be kept awake at night, then The Lies We Told is your insomnia buddy’ Stylist
‘A tightly woven, maze-like story full of dead endings and about-turns’ Good Housekeeping
‘A scary pageturner’ Woman & Home
‘You’ll be kept guessing with this compelling plot’ Prima
‘Deftly plotted with lovely, satisfying twists’ Emerald Street
‘Smart and compelling’ Prima
‘Tense’ Washington Post
Praise for Camilla Way:
‘A slow-burning but well-executed tale of a toxic female friendship’ Daily Mail
‘Atmospheric and tense’ Closer
‘Gripping’ Good Housekeeping
‘A brilliant balancing act that slowly builds to an explosive, twisty finish’ Sunday Mirror
‘Trust me, once you’ve finished, you’ll turn the book over and start again’ Stylist, Book Wars
‘Gripping psychological suspense’ Fiona Barton, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Widow
‘Warning: this book will leave you emotionally sucker-punched’ Stylist
‘A gripping psychological thriller’ Hello
‘An unrelenting sense of dread’ Woman & Home
‘Dark, debut novel about why you should never turn your back on a best friend’ Red Magazine
‘Way expertly explores the dark side of friendship’ Publisher’s Weekly, Starred Review
‘Compelling, dark and intense…will keep you guessing until the end’ B A Paris, No. 1 bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
About the author
Camilla Way was formerly an editor on the style magazine Arena and has written for Stylist, Elle and the Guardian. She is now a full-time writer and lives in south-east London with her partner and twin boys.
This creepy stalker thriller about secrets coming home to roost from Way (Watching Edie) highlights a queasy theme for the baby boomer set: how little control parents have over their children. A split narrative format gives a powerful sense of unfolding mystery and encroaching danger as the action alternates between past and present. In 2017, Clara Haynes's search for her boyfriend, Luke Lawson, suddenly gone from their London flat, brings her more deeply into the complex, dysfunctional dynamics of his family, especially their reticence to discuss the disappearance of his older sister, Emily, when he was a child. In flashbacks to the mid-1980s, Beth Jennings describes her increasing desperation in managing her sociopathic daughter, Hannah. Lackadaisical police involvement, both in Luke's missing person case and in their lack of oversight of Hannah, diminishes the scenario's plausibility. Despite the novel's structural flaws, Way delivers palpable tension and engages the reader though the end.