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Just WOW! Totally unputdownable. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

THE best book I've read this year. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Amazing book, her best yet!!!!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

Gave me shivers – gripping, heart-wrenching, consuming. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, Goodreads reviewer

The truth can set you free, or make you a prisoner…

Thirty years ago, Nicola Watson lived with her parents and older brother in a respectable suburb. At ten years old, she didn’t yet understand why her stomach tightened when she heard her father’s heavy tread as he returned home late at night, or why it made her brother Graham’s stammer get worse, or why one night her mother Carol woke them both, wide-eyed and whispering, and took them out of their home and into the unknown. 

Now a successful lawyer in the city, with a life poles apart from her dark beginnings, Nicola has returned home for her mother’s funeral. But as she stands in her mother’s house, remembering the woman who sacrificed everything for her children, Nicola has to confront the guilt that she feels for leaving her family behind. And the belief that she played a part in the events that led to her brother going to prison for murder.

All Carol wanted was to protect her children, but escaping her husband was only the beginning of the story. And when Nicola learns the truth of what her mother did, it will change everything she thought she knew about herself and her family.

A gripping, emotional story of family secrets, and the strength of a mother’s love in the darkest times. The next powerful read for fans of The Silent Wife, Kerry Lonsdale and Emily Bleeker.

Readers are loving The Lies We Hide!


There are not enough stars in the world to describe my love for this book! A million stars and more from me!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book was beautifully written and brought me to tears. One of the best books I’ve read this year.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This is one of those books that kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Amazing… a story so deep and heartbreaking with so many twists you won’t be able to put it down. I would give this book more stars if I could. Loved it and will be definitely recommending this to all my friends.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘You know when you find one of those books that you know you are going to love right from the first few pages? This is one of those, it’s fast paced and kept me up reading nearly all night last night, I couldn't stop! I can’t recommend it enough, it’s my favourite read this year so far.’ NetGalley Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

The Lies We Hide is a story that will take hold of you. When I wasn’t reading it, I was constantly thinking about it. … Absolutely outstanding!By the Letter Book Reviews ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘A brilliant domestic thriller! WOW!! Loved this book – almost read it straight through… The end has a twist I did not see coming!!!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This is such a moving story and one I would highly recommend. In fact, thanks to the author, I stayed awake far longer than was sensible in order to keep reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘Wow, what a book. It grabbed me from the first page and I’m gutted that I’ve finished it. I’ve loved this author’s other books, however this is definitely my favourite so far.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


‘This is one of those books that kept me on the edge of my seat from the beginning to the very end.’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book pulls at your heart. Grabs you from the very first page and doesn’t let go until the very last!’ Goodreads Reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Fiction & Literature
December 4
StoryFire Ltd

Customer Reviews

kbickster ,

Compelling and real.

I found this book to be very well written. In addition, I think the author is a master at character development. The story felt very real to me. It expressed the rawness of life. The feeling of hopelessness and the tough journey of redemption. Lastly, some lies are better buried. Some truths need never be revealed. The pain and heartache they would inflict is not worth the unburdened truth. The author brought this forth in a very masterful way. A great read that I would highly recommend.

Dylan Iskander ,

Best book from this author yet!!!

A unique and emotional story told through the eyes of several different characters. Profound revelations of the varied levels of humanity are revealed and explored in this unforgettable novel.

Mlawyer112 ,


What a wonderfully, beautifully written book. It was a real tear jerker. It had me in tears for days. This book was definitely different then her other dark hearted mystery books that she normally writes. I really thought she nailed it with this one.

This book was about a woman and her children stuck in a dark past that shaped their future and how they all overcame it. A family trying to put back the pieces that were broken such a long time ago. It was a subject that we as society should talk more about. Violence is with us all but it’s how we deal with it that makes a difference. It was very near and dear to my heart.

I want to start off by saying I normally do not read this type of book but the description had me hooked and I’m so glad it did. I finished this book in two days. I couldn’t stop reading, I was highly addicted to this book. As each chapter went on I couldn’t get enough n really felt each characters pain. It was an emotional roller coaster that I never wanted to end. The best part was all the confessions at the end. I couldn’t believe the twists. I did not see any of that coming. Wow, what a great ending to a great book.

Between the plot, characters and all the twists in this book it made it an easy and fast read. I would definitely recommend it and happily give it 5 Hearts❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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