Hilary Boyd

The Lie
  • The Lie

  • **Pre-order now - the stunning brand-new novel from the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park**

    The closer the couple, the bigger the lie . . .

    Romy and Michael have it all. Over 30 years of marriage, two grown-up sons, a beautiful London home as well as a weekend bolthole by the sea. If Romy's had to sacrifice some of her dreams along the way to support Michael's high-flying legal career, then it's been a price worth paying.

    Until the arrival of a letter changes everything.

    At first Romy can't believe what it is saying. That Michael - an upholder of the law, with an unwavering sense of right and wrong - could do something so terrible.

    But then other lies start to emerge and she starts to wonder who the man she's shared her heart, her bed, the best years of her life with, really is.

    Walking away should be the start of a new chapter for Romy.

    But an urgent telephone call brings her back into Michael's life - and propels her into the past and the allegations which ended their marriage.

    Innocent or guilty? Truth or lie? How well can you ever know those closest to you?

    Praise for Hilary Boyd

    'Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes' Daily Mail

    'Poignant, well observed and wonderfully written, this is a bit of a heart-string puller' Closer

    'I was ripping through this book . . . addictive' Evening Standard

RELEASED 09/07/2020

Hilary Boyd was a nurse, marriage counsellor and ran a small cancer charity before becoming an author. She has written eight books, including Thursdays in the Park, her debut novel which sold over half a million copies and was an international bestseller. The film rights have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.