'A BRILLIANT TWIST' Sunday Express
Lies Like Love is the haunting and heart-breaking new novel from Louisa Reid, critically acclaimed author of Black Heart Blue.
'There were a few problems . . . bullying . . . a fire . . .'
'I think she's verging on psychosis . . . now she's lashing out.'
'She's got no one else to fight for her.'
Sixteen year-old Audrey just wants to be normal.
She's trying to fit in.
But what happens when the person closest to you suffocates you with their love?
What happens then?
Praise for Louisa Reid:
'Absolutely wonderful' Guardian
'Emotive, sometimes shocking story' Sunday Times
'A moving, gripping story' Sun
'[Lies Like Love] . . . chillingly unravels a dysfunctional relationship that threatens to destroy the love it feeds on. Reid evokes the uncertainty and joy of teenage romance with all its passion and pain and brilliantly controls the increasingly disturbing truth . . .' Daily Mail
'Heartbreaking . . . Demands to be read all at once, but will stay with you long after' Teri Terry, author of the Slated trilogy
'Stunning, shocking, sad and incredibly touching . . . You will read it in one sitting then want to share the book with someone else' LoveReading
'We read this in one sitting.' Teen Now *****
'The debut author of 2012 to watch' Film vs Book
About the author:
Louisa Reid is married with two young daughters and currently teaches English in a girls' school in Cambridge. She is originally from Cheshire, studied English at Oxford and has lived in London and Zurich. Her pupils are definitely not the inspiration for her characters in her novels but witnessing their passion for great fiction inspired her to write for young adults.
You've no idea what it's like having a freak for a sister.
Born first, prettier, Hephzi's always been the more popular one.
When he was busy with his bottle we were usually safe. Usually.
Her specialist subject was misery and lessons of painful silence . . .
Hephzibah and Rebecca are twins.
One beautiful, one disfigured.
Trapped with their loveless parents, they dream of a normal life.But when one twin tragically dies, the other must find a way to escape. Because if she doesn't, she'll end up like her sister .
'They tried to make me go to my sister's funeral today. In the end I'd had to give in ... I'd been walking in her shadow for sixteen years and I liked its cool darkness. It was a good place to hide.'
How would you feel if your twin sister died suddenly? Particularly if she was the beautiful one and you were horribly disfigured.
And how would it feel to be alone now if you and your sister were the only ones to know the truth about what takes place behind closed doors at home?
And what would you do if it was your parents who brought danger and terror into your life? Would you dare reveal how your sister died?
And would you be brave enough to find an escape of your own?
Black Heart Blue is a powerful novel about the domestic horrors that can unfold within a small community - and one girl's quest to stand up for the truth.
Louisa Reid is 35 years old, married with two young daughters and currently teaches English in a girls' school in Cambridge. She is originally from Cheshire, studied English at Oxford and has lived in London and Zurich. Her pupils are definitely not the inspiration for her characters in her novels but witnessing their passion for great fiction inspired her to write for young adults.