• [A] superb, timely novel of the First World War

    John Sutherland, The Times
  • Helen Dunmore ... is a poet as well as a novelist, who is celebrated for her delicate language and acute observations. The Lie is no exception. This really is an expert novel.

    Sunday Times
  • The bar for book of the year is set sky high by this heart wrenching tale. Daniel has survived the WWI trenches, but returns to Cornwall to find his family gone and home lost. He moves in with a childhood friend, but gets caught up in a lie that has terrible consequences. Tender, touching and totally absorbing.

    Sunday Mirror
  • Never striking a false note, The Lie is one of those rare and arresting novels that make you think and feel with greater lucidity.

    Daily Telegraph
  • The Lie is a tale of memory and loss delivered with quiet aplomb by one of our classiest writers ... Dunmore captures the emotional torment of her hero with tenderness and skill.

    Mail on Sunday

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