The Lie

The Lie

The emotionally gripping family drama that will keep you hooked until the last page


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'I couldn't stop reading until the early hours. Totally gripping'
5***** Reader Review

'I just thought you should know who you're married to . . .'

Romy and Michael had it all. 30 years of marriage, two wonderful sons and a beautiful home.

Until a letter arrives containing a shocking accusation, and everything falls apart.

Fleeing to an idyllic countryside village to find time to think, Romy finds herself drawn to Finch, a handsome stranger with a tragic past. Is this a chance to start again?

But then the phone rings: Michael is in hospital. He says he needs her help . . .

From the No.1 bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park, The Lie will captivate fans of Susan Lewis, Amanda Prowse, and Ali Mercer's His Secret Family.

Readers are hooked by The Lie . . .

'Full of conflict with many twists and turns'

'A beautifully written and tense family drama'

'Totally engrossing'

'A brilliant page turner'

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

© Hilary Boyd 2020 (P) Penguin Audio 2020


  • Hilary Boyd nails family dynamics and misplaced loyalties with pin-sharp precision in an impressibly well-written tale
    Daily Express

About the author

Hilary Boyd

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 for Thursdays In The Park have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.
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