Your Word Or Mine

Your Word Or Mine

A tense, twisty and gripping new crime thriller. Who will you believe?


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When fifteen-year-old Anabelle King was assaulted on her way home, she thought she had done everything right. But a vital piece of evidence meant that the jury let her attacker go.

Eighteen years later, Anabelle King is now Ava Knight, a successful barrister who always follows the rules. But that all changes when, one day at court, she reads a familiar name in the file: Michael Osborne. But this time he is the victim of an attack, and in the dock is a young girl: Lily Hawthorne, who pleads guilty without hesitation.

Ava is sure that Lily's plea is not the truth. She knows this man is not innocent. But as she gets more entangled in the case, how much will she have to risk to uncover the truth?

Praise for Lia Middleton

'A stand-out psychological thriller' Ashley Audrain, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Push
'Superb. Assured, elegant and utterly gripping' Will Dean, author of The Last Thing to Burn
'Brilliantly written ... I'll be recommending it to everyone I know' Sarah Pearse, author of The Sanatorium
'Couldn't put it down' Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet

Readers LOVE Lia Middleton...

This book was one I was excited to read and it didn't disappoint . . . the story was excellent' 5***** READER REVIEW
'As clever and compelling as it is gripping' 5***** READER REVIEW
'Nail-biting suspense throughout' 5***** READER REVIEW

© Lia Middleton 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022


  • Lia Middleton is a great writer. I loved Your Word Or Mine: a thoughtful exploration of the effect a historic crime has on a family, with several huge and elegant twists
    Gillian McCallister, Sunday Times bestselling author of That Night

About the author

Lia Middleton

Lia Middleton is a barrister who specialises in crime and prison law, and lives with her husband and two young children in Buckinghamshire. You can find her on Twitter @liamiddlet0n and on Instagram @liamiddletonauthor. When They Find Her is her first novel.
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