Your Word Or Mine

Your Word Or Mine

A shockingly twisty, gripping psychological thriller


What lies would you tell to uncover the truth? . . . THE UNPUTDOWNABLE NEW THRILLER PERFECT FOR FANS OF ANATOMY OF A SCANDAL

'Enough twists to give you whiplash. This is a clever, shocking read' CLARE MACKINTOSH
'Tense, jaw-dropping, clever' CLAIRE DOUGLAS
'Keeps you guessing from start to finish' JANE FALLON
'I loved it. Huge twists' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

Prosecutor Ava Knight always plays by the rules.

Until she meets fifteen-year-old Lily Hawthorne, accused of stabbing hotel magnate Michael Osborne in cold blood.

It should be an open-and-shut case. But Ava suspects something everyone else does not:

Because eighteen years ago, Ava was brutally assaulted. The case went to trial. Her attacker was acquitted.

His name? Michael Osborne.

Now, court is in session.

And Ava must decide how far she's willing to go to uncover the truth . . .

'Just when you think you have it figured out, another bombshell of a twist drops' SAMANTHA DOWNING, author of MY LOVELY WIFE

Readers LOVE Your Word Or Mine

'A genuine twist that left me open mouthed as I turned the last page' 5* Reader Review
'The author does it again. Full of twists, fast-paced . . . I was hooked' 5* Reader Review
'Tense and emotional, characters so real they almost step off the page . . . one of the most pacy thrillers I've read in a while' 5* Reader Review
'Wow! What a book! This had me holding my breath' 5* Reader Review
'Fast paced, suspenseful, scarily believable' 5* Reader Review
'Shocking, clever and unpredictable' 5* Reader Review

Praise for Lia Middleton

'Brilliantly written . . . I'll be recommending it to everyone I know' Sarah Pearse, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Sanatorium
'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
'Couldn't put it down' Catherine Cooper, Sunday Times bestselling author of The Chalet


  • Enough twists to give you whiplash. This is a clever, shocking read
    Clare Mackintosh, bestselling author of The Last Party

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. She is the author of When They Find Her and Your Word or Mine.
Learn More

More from this Author

Sign up to the Penguin Newsletter

For the latest books, recommendations, author interviews and more