Deception

Deception

Summary

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THE GRIPPING NEW NOVEL BY THE NATION'S FAVOURITE STORYTELLER, LESLEY PEARSE

What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception?

After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally bigamously.

What does he hope to gain telling her this now, thirty years on? How can her adored dad Ralph not be her true father? And why did her mother betray her so badly?

She had accepted Sally's many faults, and her reluctance to never speak of the past. But faced with this staggering deception, Alice knows she must uncover the whole truth about her mother.

Whatever the cost.

Alice's journey into her mother's past is one of incredulity as she discovers a woman shaped by a truly traumatic childhood . . .

Praise for Lesley Pearse

'Storytelling at its very best' Daily Mail

'Gripping and suspenseful' Daily Express

'A twisting and intense read' Woman's Own

© Lesley Pearse 2022 (P) Penguin Audio 2022

Reviews

  • This is a heart-wrenching journey as dark secrets are exposed and we understand the decisions Sally was forced to make
    Candis

About the author

Lesley Pearse

International bestselling author Lesley Pearse has lived a life as rich with incidents, setbacks and joys as any found in her novels.

Resourceful, determined and willing to have a go at almost anything, Lesley left home at sixteen. By the mid sixties she was living in London, sharing flats, partying hard and married to a trumpet player in a jazz-rock band. She has also worked as a nanny and a Playboy bunny, and designed and made clothes to sell to boutiques.

It was only after having three daughters that Lesley began to write. The hardships, traumas, close friends and lovers from those early years were inspiration for her beloved novels. She published her first book at forty-nine and has not looked back since.

Lesley is still a party girl.
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