The Woman Who Lied

The Woman Who Lied

The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller from the author of THE COUPLE AT NO 9

Summary

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THE GRIPPING NEW THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE COUPLE AT NO 9

Emilia Ward is just an ordinary mum living happily in suburban London with her husband and two children - a teenager from her first marriage, a little boy from her second. She also happens to be the bestselling author of the Miranda Moody detective novels.

But when Emilia embarks on her tenth novel, life takes a disturbing turn: an incident straight out of the plot of one of her novels occurs in real life. Just an unsettling coincidence, she thinks.

Until it happens again - and again.

Then someone she knows dies in the same way as a victim in the book she's currently writing . . .

Why is someone doing this?
How do they know what she is writing?
And what if Emilia and her family are next?

PRAISE FOR CLAIRE DOUGLAS:

'Clever. Gripping. Terrifically compelling. Kept me glued to the page' SARAH PEARSE

'Eerie, spine-tingling. Douglas is a master storyteller. The perfect immersive read' JANICE HALLETT

'Douglas is the queen of the unexpected twist, and this is her best wrongfooting yet' GILLIAN MCALLISTER

© Claire Douglas 2023 (P) Penguin Audio 2023

Reviews

  • Claire Douglas's best yet. I loved the literary setting, the simmering tension and the book-within-a-book. It's gripping, atmospheric, and so original
    GILLIAN MCALLISTER

About the author

Claire Douglas

Claire Douglas worked as a journalist for fifteen years, but dreamed of being a novelist since the age of seven. She finally got her wish after winning the Marie Claire Debut Novel Award with her first novel. She is now a Sunday Times and international bestseller and her last novel, The Woman Who Lied, spent eleven weeks in the Sunday Times top ten. She has sold nearly two million copies of her books in the UK. Her previous book, The Couple at No. 9, has been optioned for television.
She lives in Bath with her husband and two children.
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