Everyone Here is Lying

Everyone Here is Lying


Discover the gripping new thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

'The most addictive book I've read in ages…Just brilliant.' Lisa Jewell

'Fast paced, tightly-plotted and with twists so well executed they floored me. Loved every word!' Claire Douglas

'Genius. I loved it.' Andrea Mara

Welcome to Stanhope - a safe neighbourhood. A place for families.

William Wooler is a family man, on the surface. But he's been having an affair, an affair that ended horribly this afternoon at a motel up the road.

So, when he returns to his house, devastated and angry, to find his difficult nine-year-old daughter Avery unexpectedly home from school, William loses his temper.

Hours later, Avery's family declares her missing.

Suddenly Stanhope doesn't feel so safe. And William isn't the only one on his street who's hiding a lie.

As witnesses come forward with information that may or may not be true, Avery's neighbours become increasingly unhinged.

Who took Avery Wooler?

Nothing will prepare you for the truth…


Praise for Everyone Here is Lying:

'Shari Lapena is the queen of the "just one more chapter" read. A chilling exploration of the worst-case repercussions and extensive fallout of a brief affair.' Sarah Vaughan, author of Anatomy of a Scandal

'A taut, clever, chilling ride of manipulation and family secrets . . . Prepare to be consumed!' Ashley Audrain, author of The Whispers

'I inhaled Everyone Here Is Lying. The pace never flags, the twists are fiendishly clever, and the writing is as perfect as can be.' Liz Nugent, author of Strange Sally Diamon

'Shari Lapena is a modern master of the psychological thriller, and all of her considerable talents are at work in Everyone Here Is Lying.' Steve Cavanagh, author of Fifty Fifty

'You simply can't put it down' Robert Gold, author of Twelve Secrets

'I defy you to put it down until you know what happened to Avery Wooler.' Gilly Macmillan, author of The Fall

'Shari Lapena is an expert in both pace and the placing of clues and misdirections' Literary Review

'A fast-paced read with jaw-dropping twists' The i


Readers love Everyone Here is Lying:

***** This book was a revelation
***** A well written story that is totally unforgettable
***** Couldn't wait for the next chapter - never saw the twist!!!
***** Gripped from the first few lines
***** As always, Shari Lapena doesnt disappoint.

Sunday Times bestseller, April 2024
Not a Happy Family, Richard & Judy Book Club Pick, Spring 2023
Shari Lapena's books have sold over 2 million copies across all formats [Nielsen Bookscan, April 2024]


  • I devoured Everyone Here is Lying in two hits in under ten hours. I can't remember the last time I did that! This really was the most addictive book I've read in ages - so slick and disquieting and clever. Just brilliant.
    Lisa Jewell

About the author

Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The End of Her, Not a Happy Family and Everyone Here is Lying which have all been Sunday Times and New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been sold in forty territories around the world. She lives in Toronto.

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