The Ugly Truth

The Ugly Truth


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Melanie Lange has disappeared.

Her father, Sir Peter Lange, says she is a danger to herself and has been admitted to a private mental health clinic.

Her ex-husband, Finn, and best friend, Nell, say she has been kidnapped.

The media will say whichever gets them the most views.

But whose side are you on?

The Ugly Truth is a shocking and addictive thriller about celebrity culture, coercive control and the truth behind the headlines.

'Totally fresh and very clever. It made me reassess my own views and prejudices about people in the public eye' Emily Edwards, author of THE HERD

'#FreeBritney meets The Appeal in this addictively unique thriller. Get ready to be utterly hooked' Jack Jordan, author of DO NO HARM

© L. C. North 2023 (P) Penguin Audio 2023


  • Totally fresh and very clever. A very enjoyable piece of fiction that made me reassess my own views and prejudices about people in the public eye.
    Emily Edwards, author of THE HERD

About the author

L.C. North

L.C. North studied psychology at university before pursuing a career in Public Relations. Her first book club thriller - The Ugly Truth - combines her love of psychology and her fascination with the celebrities in the public eye. L.C. North is currently working on her second novel, and when she's not writing, she co-hosts the crime thriller podcast, In Suspense. L.C. North lives on the Suffolk borders with her family. L.C. North is the pen name of Lauren North. Readers can follow her on Twitter @Lauren_C_North and Facebook @LaurenNorthAuthor.
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