There Will be Lies

by Nick Lake

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LoveReading View on There Will be Lies

Truth and lies collide in a superbly twisty, heart-in-mouth thriller.  Nick Lake's masterful storytelling and narrative trickery gives There Will Be Lies genuine crossover appeal and will appeal to anyone who wants to be surprised as they read.

 

Julia Eccleshare's comment:

 

Award-winning Nick Lake tells a complex story fusing two strands of narrative into a richly woven single thread. Seventeen-year-old Shelby Cooper has always been very protected by her mother; she guesses it is partly because she is deaf, partly because her dad is dead and partly she had a terrible accident when she was a baby. But when she is knocked over by a car, her life takes a whole new turn. Suddenly she and her Mom are on the run and everything that she has known about her life before is suddenly questioned. What is the truth? And will she ever discover it? As her life unravels, Shelby retreats into a fantasy world of the Dreaming a place infused with old, old Mythology. Part-adventure, part-mystery and part a teenager’s journey of self-discovery, There Will Be Lies is dramatic and unexpected in equal measure.

Julia Eccleshare M.B.E.

There Will be Lies Synopsis

Shelby Jane Cooper is seventeen, pretty and quiet. It's just Shelby and her mom, Shaylene, a court stenographer who wears pyjama jeans, stitches tapestry, eats ice-cream for dinner and likes to keep Shelby safe. So safe she barely goes out. So safe she doesn't go to school. Because anything could happen, to a girl like Shelby. Anything.

When Shelby gets knocked down by a car, it's not just her leg that's broken: Shelby's world is shattered. Her mom turns up to collect her and drives off into the night, like it's the beginning of a road trip, like two criminals on the run, like Thelma and Louise or Bonnie and Clyde. And somehow, everywhere she looks, there's a coyote watching her, talking to her, telling her not to believe.

Who is Shelby Jane Cooper? If the person who keeps you safe also tells you lies, who can you trust?

There Will be Lies Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Amelia White -'This is an AMAZING BOOK, I could not put it down I loved reading this and would really recommend it to people who have read Lake’s other books.' Read full review >
  • Ella Hollingshead - 'A truly captivating storyline- a tantalising mystery with a twist of fantasy makes this a book you will not want to put down until you've read it through to the end.'Read full review >
  • Eloise Mae Clarkson - '. I literally could not put this book down I read it all in one day. I would give this book five out of five stars amazing.'Read full review >
  • Louisa Alice Cunliffe - 'A book that started with so much promise but in the end left a feeling of disappointment. It left me wondering, I had missed something?'Read full review >
  • Inés Davies - 'I think that it is a good book and I would recommend it but it takes very thorough reading and understanding.'Read full review >
  • Susanna Wagstaff - 'This gripping, mysterious fantasy filled with surprises is an unforgettable read, perfect for any fan of mysteries.'Read full review >
  • Phoebe Allan - 'an incredibly dramatic book. With a complex story line, it certainly gains and keeps your full attention...definitely a recommended read.'Read full review >
  • Erin Monaf - 'I simply couldn’t put this book down because every page made a new mystery. I would recommend this one to just about anyone who like me, loves to read.'Read full review >
  • Jay Hughes - 'Shelby’s past is hidden from her.'Read full review >
  • Farah Alam - 'I really enjoyed this book. I think the plot was interesting as well the writing.' Read full review >

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9781408853818
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408853818
Publication date: 1st January 2015
Author: Nick Lake
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, Reader Reviewed Books, eBook Favourites,
Categories: Thrillers (Children's / Teenage),

About Nick Lake

Nick Lake is 29 years old and a children's book editor at HarperCollins. He lives in London with his English teacher wife, Hannah. Nick Lake Q&A: Previous occupations:Student, and then book editor. Which I still am.Favourite job:Being a book editor. No one told me at school that there was a job where you got paid for being a fan of writers and writing.    High school and/or college: I went to High School in Luxembourg, and I went to Oxford University after that for a degree and then a fairly pointless masters. In ...

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