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The Lie by C. L. Taylor

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This was no accident... Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter.

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The Lie by C. L. Taylor

This was no accident...Haunting, compelling, this psychological thriller will have you hooked. Perfect for fans of Gone Girl and Daughter. I know your name's not really Jane Hughes ...Jane Hughes has a loving partner, a job in an animal sanctuary and a tiny cottage in rural Wales. She's happier than she's ever been but her life is a lie. Jane Hughes does not really exist. Five years earlier Jane and her then best friends went on holiday but what should have been the trip of a lifetime rapidly descended into a nightmare that claimed the lives of two of the women. Jane has tried to put the past behind her but someone knows the truth about what happened. Someone who won't stop until they've destroyed Jane and everything she loves ...


Praise for The Lie: 'Packed with twists and turns, this brilliantly tense thriller will get your blood pumping.
Claire Frost, Fabulous Magazine

'Fast-paced, tense and atmospheric, a guaranteed bestseller'
Mark Edwards

'A gripping page-turner full of intrigue and suspense.'
Lucy Clarke

'Creepy, horrifying and twisty. C L Taylor is extremely good at writing stories in which you have no idea which characters you can trust, and the result is intriguing and scary and extremely gripping.'
Julie Cohen, 2014 Richard and Judy Summer Book Club Pick

'The Lie is absolutely brilliant - The Beach, only darker, more thrilling and more tense. It's the story of a twisted, distorted friendship. It's a compelling, addictive and wonderfully written tale. Can't recommend it enough.'
Louise Douglas

'A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller: every bit as good as The Accident.'
Clare Mackintosh

'C.L Taylor delivers another compelling read that'll keep you turning pages way too late into the night. Warning: may cause drowsiness the following day.'
Tamar Cohen

'Black Narcissus for the Facebook generation; a clever exploration of how petty jealousies and misunderstandings can unravel even the tightest of friendships. Claustrophobic, tense and thrilling, a thrill-ride of a novel that keeps you guessing.'
Elizabeth Haynes

'My heart was racing after I finished CL Taylor's brilliant new book The Lie. Dark, creepy and full of twists. I loved it.'
Rowan Coleman

'C L Taylor is fast becoming the queen of psychological suspense. Read this: you won't be disappointed.'
Victoria Fox

'A plot both brilliant and chilling; characters both appealing and dark and a terrifying climax to which you will race with your heart hammering in your chest. Masterful storytelling; a brilliant read. This dark, ingenious story will keep have you gripped from the first chapter. A brilliant reminder of the dark capacities of the human mind ... A fantastic and thrilling read.'
Lucy Robinson

About the Author

C. L. Taylor

CL Taylor studied for a degree in Psychology at the University of Northumbria, Newcastle and currently works 4 days a week as a Distance Learning Design and Development manager for a London university, looks after her toddler son 3 days a week and squeezes in writing her novels when she should be sleeping.

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Publication date

23rd April 2015


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AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers


480 pages


Thriller / Suspense
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Crime & mystery
Thriller / suspense



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