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Her Sister's Lie

by Debbie Howells

Her Sister's Lie Synopsis

Her Sister's Lie is a stunning psychological thriller from the bestselling author of The Bones of You, Debbie Howells. Two sisters. A terrible secret. The ultimate revenge. Hannah and her sister Nina were once close. But they've not been in touch for years when Hannah learns of her sister's death. Now Hannah is left with the care of Nina's teenage son Abe, and the memory of the appalling secret that drove the two sisters apart . . . Bringing Abe into her home, Hannah finds him a difficult houseguest. Sullen, rude and uncooperative, Hannah tries to be understanding - after all, he's a grieving boy. But when sinister things begin to happen, Hannah is forced to confront the possibility that Abe might also be dangerous. How much does Abe know? And just how far is Hannah prepared to go to protect her secret?

Her Sister's Lie Press Reviews

Haunting [The Beauty of the End] * Good Housekeeping * A terrific new talent. She paints with words and takes a scalpel to emotions -- Peter James Debbie Howells has produced a book of great humanity as a battered victim appeals for help to find her daughter who may or may not exist. Can she really trust the people who come to her aid? It is a story as rugged as its Cornwall landscape with hairpin bends in the story in the most unexpected places. Sharply written with characters that keep you guessing until the very last page, this story holds you tight and then drops you like a stone [The Death of Her] -- Liz Nugent A dazzling debut from a writer who looks to me to have an exceptional future. Howells' novel has a rare freshness and depth that set her apart [The Bones of You] * Daily Mail * This is not a fast-paced, edge-of-the-seat crime story but a psychological thriller about the dark side of suburban England where finely pruned rose bushes hide what lies beneath [The Bones of You] * Daily Express * This is an author totally at home in her crime genre as she carefully builds a picture of the two damaged sisters, plays mercilessly with our expectations, and then delivers a final knockout blow. Perfectly plotted and tingling with tension, Her Sister's Lie is a mystery to intrigue, to enthral and to savour. * Lancashire Evening Post * Author Debbie is at her best entwining the natural world with the ever-so-slightly supernatural. In Her Sister's Lie she allows the reader into the head of more than one narrator, scattering seeds at intervals which germinate oh so slowly until the final uprooting renders you quite speechless. Debbie Howells [is] a gifted storyteller of the dark and the unexpected. * I Am In Print *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509834723
Publication date: 28th May 2019
Author: Debbie Howells
Publisher: Pan Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 320 pages
Categories: Thriller / suspense, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Debbie Howells

Debbie Howells worked as cabin crew, a flying instructor and a wedding florist before self-publishing three books. She then wrote The Bones of You, which became a Sunday Times bestseller. Since, she has written two more psychological thrillers and Her Sister's Lie is her fourth. She now writes full time from her home in West Sussex.

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