Seven Lies

Elizabeth Kay

If lies are dangerous then the truth can be catastrophic…

Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old.

In their early twenties they fell in love with and married handsome young men. But Jane never much liked Marnie’s husband. He was always so loud and obnoxious, so much larger than life. Which is rather ironic.

Because if Jane had been honest – if she hadn’t told those lies – then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive…

This is Jane’s opportunity to tell the truth and, as she narrates their shared history and unpicks each of her seven lies, she reveals the pockets of darkness that have infiltrated their friendship and the toxic secrets still bubbling beneath.


Upmarket thriller

UK Publication

Little, Brown / Sphere, April 2020

US Publication

Penguin / Viking / Pamela Dorman Books, Spring 2020

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