Elizabeth Kay

It all started with one little lie . . .

Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties they fell in love with and married handsome young men. But Jane never liked Marnie’s husband. He was always so loud and obnoxious, so much larger than life. Which is rather ironic now, of course.

Because if Jane had been honest – if she hadn’t lied – then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive . . .

This is Jane’s opportunity to tell the truth. The question is, do you believe her?


'Friends forever' becomes a weapon swung with fatal force in Elizabeth Kay's debut. A thriller deftly told through seven lies, the calmly manipulative Jane is a protagonist who will haunt you long after you finish turning the pages. The truth, it turns out, can be far more dangerous than any lie....It's going to be the next massive thriller.

Pandora Sykes, co-host of No. 1 iTunes Podcast, The High Low
Pandora Sykes , co-host of No. 1 iTunes Podcast, The High Low

SEVEN LIES is a relentless, chilling story of what happens when friendship becomes obsession. Keep the lights on -- you'll be turning pages deep into the night with this one.

Harlan Coben, bestselling author
Harlan Coben , bestselling author

A chilling and original voice. It’s gripping, fresh and unsettling – all the ingredients I love

Clare Mackintosh, Sunday Times bestselling author of Let Me Lie
Clare Mackintosh , Sunday Times bestselling author of Let Me Lie

A dark, gripping story with one of the most interesting and compelling narrators I’ve ever encountered. Highly recommended!

Shari Lapena, bestselling author of The Couple Next Door
Shari Lapena , bestselling author of The Couple Next Door


Upmarket thriller

UK Publication

Little, Brown / Sphere, April 2020

US Publication

Penguin / Viking / Pamela Dorman Books, Spring 2020

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US: Penguin / Viking / Pamela Dorman Books
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