I Know You Lied is an addictive novel about secrets and obsession which will appeal to fans of The Silent Patient:
The news of her mother’s death hits Nell as if she’s been shot. The letter must be some kind of prank, but who could be so cruel? Because Nell’s mother died nearly thirty years ago.
When Nell was just a tiny baby, her parents died in a car crash, leaving her to be raised by her devoted grandmother, Lilian. So when the lawyer’s letter arrives, informing her of her mother Sarah’s very recent death, it destroys everything Nell thought she knew. Her grandmother loved her, so why did she lie? And why did her mother abandon her?
Nell knows she can never recapture the years with her mother that were taken from her, and fears this will haunt her forever. Now she won’t rest until she finds out why she was so cruelly deceived. But her family’s past has been kept secret for a reason, and someone is desperate for it to stay that way. How much danger will Nell risk for the truth?
This brilliant novel has already received a multitude of 5 star reviews ahead of publication:
“My heart was beating so fast!… Every page, every chapter was a page turner… It was just perfect!… What a Rollercoaster!… Like OMG!” Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘Wow oh wow, what an amazing thriller. This one has you holding your breath the whole time, thrilling, chilling and hard to put down. Had me on a rollercoaster of a ride and I didn’t want it to stop.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
‘I couldn’t put this book down for a second… such a great story… loved all the twists turns and suspense which kept me gripped to the very end… so amazing.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars
Lesley Sanderson graduated from the Curtis Brown Creative six-month novel writing course in March 2016 before her debut novel, The Orchid Girls, was shortlisted for the Lucy Cavendish Prize in 2017. She works as a secondary school librarian in King’s Cross, after studying French & Theatre Studies at Warwick University.