The Lies We Told (Paperback)

By Camilla Way

Berkley, 9781101989524, 336pp.

Publication Date: October 9, 2018

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The highly acclaimed author of Watching Edie returns with a new novel of dark psychological suspense that explores how those closest to us have the most to hide...

A daughter
Beth has always known there was something strange about her daughter, Hannah. The lack of emotion, the disturbing behavior, the apparent delight in hurting others...Sometimes Beth is scared of her and what she could be capable of.

A son
Luke comes from the perfect family, with the perfect parents. But one day, he disappears without a trace, and his girlfriend, Clara, is desperate to discover what has happened to him.

A life built on lies
As Clara digs into the past, she realizes that no family is truly perfect, and uncovers a link between Luke's long-lost sister and a strange girl named Hannah. Now Luke's life is in danger because of the lies once told and the secrets once kept. Can Clara find him before it's too late?

About the Author

Camilla Way has been an editor and writer for magazines in the UK and is the author of Watching Edie.

Praise For The Lies We Told

Praise for The Lies We Told

"The Lies We Told has the makings of your perfect weekend read. Think: an obsession, a dysfunctional family, and a disappearance, with an unreliable narrator to top it all off. Page, turned."—The Skimm

“[T]he construction and pacing are solid, staying just far enough ahead of the reader to be fun, and offering, in the last quarter, a buffet table of twists.”—New York Times Book Review

[A] twisty psychological thriller….Think you have the plot figured out? Think again. There are no easy answers in Way's dark, compelling story. Grade: A”The Cleveland Plain Dealer

“[A] tale of twisted narratives fueled by obsession…[a] tense psychological thriller.”—Washington Times
“Camilla Way, author of the 2016 thriller, Watching Edie, delves once again into the realm of the bad seed thriller with The Lies We Told. Way is a master of both the unreliable narrator and disturbing plots.”—Palm Beach Post
“This creepy stalker thriller about secrets coming home to roost from Way highlights a queasy theme for the baby boomer set: how little control parents have over their children….powerful.”—Publishers Weekly

"Tense, unsettling, and keeps you guessing till the very end. We Need to Talk About Kevin meets Other People's Children."—Cara Hunter, author of Close to Home

“Combining all the classic ingredients of a rip-roaring psych thriller--a creepy We Need to Talk about Kevin-esque child, an unexplained disappearance, a dysfunctional family--The Lies We Told adds pace and suspense in a way that’s refreshing for even the most jaded of readers….If you want to be kept awake at night then The Lies We Told is your insomnia buddy.”—Stylist
“Deftly plotted with lovely, satisfying twists.”—Emerald Street
“You’ll be kept guessing with this compelling plot.”—Prima
“A top class psychological thriller, smartly crafted and oozing tension.”—Sunday Mirror

Praise for Watching Edie

“Compelling, dark, and intense, this story of a friendship gone wrong will keep you guessing until the end.” —B. A. Paris, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors
“Gripping psychological suspense . . . wonderfully claustrophobic.”—Fiona Barton, New York Times bestselling author of The Widow and The Child

“Wonderful . . . a standout in a crowded field.”—The Raleigh News & Observer

“Odds are you’ll need to read this one in a single sitting. . . . Way’s story of what happens when high school friends encounter one another in their thirties is sure to make you look twice at the people you call your pals.”—Bustle

“One of those novels that sucks you in and doesn’t let go for a moment. Way brings a powerful new voice to the psychological thriller genre.”—Alex Marwood, Edgar Award–winning author of The Wicked Girls

“Eerie and atmospheric, Watching Edie had me hypnotized from the outset . . . a heart-stopping conclusion.”—Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling author of Not a Sound

“An excruciatingly suspenseful and intensely creepy novel about two women bound together by a horrific crime from their past. . . . The surprises come fast and furious as the novel reaches its stunning conclusion.” —David Bell, USA Today bestselling author of Somebody’s Daughter

 “Terrific psychological suspense. A taut, compelling, thoroughly addictive read with a final twist that’s a real stunner.”—Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author of If I Die Tonight