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  • Published: 18 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241544938
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $49.99

Deception




The enthralling new novel from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author

After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus who claims to be her father and served time in prison for marrying Sally bigamously.

What does he hope to gain telling her this now, thirty years on? How can her adored Ralph not be her true father? And why did her mother betray her so badly?

She had accepted Sally's many faults, and reluctance to never speak of the past. But faced with this deception, Alice knows she must uncover the whole truth about her mother.

Whatever the cost.

  • Published: 18 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241544938
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $49.99

About the author

Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse was brought up in South London in various orphanages from the age of three. She learned about the Soho club scene and the music business during the Sixties with the late John Pritchard. Her novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. Lesley has three daughters and three grandchildren and lives in Bristol.

Lesley Pearse was told as a child that she had too much imagination for her own good. When she grew up she worked her way through a number of jobs, including nanny, bunny girl, dressmaker and full-time mother before, at the age of forty-nine, settling upon a career that would allow her gifts to blossom: she became a published writer. Lesley now lives just outside Bristol. She has three daughters and two grandchildren.

Find out more about Lesley and keep up to date with what she's been doing by following her on Twitter@LesleyPearse or by signing up for her regular newsletter at www.LesleyPearse.com

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