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  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241544945
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

Deception




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

Janet Saunders never spoke about her past. Her daughters Alice and Susie always assumed this was because there was nothing to talk about. Until the day of their mother's funeral. A mysterious stranger turns up and reveals he is their real father. Shocked, the women listen as he tells them damaging stories about their mother. It is clear there is so much more to their past than Janet let on, and they decide to find out the whole truth about their family. This leads them to discoveries they never thought possible . . .

  • Published: 5 July 2022
  • ISBN: 9780241544945
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $32.99

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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Praise for Deception

From Roald Dahl, the master of the sting in the tail, a newly collected book of his darkest stories

from publisher's description

One of the most widely read and influential writers

The Times

The absolute master of the twist in the tale

Observer

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