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  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405944595
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99


The Sunday Times Top 5 Bestseller

A thrilling exploration of lies, deception and trust from the 10-million-copy, No. 1 bestselling author

Amelia White always dreamed of being a reporter . . .
And it might never have happened if she hadn't stumbled on a young woman's body. Horrified at the lies being spread about this murder victim, Amelia talks a newspaper editor into letting her tell the true story.Yet when more bodies turn up, it's clear the police are baffled.
Uncovering new witnesses as well as suspects in her search for clues, Amelia realises that the only way to stop the murders is to find the liar among them.
But will doing so make her the killer's next victim?

  • Published: 2 March 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405944595
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

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 Liar

Praise for Lesley Pearse


Storytelling at its very best

Daily Mail

Evocative, compelling, told from the heart

Sunday Express

Glorious, heartwarming

Woman & Home

Intriguing, heart-tugging, beautifully written


A compelling page-turner

Daily Mail

Included in 'Best new titles out this month'


A tale of love, friendship, murder and intrigue, this latest book from master storyteller Lesley Pearse is gripping and full of twists. With an addictive and pacy plot, this will keep you guessing until the end

My Weekly

A page turner full of suspense, compelling and heartwarming, Liar is a brilliant read. I couldn't put it down and it is a must for all crime lovers

Woman's Way

Included in 'The HOT List'

Inside Soap

A twisting and intense read

Woman's Own

Included in 'NEW Must Reads'


A page turner

Crime Monthly

Like a twisty and suspenseful TV drama, Liar keeps you firmly on the edge of your seat


From the first page this heartfelt, atmospheric novel sizzles with suspense and tension . . . Surprising twists and turns leave you guessing until the end . . . gripping story: ideal summertime reading

The Lady

Liar has all the elements that make this author so popular


Another winner from Lesley

My Weekly

Gripping and suspenseful, a fast-paced murder mystery, love story and a young woman's journey of self discovery too

Daily Express

Lesley Pearse brings together a nostalgic Seventies backdrop with an edge-of-your-seat story of suspense

Yours Magazine

Gripping and suspenseful - a murder mystery, love story and journey of self discovery

S Magazine

One of the most thrilling book club books

Woman & Home