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  • Published: 25 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781780899855
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.99

To Tell You the Truth

A twisty thriller that’s impossible to put down




A new psychological thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author Gilly MacMillan for readers who loved THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR and THE CHILD.

'Dark, tense and very clever' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

'You're in for the twistiest of rides!' LESLEY KARA'Bold, suspenseful, and impossible to put down' SAMANTHA DOWNING

'One of the most unsettling - and unforgettable - heroines I've ever met!' SHARI LAPENA***THE AUTHOR OF RICHARD & JUDY BOOK CLUB BESTSELLER THE NANNY RETURNS WITH A TWISTY, UNPREDICTABLE THRILLER WITH AN UNFORGETTABLE HEROINE AT ITS HEART*** ___________________

Lucy Harper has a talent for invention...

She was nine years old when her brother vanished in the woods near home. As the only witness, Lucy's story of that night became crucial to the police investigation. Thirty years on, her brother's whereabouts are still unknown.

Now Lucy is a bestselling thriller writer. Her talent for invention has given her fame, fortune, and an army of adoring fans. But her husband, Dan, has started keeping secrets of his own, and a sudden change of scene forces Lucy to confront some dark, unwelcome memories. Then Dan goes missing and Lucy's past and present begin to collide. Did she kill her husband? Would she remember if she did?

Finally, Lucy Harper is going to tell us the truth.Cross her heart. And hope to die.

WHAT READERS ARE SAYING ABOUT TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH:'Reads like a dream. Or rather, a nightmare. An exceptionally disturbing thriller'

'Kept me guessing until the end'

'A brilliantly bruising daymare of a thriller... Captivating'

'Taut, gripping, multi-layered and unbearably tense'

'Will keep you reading through the night because trust me it's impossible to put down'

'Full of twists and turns and nearly every character is a suspect'

'A witty, layered novel... Highly recommended'

'This is full of suspense and I raced through the pages'

'I love an unreliable narrator and there were so many questionable characters in this one, it kept me guessing throughout'___________________PRAISE FOR GILLY MACMILLAN:'White-knuckled suspense' TESS GERRITSEN'From the first page I wanted to know all the dark secrets this family were hiding. It's a seriously addictive read and I never knew who to trust' AMY LLOYD, author of THE INNOCENT WIFE and ONE MORE LIE'A brilliant blend of missing person drama with some seriously spooky Gothic overtones.' GLAMOUR MAGAZINE'Pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion' SHARI LAPENA

'A surreal, multi-layered thriller... looks set to blow the crime fiction genre wide open' NORTHERN ECHO

'Secrets, lies, jealousy and betrayal... Elegantly structured and infused with a creeping sense of dread' SARAH VAUGHAN

'The plot sucked me in and the insidious build had me turning the pages rapidly' JANE SHEMILT

'The Nanny will make you doubt everyone - including yourself. Some families are built on a bedrock of lies. This one is no exception. Clever and deliciously addictive' JANE CORRY

'I was blown away by The Nanny. Original, twisty, unpredictable and taut with its buried secrets, the old creepy house and complex relationships. I never knew who to trust and the ending shocked me. This deserves to be huge!' CLAIRE DOUGLAS

'A tense, assured and atmospheric thriller which will keep you guessing from page one right through to the shocking denouement. Brilliantly absorbing' MEL McGRATH

  • Published: 25 June 2020
  • ISBN: 9781780899855
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $26.99

About the author

Gilly Macmillan

Gilly Macmillan is the New York Times bestselling and Edgar-nominated author of What She Knew, The Perfect Girl and Odd Child Out.

She grew up in Swindon and studied at Bristol University and The Courtauld Institute of Art in London. She has worked at The Burlington Magazine and the Hayward Gallery and has been a lecturer in photography.

She now writes full-time and lives in Bristol with her family.

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Praise for To Tell You the Truth

With its buried secrets, shifting allegiances, and creeping sense of dread, The Nanny pulses with tension until its shocking conclusion. I absolutely loved it!

Shari Lapena

The plot sucked me in and the insidious build had me turning the pages rapidly

Jane Shemilt

I was blown away by The Nanny. Original, twisty, unpredictable and taut with its buried secrets, the old creepy house and complex relationships. I never knew who to trust and the ending shocked me. This deserves to be huge!

Claire Douglas

From the first page I wanted to know all the dark secrets this family were hiding. It’s a seriously addictive read and I never knew who to trust

Amy Lloyd

THE NANNY kept me in white-knuckled suspense until the very last page. Gilly Macmillan’s breakout thriller is a dark and twisted version of Downton Abbey gone very, very wrong.

Tess Gerritsen

Gilly Macmillan is a master of creating tension so exquisitely unbearable I had to force myself not to skip ahead. Brilliant, gripping, and terrifying.

Liv Constantine

Exploding with secrets, The Nanny by master storyteller Gilly Macmillan has everything you dream for in a thriller: expertly drawn and complex characters, a terrifying premise and the best villain I’ve encountered on the page in a long time. Told through multiple perspectives, Macmillan skillfully reveals long dormant family secrets in this atmospheric stunner. Be sure to catch up on your sleep before picking up The Nanny, you won’t be able to rest until the final, spine-tingling conclusion.

Heather Gudenkauf

A brilliant blend of missing person drama with some seriously spooky Gothic overtones.

Glamour magazine

The Nanny will make you doubt everyone – including yourself. Some families are built on a bedrock of lies. This one is no exception. Clever and deliciously addictive.

Jane Corry

A tense, assured and atmospheric thriller which will keep you guessing from page one right through to the shocking denouement. Brilliantly absorbing.

Mel McGrath

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