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Tell Me Your Lies

The must-read psychological thriller in the Richard & Judy Book Club!

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'I couldn’t bear it to end' LOUISE CANDLISH
'A gripping page-turner' LAURA MARSHALL
'Chilling . . . Fast-paced and twisting' SARAH VAUGHAN
'Deliciously twisted' JP DELANEY
You think she wants to help.
You're wrong.

Lily Appleby will do anything to protect the people she loves. She’s made ruthless choices to make sure their secrets stay buried, and she’s not going to stop now.

When her party-animal daughter, Rachel, spins out of control, Lily hires a renowned therapist and healer to help her. Amber is the skilled and intuitive confidante that Rachel desperately needs. But as Rachel falls increasingly under Amber’s spell, she begins to turn against her parents, and Lily grows suspicious.

Does Amber really have Rachel’s best interests at heart or is there something darker going on? Only one thing is clear: Rachel is being lied to. Never quite knowing who to believe, her search for the truth will reveal her picture-perfect family as anything but flawless.

Loosely based on a true story, this is perfect for fans of Sabine Durrant, Teresa Driscoll and Kate Riordan - a gripping read to be devoured in one sitting, bursting with tension, layered characters and relationships which are never as simple as they first seem . . .

'A parable for our times: accomplished, eloquent and quite terrifying' DAILY MAIL
'Dark and addictive' HEAT
'Chilling in its depiction of manipulation and the impact of childhood trauma; fast-paced and twisting' SARAH VAUGHAN
A brilliantly constructed tale of rivalry, manipulation and revenge' LOUISE CANDLISH
'Subtle, sly and suspenseful' JP DELANEY
‘What a deliciously dark domestic horror this is, as it picks away at the damage family members do to each other in the name of love . . . Such a clever, nuanced story of revenge, self-destruction, and everyday cruelty’ RUSS THOMAS
‘Superbly dark and glittering with menace, Tell Me Your Lies is not only an absolute gift of a thriller, but a sharp, unflinching take on the long-term consequences of buried trauma and shame’ CAZ FREAR
‘I absolutely loved it. Raced through to the end, totally invested in all the characters, and fascinated by Amber' AMANDA REYNOLDS
‘Expertly paced and beautifully written - but above all a damn juicy read’ CELIA WALDEN

About The Author

Kate Ruby is a pseudonym for an award-winning TV drama producer and screenwriter. Her previous novel, Tell Me Your Lies, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick in 2022 and is now in development for TV with a major US network after a fierce bidding war for the rights. Everything You Have is already under option for the screen. Kate balances her writing career alongside her work as an executive producer, with recent credits including The Girl Before for the BBC and HBO and The Flatshare for Paramount Plus. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (April 28, 2022)
  • Runtime: 9 hours and 46 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781398513235

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