Guernsey, 1985. When fifteen-year-old Catherine sees her best friend fall from a wild cliff path, she vows never to tell. But Catherine was the last person to see her alive. 1940. Charlie is also holding back a secret from the adults on the island. As German soldiers arrive on Guernsey, he carries out an act of rebellion with consequences that will reach far into the future - and into Catherine's own life. The Book of Lies is a powerful novel about friendship and betrayal. Weaving together two lives across the decades, it proves that no truth is as simple as it seems.
Mary Horlock spent her childhood in Guernsey, moving to England at the age of eighteen. She read History and History of Art at Cambridge, and was previously a curator at Tate Britain. Mary lives in London with her partner and their two children.
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