Deception

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What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception? After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally bigamously. What does he hope to gain telling her this now, 30 years on? How can her adored dad Ralph not be her true father? And why did her mother betray her so badly? She had accepted Sally’s many faults, and her reluctance to never speak of the past. But faced with this staggering deception, Alice knows she must uncover the whole truth about her mother. Whatever the cost. Alice’s journey into her mother’s past is one of incredulity as she discovers a woman shaped by a truly traumatic childhood.

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THE GRIPPING SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER JULY 2022

What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception?

‘Full of suspense and intriguing characters’ MY WEEKLY
‘A gritty, gripping drama’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY
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No one wants to believe their mother is a liar . . .

After her mother’s funeral, Alice Kent is approached by a man who insists he’s her real father. Initially upset and disbelieving, Alice soon discovers that tugging at this loose thread unravels the expertly woven tapestry of lies which was her mother Sally’s life.

Faced with this staggering deception, Alice decides she must learn the whole, terrible truth about her mother.

But is she prepared for the dark journey back to Sally’s traumatic childhood and the evil forces which came to shape the woman who claimed to love her?
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‘Brilliantly builds intrigue’ WOMAN & HOME

‘A raw, truthful and moving account, building intrigue as Alice gradually uncovers her mother’s life of deception, lies – and love’ WOMAN’S WEEKLY

‘Written with Pearse’s typically engaging and effortless style of storytelling, Deception is an intriguing book of highs, lows, struggles and perseverance’ CULTUREFLY

Praise for Lesley Pearse

‘Storytelling at its very best’ Daily Mail

‘Gripping and suspenseful’ Daily Express

‘A twisting and intense read’ Woman’s Own

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Weight 266 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 2.3 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

372

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

823.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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