The Good Liars
DescriptionFrom the author of stunning historical fiction books comes a Sunday Times bestselling new story of crime, deceit, and murder, set in the early 1920s…
In the summer of 1914 a boy vanishes, never to be seen again.
Now, in 1920, the once esteemed Stilwell family of Darkacre Hall find themselves struggling with the legacy of the First World War. Leonard bears the physical scars, while his brother Maurice has endured more than his mind can take. Maurice’s wife Ida yearns for the lost days of privilege and pleasure and family friend Victor seems unwilling to move on.
But their lives are thrown into further disarray when the missing boy’s case is reopened – and this time they themselves are under police scrutiny.
As the dead return to haunt the living, old resentments resurface and loyalties are tested, while secrets risk being unearthed that could destroy them all.
Praise for The Good Liars:
‘Ingenious’ Sunday Times
‘The Good Liars is not only a superb book, it’s a clever book… claustrophobic, addictive and utterly compelling; I absolutely loved it. Highly recommended’ MW Craven
‘Exquisitely written, this haunting tale of guilt and grief treads a perfect line between chilling ghost story and gripping mystery’ Tom Hindle
‘A modern classic… I couldn’t put it down’ Claire Dyer
‘A compelling, WW1 tale of deceit, lies and the damages of war. Dripping with claustrophobic tension and absolutely unputdownable. I loved it' Rebecca Netley
‘Anita Frank has created a range of characters alternately agreeable and repellent, and yet all entirely readable, in a blend of history and mystery. A real page-turner’ Mandy Robotham
‘A fabulous book… full of twists and turns and heartbreaking revelations with a sprinkling of spookiness on top’ Laura Shepherd-Robinson
‘A real page-turner… Layers upon layers of secrets and lies… Bravo!’ Liz Hyder
‘A cleverly structured story, with twist after twist… Excellent’ Ragnar Jonasson
‘An absolute gulp of a read… it grabs hold and doesn’t let go’ Fíona Scarlett
‘This clever claustrophobic page-turner delivers in spades’ Carolyn O’Brien
'Engrossing and beautifully written' Victoria Selman
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