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One White Lie

Leah Konen

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MICHAEL JOSEPH
20 October 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense
Lucy King arrives in the small town of Woodstock, battered and bruised, hoping desperately that this time she has finally escaped her abusive partner Davis for good. She soon befriends her next-door neighbours, Vera and John. They're a model couple - or so it seems. But gradually Lucy realises that all is not as it seems. That Vera and John have enemies. That they might be in danger. Which is why, when Davis gets wind of where she's hiding, and Vera and John come to her with a truly audacious plan to escape their problems by staging John's death in a cliff-top hiking accident, Lucy finds herself agreeing to say she too saw him go over the edge. It's only the next day, when his body is found, that she realises how much trouble she might be in...
By:   Leah Konen
Imprint:   MICHAEL JOSEPH
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 27mm
Weight:   444g
ISBN:   9780241432525
ISBN 10:   0241432529
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   20 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Leah Konen is an author of young adult fiction, and One White Lie is her debut psychological thriller. As a journalist, her work has been published in Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, The Fiscal Times, Parenting, Good Housekeeping's Quick and Simple, and The Huffington Post, among others. She lives in Brooklyn and Saugerties, NY, with her husband and their dog, Farley.

Reviews for One White Lie

Leah Konen hits it out of the park with her debut suspense, One White Lie, in which a faked death goes horribly awry. Konen delivers with Lucy, who escapes to rustic Woodstock for a fresh start, only to discover her new neighbours are harbouring disturbing secrets of their own. A sly, up-all-night thriller that ends with a surprising bang -- Kimberly Belle, internationally bestselling author of Dear Wife This fast-paced but nuanced thrill ride grabbed me on the first page and didn't let go. With spare, haunting prose, a tense and richly wrought setting, intricate plotting, and twists that would make Hitchcock himself gasp, One White Lie is a masterful debut. Thriller fans, meet your new favourite author -- Andrea Bartz, author of The Lost Night I love Konen's writing style - One White Lie is super pacy and whizzes you along - before you know it, the minutes have turned into hours! I couldn't put it down until I knew how it ended -- Sandie Jones, bestselling author of The Other Woman Remarkably insidious. Puts a sick smile on your face. Extremely readable -- Caroline Kepnes, bestselling author of You One White Lie hooked me from the start. This book has everything-engaging characters, a unique story, and an ending that will blow you away -- Samantha Downing, bestselling author of My Lovely Wife Reads like the best Hitchcock film never made... Konen keeps the earth shifting beneath you as she expertly cranks up the suspense with a cast of characters as quietly slippery as they are intriguing and then, once she's you're on the edge of your seat with tension and unease, the twists keep on coming right up to the final page. I read it in one sitting. An assured and astonishing debut from an author destined to become a big name in thriller fiction -- Sarah Pinborough


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