Nominated by:

National Library Service of Barbados, Bridgetown

Publisher of nominated edition:

Bookoutre, UK

After the Lie

Kerry Fisher      

2018 Longlist

Lydia has the ‘right’ kind of friends, her children are at the ‘right’ kind of school and she’s married to the ‘right’ sort of man – kind, steady, reliable Mark. Her wedding business is flourishing and even though she is at loggerheads with her mother, she couldn’t ask for anything more from life.

But the truth is that Lydia has been lucky. She has been living a lie for years and Mark has no idea who he is really married to. But nothing lasts forever and the past has a funny way of catching up with the present. When the person who knows all of Lydia’s dark little secrets turns up at the school gates, his presence threatens to blow Lydia’s life apart.

What is Lydia’s terrible truth? Once the secret is out, you can’t put it back…

About the author

Born in Peterborough, Kerry Fisher studied French and Italian, and taught English in Corsica and Spain before climbing to holiday rep and grape picker in Tuscany. She eventually returned to England to ‘get a proper job’, and spent two years in features at Essentials magazine. She now lives in Surrey with her husband, two teenagers and a very naughty lab/schnauzer called Poppy.

(from publisher)

Librarian’s comments

A riveting depiction into a world of lies, betrayal, fear and love in order to protect one’s self and their family. This interesting and relatable page turner envelops many readers with the captivating writing and plotting which highlights a decision made in the past that ruined a family’s life and has been kept secret for 30 years! This well kept lie has now reared its ugly head, forcing impossible decisions. This gripping novel reveals how a lie can sometimes split a life in two.

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