‘The lie was tiny and black like a stick of liquorice in her mouth. She didn't like liquorice and she didn't like lying but it was the only way…’
It is 1975 and nine-year-old Grace believes she has the ability to tell 'true lies' to get herself out of trouble. But when the feud between her mum and Nan escalates into tragedy Grace finds she must tell the biggest lie yet – and live with the consequences. For Alec Holm, 1975 is the year no one believes the truth and he finds himself convicted for a crime he didn't commit. But fate is making its own plans for Alec and Grace. Fifteen years later their two paths cross in the most unexpected of ways…
Jane Slavin reads Helen Slavin’s surprising, heart-stopping novel that will haunt, move and delight.
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Don't be deceived by the title!
This is not a sloppy love story. It's about truth, lies, misunderstandings and fate. It is upsetting at times but very well written with believable characters and narration.
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