The Lie Tree
Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015.
The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night.
Faith’s father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.
The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father’s murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter . . .
The overall winner of the 2015 Costa Book of the Year Award, t h i s s u p e r b Victorian melodrama traces teenage Faith's rebellion against the hypocrisy and female repression of the era * The Daily Mail - In a Feature titled Go wild for these children's books! From Winnie The Pooh to The Gruffalo, there's a story to keep even the pickiest child entertained during the lockdown * Complex and intelligent: a lustrous, delicious romp. -- Philip Womack * The Telegraph * I loved this book so much. -- Lucy Mangan The Lie Tree is a wonder. I can't think of anyone who would not love this story. -- Matt Haig The Lie Tree is brilliant: dark, thrilling, utterly original. Everyone should read Frances Hardinge. Everyone. Right now. -- Patrick Ness, author of A Monster Calls
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