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The Liar's Child

(2019)
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In this intense and intimate family portrait that moves at a thriller's pace, a troubled woman faces a gripping moral dilemma after rescuing two abandoned children from a hurricane.

On the outskirts of North Carolina's Outer Banks sits the Paradise, an apartment complex where renters never stay long enough to call the place "home" - and neighbors are seldom neighborly. It's ideal for Sara Lennox, who moved there to escape a complicated past - and even her name - and rebuild a new life for herself under the radar. But Sara cannot help but notice the family next door, especially 12-year-old Cassie and five-year-old Boon. She hears rumors and whispers of a recent tragedy slowly tearing them apart.

When a raging storm threatens then slams the coastal community, Sara makes a quick, bold decision: Rescue Cassie and Boon from the storm and their broken home - without telling a soul. But this seemingly noble act is not without consequences. Some lethal.

Carla Buckley crafts a richly rewarding psychological portrait, combining a heart-wrenching family drama with high-stakes suspense, as the lives of three characters intertwine in an unforgettable story of fury, fate - and redemption.

"You should read The Liar's Child by Carla Buckley because it's a lovely and evocative story, and because it raises all kinds of questions about parents and children, secrets and safety. But be careful: This is a writer who knows how to break your heart." (Carolyn Parkhurst, New York Times best-selling author of The Dogs of Babel and Lost and Found)

"Carla Buckley has a rare gift for character. In The Liar's Child, she digs deep into the hearts of the troubled, flawed, and all-too-human souls who populate this beautifully written and utterly involving novel. I didn't so much open the jacket on this book as fall inside the compelling story." (Lisa Unger, New York Times best-selling author of Under My Skin)

"Carla Buckley is a sly writer. Just when you think you have things figured out, she flips the story on its head. Deft plotting and psychologically fleshed-out characters make The Liar's Child a ripping good read!" (Diane Chamberlain, New York Times best-selling author of The Dream Daughter)

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Carla Buckley is a sly writer. Just when you think you have things figured out, she flips the story on its head. Deft plotting and psychologically fleshed-out characters make The Liar’s Child a ripping good read!" - Diane Chamberlain

"Buckley’s characters are believably flawed; her creation of atmosphere and setting is perfection. I adored this beautifully written book, and I double-dog dare you to not find yourself wanting to read it from start to finish without a break." - Elizabeth J Church

"This book is a deeply affecting, complicated family drama and a heartbreaking and ultimately satisfying story of secrets, mistakes, and good intentions gone wrong. Told in Buckley’s trademark evocative prose, The Liar’s Child spotlights her singular gift: the ability to tug on the threads of her characters’ lives, make them unravel, and then expertly stitch them back together again." - Karen Dionne

"A mystery wrapped in an achingly good family drama, The Liar’s Child hooked me from page one. An unconventional love story that broke my heart in all the best ways, Carla Buckley’s emotionally complex, beautifully written tale is also a page-turner that will keep you up long past your bedtime." - Joshilyn Jackson

"Buckley’s provocative and passionately drawn new novel may be set against an exciting outer storm, but it’s the complex inner storms of her nuanced characters that had me gripping the pages. I just loved this book." - Caroline Leavitt

"Carla Buckley has a rare gift for character. In The Liar’s Child, she digs deep into the hearts of the troubled, flawed, and all-too-human souls who populate this beautifully written and utterly involving novel. I didn’t so much open the jacket on this book as fall inside the compelling story and get tangled up in all the lives, loves, broken dreams, and mistakes. Then I held tight, white knuckled, through the twisting inexorable ride." - Lisa Unger


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Hardback Editions

July 2019 : USA Hardback

Title: The Liar's Child
Author(s): Carla Buckley
ISBN: 1-4328-6563-3 / 978-1-4328-6563-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Pr
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March 2019 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Liar's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Carla Buckley
ISBN: 1-101-88712-5 / 978-1-101-88712-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Audio Editions

March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Liar's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Carla Buckley
Publisher: Random House Audio
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Liar's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Carla Buckley
Publisher: Random House Audio
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Liar's Child: A Novel
Author(s): Carla Buckley
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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