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A stunning debut novel from the winner of the Orwell Prize 2010 and the inaugural Wellcome Trust Book Prize 2009

On a hot summer's afternoon, Ursula Salter runs sobbing from the loch on her parents' Scottish estate and confesses, distraught, that she has killed Michael, her 19 year old nephew. But what really happened? No body can be found, and Ursula's story is full of contradictions. In order to protect her, the Salters come up with another version of events, a decision that some of them will come to regret. Years later, at a family gathering, a witness speaks up and the web of deceit begins to unravel. What is the white lie? Only one person knows the whole truth. Narrating from beyond the grave, Michael takes us to key moments in the past, looping back and back until - finally - we see what he sees.

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"A really terrific read... Elegant, well written, genuinely gripping." - Joanne Harris


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Paperback Editions

December 2013 : USA Paperback
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
ISBN: 0-544-06103-9 / 978-0-544-06103-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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July 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
ISBN: 1-78072-090-4 / 978-1-78072-090-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
ISBN: 1-78072-039-4 / 978-1-78072-039-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

July 2012 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
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March 2012 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
ISBN: 1-4074-9816-9 / 978-1-4074-9816-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2013 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Mariner Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


January 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The White Lie
Author(s): Andrea Gillies
Publisher: Short Books
Availability: Amazon UK   



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