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A Place to Lie

(2018)
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In a dark, dark wood

In summer 1990, Caroline and Joanna are sent to stay with their great-aunt, Dora, to spend their holidays in a sunlit village near the Forest of Dean. The countryside is a welcome change from the trauma they know back home in the city - a chance to make the world a joyful playground again. But in the shadowy woods at the edge of the forest hide secrets that will bring their innocence to a distressing end and make this a summer they will never forget.

There was a dark, dark house

Years later, a shocking act of violence sends Joanna back to Witchwood. In her great-aunt's lonely and dilapidated cottage, she will attempt to unearth the secrets of that terrifying summer and come to terms with the haunting effects it has left on her life. But in her quest to find answers, whom can she trust? And will she be able to survive the impending danger from those trying to bury the truth?

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"A tense, brooding thriller which lays bare the dark currents of rural life; its secrets, lies and the sheer brutality which festers beneath the surface of seemingly idyllic village communities. With its sharp-eyed characterisation, expert plotting, and evocative prose, The Primrose Path marks Rebecca Griffiths as a future star of the domestic noir genre." - Eva Dolan

"I loved the contrasting settings, the vivid depictions of the Welsh community and landscape, the backdrop of isolation and fear that permeates every page, and the gnawing sense of uncertainty Rebecca succeeds in making you feel about just about everything and everybody you encounter in the book. Beautifully written, it's a truly chilling and impressive debut." - Gilly MacMillan

"A lusciously atmospheric rural mystery with a delicious backflip of an ending. There were moments that literally gave me shivers." - Alex Marwood


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Used availability for Rebecca Griffiths's A Place to Lie

Hardback Editions

December 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
ISBN: 0-7515-6198-3 / 978-0-7515-6198-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Paperback Editions

August 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
ISBN: 0-7515-6201-7 / 978-0-7515-6201-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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December 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
ISBN: 0-7515-6200-9 / 978-0-7515-6200-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

January 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Place To Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
ISBN: 1-4450-7869-4 / 978-1-4450-7869-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


January 2019 : UK Audio CD

Title: A Place To Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
ISBN: 1-4450-7870-8 / 978-1-4450-7870-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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December 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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December 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
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December 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

December 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Place to Lie
Author(s): Rebecca Griffiths
Publisher: Sphere
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU