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This Story Is a Lie

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
A YA thriller described as The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time meets John le Carré, about a teen math prodigy with an extreme anxiety disorder who finds himself caught in a web of lies and conspiracies after an assassination attempt on his mother.

Seventeen-year-old Peter Blankman is a math genius. He also suffers from devastating panic attacks. Pete gets through each day with the help of his mother—a famous scientist—and his beloved twin sister, Bel.

But when his mom is nearly assassinated in front of his eyes and Bel disappears, Pete finds himself on the run. Dragged into a world where state and family secrets intertwine, Pete must use his extraordinary analytical skills to find his missing sister and track down the people who attacked his mother. But his greatest battle will be with the enemy inside: the constant terror that threatens to overwhelm him.

Weaving between Pete’s past and present, This Story Is a Lie is a testimony from a  protagonist who is brilliant, broken and trying to be brave.

Genre: Young Adult Fiction

Praise for this book

"Dazzling. It's as though Escher and Schrödinger had collaborated on a thriller." - M R Carey

"Exceptional, funny, bleak and emotionally brutal and had me permanently on the edge of my seat." - Jack Grimwood

"A dazzling, dizzying rollercoaster of a novel, about memory and family and other things you can't completely trust. It will twist your brain in the best possible way." - Will Hill

"Unreliable. Unputdownable. Deeply empathetic. This Story Is a Lie is a magnificent rollercoaster of a book." - Marieke Nijkamp

"Tom Pollock displays a graceful mastery of both words and numbers in this brainy, unpredictable, and truly original thriller." - Samantha Shannon

"Incredible, my mind is blown." - Katherine Webber


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Hardback Editions

August 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: This Story Is a Lie
Author(s): Tom Pollock
ISBN: 1-61695-911-8 / 978-1-61695-911-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Teen
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Paperback Editions

July 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: This Story Is a Lie
Author(s): Tom Pollock
ISBN: 1-64129-032-3 / 978-1-64129-032-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soho Teen
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August 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: This Story Is a Lie: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Pollock
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: This Story Is a Lie: A Novel
Author(s): Tom Pollock
Publisher: Recorded Books
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August 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: This Story Is a Lie
Author(s): Tom Pollock
Publisher: Soho Teen
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