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A Thousand Lies

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
Dagger Awards Best Novel (nominee)
In 1987 Sheila Shand was given a suspended sentence for murdering her father. At her trial, it emerged that she and her mother and sister had been forced to shield brutal sadist Leslie Shand while he subjected them to a reign of terror, daily beatings and sexual abuse. Years later, investigative journalist Amy Vaughan discovers letters and a newspaper cutting about the Shand case while clearing out her late mother's flat. Concluding that she must be related to the Shands, she decides to visit Sheila's mother who is in a care home. Amy is curious about the elderly Iris Shand who pores over an album of family photos, for Amy knows that photographs tell lies. Her own mother had subjected her to a different form of abuse - Munchausen By Proxy, using snaps of the daughter she'd made sick to try to keep the affections of Amy's father George, a charismatic con-man. Then George appears on Amy's doorstep after a long absence and tells her that he is dying of cancer. Soon she discovers that he may be lying about far more than his health. As she pursues her investigation of the Shand case, Amy realises that there is more to the murder of Leslie than the police ever unearthed, including two long-buried skeletons in woods near the family's home ...

 
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Hardback Editions

February 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-5982-X / 978-0-7528-5982-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Paperback Editions

September 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-7777-1 / 978-0-7528-7777-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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February 2006 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7528-6926-4 / 978-0-7528-6926-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
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Audio Editions

June 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7531-3532-9 / 978-0-7531-3532-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2006 : UK Audio CD
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
ISBN: 0-7531-2561-7 / 978-0-7531-2561-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

December 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: A Thousand Lies
Author(s): Laura Wilson
Publisher: Quercus
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