The Book of Lies, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (1 rating)


On this island your friends and your enemies quickly end up the same . . . -1985-When fifteen-year-old Catherine sees her best friend slip from a wild cliff path she vows never to say a word.

But Catherine was the last person to see her alive.-1940- Charlie is also holding back a secret from the adults on the island.

As German soldiers arrive on Guernsey, he carries out an act of rebellion with consequences that will reach far into the future - and into Catherine's own life.

The Book of Lies is a powerful novel about friendship, love and betrayal.

Weaving together two lives across the decades, it proves that no truth is as simple as it seems.


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I did and I didn't like this book. I liked the voice. I thought the dynamics of the teenage relationship were well observed and written. I thought it had a really good sense of place which I found believable.What I didn't like - the secondary story: the account of what happened in the war. I found that slightly *too* confusing and it didn't quite sit properly for me re motivations. I feel it missed a trick or two with what could have been done.As a side note, this book has footnotes in it. I was reading it on Kindle and, if you've never experienced them, footnotes on Kindle are epically annoying. At the end of every chapter the footnotes appeared without a paragraph break or owt. I'd recommend picking up a hardcopy rather than the Kindle version (unless you're less easily narked than I am, obviously.)

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