The Lie Tree: Chapter One

  • by Frances Hardinge
  • Narrated by Emilia Fox
  • 0 hrs and 20 mins
  • Other

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015
The Lie Tree is a wonderfully evocative and atmospheric story by Frances Hardinge, award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly by Night.
Faith's father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree grows healthy and bears fruit only if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered.
The girl realizes that she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter....
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This is just the 1st chapter and it sounds very promising I'll have to wait a couple of days to get the rest
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- Jaye Hardy

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2017
  • Publisher: Pan Macmillan Publishers Ltd.