False Hearts

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What to expect

To save her twin, she must take her identity

One night Tila stumbles home, terrified and covered in blood. She’s then arrested for murder, the first by a civilian in decades. The San Francisco police suspect involvement with Verve, a powerful drug, and offer her twin sister Taema a chilling deal. Taema must assume Tila’s identity and gather information to bring down the drug syndicate. The police may then let her sister live. However, Taema’s investigation raises ghosts from the twins’ past.

The sisters were raised by a cult, which banned modern medicine – yet as conjoined twins, they needed life-saving surgery to replace their failing heart. And with help from co-conspirators, they escaped. Taema now discovers that Tila had found links between the cult and the city’s criminal underworld. The twins were once unable to keep secrets, but will learn the true cost of lies.

Critics Review

  • Just fantastic. Rarely have I torn through a book so quickly. Dark, smart, fast-paced & sexy

    Samantha Shannon, author of The Bone Season
  • False Hearts is that rarest of things – a fast-paced thriller with tons of heart and soul. Set in a chillingly believable future, it’s bursting with original concepts and unforgettable characters. I defy anyone to put it down

    Sarah Lotz
  • I thoroughly enjoyed it, from its explosive beginning right through to a very satisfying end. This is very much a character-driven piece, and although the story is of twins, it is really Taema’s tale. I can happily say False Hearts has been the highlight of my year’s reading so far

    James Oswald
  • A strong debut from someone who’s clearly got what it takes

    Peter F. Hamilton
  • False Hearts has an ingenious premise, and Laura Lam executes it flawlessly. Gritty and wise, your own pulse will be racing as you get caught up in this exciting tale

    Robert J. Sawyer
  • An intriguing and fast-paced tale

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