The Lies I Never Told You

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What to expect

A split-second decision.
A terrible price to pay.

“You have to keep reading until the last page, the last word, the very last full stop. It’s unputdownable.-Le Pays Briard

“An intense and powerful novel.” -Le Point

“The characters are no angelsthey resemble us.” -Le Point

A rare pearl. Each page has us question our idea of humanity.-Le Parisien

“A novel that will have you delve into the intimacy of its’ characters flawed lives.” -Carrefour Savoir

Immerse yourself in the meanders of the human mind, its sense of guilt and everything else that is part of human weakness.” -Le Pays Briard

“A strong novel.” -Tele 7 Jours

When Pax, a middle-aged second-rate actor, scores an audition for a blockbuster, he is convinced fate has taken pity on him and he will finally get to spend some time in the limelight.

He leaves his flat in a hurry, ignoring the alarming sounds coming from the apartment above. He is beside himself when he learns what devastating consequences his decision had: not only was his neighbour Alex assaulted and left for dead, he is also his girlfriend Emi’s son . . .

Before long, Pax is faced with an impossible choice: should he continue to deceive Emi, the one person who always believed in him, or tell the truth and destroy their relationship?

(P) 2020 Hodder & Stoughton Ltd

Critics Review

  • A rare pearl. Each word is chosen with care, each page has us confront our own inconsistencies and question our idea of humanity.

    Le Parisien
  • An intense and powerful novel. The characters in this book are no angels. Nothing shows this better than the fact that they resemble us.

    Le Point
  • Immerse yourself in the meanders of the human mind, its sense of guilt and everything else that contributes to human weakness . . . You have to keep reading until the last page, the last word, the very last full stop. It’s unputdownable.

    Le Pays Briard
  • A novel that will have you delve into the intimacy of its characters’ flawed lives.

    Carrefour Savoirs
  • An emotionally strong novel

    Télé 7 Jours

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