The Lie Tree

The Lie Tree

The leaves were cold and slightly clammy. There was no mistaking them. She had seen their likeness painstakingly sketched in her father's journal. This was his greatest secret, his treasure and his undoing. The Tree of Lies. Now it was hers, and the journey he had never finished stretched out before her.

When Faith's father is found dead under mysterious circumstances, she is determined to untangle the truth from the lies. Searching through his belongings for clues, she discovers a strange tree. A tree that feeds off whispered lies and bears fruit that reveals hidden secrets.

But as Faith's untruths spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter...

Title:The Lie Tree
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781447264101
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    The Lie Tree Reviews

  • Nataliya

    Frances Hardinge is one of my most treasured literary finds of the past few years. She is one of those writers that make me want to happily give the shout-outs to their books from the rooftops and end...

  • TheBookSmugglers

    ONE THOUSAND STARSI’ve made several false starts with this review because I don’t know what to write. How do I describe The Lie Tree?As a Victorian murder mystery?As a book about lies and truths a...

  • Hannah Greendale

    Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend. ...

  • Bradley

    Thanks goes to Netgalley for the ARC!1860, and all the true social horrors that the time can bring, can also be a time, in the right writer's hands, that can bring the greatest illumination upon all s...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    I'm going to leave this at a 3 for now. I liked it, but there were some things so it might just be my mood! I hope I'm not coming up on a book slump!! I mean real life is causing me some probs so I wi...

  • carol.

    Let me be frank--Shawn: As long as I can be Dean and Gus can be Sammy.Gus: Why do I always have to be Sammy?Shawn: Fine, he's Sammy. That makes you Joey Bishop. Is that what you really want? You want ...

  • Hugh

    I don't read children's books very often, but the fact that this one won the overall Costa prize, backed up by a couple of positive friend reviews here, persuaded to make an exception. The basic premi...

  • Maria Espadinha

    Tell me lies , tell me sweet little lies...Oh, No!...Not silly, mean, small, insignificant lies!Let them be huge, outrageous, extraordinary, gigantic!Feed me a juicy, spicy lie, one of those everyone ...

  • Thomas

    I felt super in the middle about this one. On one hand, I appreciated Faith's budding feminism, her fierce determination and her defiance of authority. On the other, I struggled to care much about the...

  • Mercedes

    3.5 stars...