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‘A hugely exciting new voice in crime fiction’ Lucy Foley

‘The new face of domestic noir’ Evening Standard

‘One of the most compelling narrators I’ve ever encountered’ Shari Lapena

‘A protagonist to rival Villanelle’ Cosmopolitan



‘Chilling and original’ CLARE MACKINTOSH
‘A tense nerve-shredder’ VAL McDERMID
‘The perfect pscyh thriller – smart, dark and morally ambiguous’ TAMMY COHEN
‘You NEED to read this one’ LESLEY KARA
‘Toxic friendships don’t get more toxic than this’ PRIMA
‘Breathtakingly good’ T.M. LOGAN
‘You won’t want to put this one down’ CARA HUNTER
‘This is going to be the next massive thriller’ PANDORA SYKES
‘You’ll be turning the pages deep into the night’ HARLAN COBEN
‘Shockingly intimate and scarily insidious’ LISA GARDNER
‘The new face of domestic noir’ EVENING STANDARD
‘Brilliantly twisty’ MICHELLE FRANCES
‘A clever, deliciously dark pageturner’ ALICE FEENEY
‘Takes the idea of the unreliable narrator and spins it on its head’ ARAMINTA HALL
‘Brilliantly plotted’ ALI LAND
‘You won’t be able to put it down’ CHRISTINA DALCHER
‘I read this book with obsession I loved everything about it.’ ASHLEY AUDRAIN


It all started with one little lie . . .

Jane and Marnie have been inseparable since they were eleven years old. They have a lot in common. In their early twenties they both fell in love and married handsome young men.

But Jane never liked Marnie’s husband. He was always so loud and obnoxious, so much larger than life. Which is rather ironic now, of course.

Because if Jane had been honest – if she hadn’t lied – then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive . . .

This is Jane’s opportunity to tell the truth, the question is:
Do you believe her?


Seven Lies is the perfect psych thriller - smart, dark and morally ambiguous. I loved it.
Tammy Cohen, author of WHEN SHE WAS BAD
This is the smartest thriller we've read in a while . . . It's twisted and thrilling, and you will zip through it.
I loved it from the first page: spellbinding, urgent, creepy, and impossible to put down. Seven Lies is a hugely satisfying novel of deeply disturbed psychological suspense.
Chris Pavone, author of THE PARIS DIVERSION
A remarkable debut from a remarkable author
A pacy domestic thriller sure to keep you reading well past bedtime. Kay holds a mirror up to female friendship and the result is both relatable and utterly chilling
Sarah Langford, author of IN YOUR DEFENSE
A slick debut ... original and clever
Woman's Weekly
Beautifully lyrical, infused with a kind of anticipatory dread that grips you from the very beginning.
Birmingham Post
A dark, gripping story with one of the most interesting and compelling narrators I've ever encountered. Highly recommended
Shari Lapena, author of THE COUPLE NEXT DOOR
A highly entertaining, pitch-dark exploration of an intense and toxic friendship
Sunday Mirror
SEVEN LIES is a relentless, chilling story of what happens when friendship becomes obsession. Keep the lights on - you'll be turning pages deep into the night with this one
Harlan Coben, author of FOOL ME ONCE
Readers Digest
Dark, vivid, and engrossing. You won't want to put this one down!
Cara Hunter, author of CLOSE TO HOME
With a protagonist to rival Villanelle, you'll love this sharp, original and seductive thriller, which turns the idea of an unreliable narrator on its head.
Seven Lies takes the idea of the unreliable narrator and spins it on its head. An immersive study of female friendship and loneliness with a scarily reliable narrator who proves that truth is often scarier and stranger than any fiction.
Araminta Hall, author of OUR KIND OF CRUELTY
Compulsive, hypnotic . . . a tale of obsession, grief and the real meaning of truth
A compelling take on the obsession that can come with female friendship
I devoured Seven Lies in less than 24 hours. Such a clever, deliciously dark page turner and a compelling read
Alice Feeney, author of SOMETIMES I LIE
This gripping and very scary tale of obsessive love is a tour de force
Irish Independent
I read this book with obsession - I loved everything about it. Dark, intimate, and wonderfully unsettling, with the sharpest thriller writing there is, this was an all-consuming read.
Ashley Audrain
With a hold-your-breath moment near the end, we can't stop thinking about it
This is a tense nerve-shredder that wrong-footed me again and again, leaving the hairs on the back of my neck standing up. There's nothing more terrifying than watching someone disintegrate when love takes a wrong turn.
Val McDermid
Breathtakingly good - I devoured Seven Lies in a single weekend. A phenomenal debut.
We're in
Brilliantly twisty but also so insightful of human nature: this is a chilling portrayal of an obsessive relationship
Michelle Frances, author of THE GIRLFRIEND
A chilling read that we couldn't put down
The new face of domestic noir
Evening Standard
'Friends forever' becomes a weapon swung with fatal force in Elizabeth Kay's debut. A thriller deftly told through seven lies, the calmly manipulative Jane is a protagonist who will haunt you long after you finish turning the pages. The truth, it turns out, can be far more dangerous than any lie....It's going to be the next massive thriller.
Pandora Sykes
A chilling and original voice. It's gripping, fresh and unsettling - all the ingredients I love
Clare Mackintosh, author of LET ME LIE
Elizabeth Kay's debut is a gorgeously narrated and scarily real account of friendship-turned-fixation. You won't be able to put it down
Christina Dalcher, author of VOX
Irish Times
With scalpel sharp writing and a killer concept, Seven Lies is dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured. It heralds the arrival of a hugely exciting new voice in crime fiction
Lucy Foley, author of THE HUNTING PARTY
Kay's unputdownable thriller follows former childhood friends Jane and Marnie down a devious path littered with secrets, murder and, of course, lies
Compelling, clever, imaginative and beautifully written
Jo Spain, author of THE CONFESSION
What a narrator, and what a plot . . . I was absolutely hooked. Toxic friendships don't get more toxic than this
Superbly controlled writing, a captivating voice and a brilliantly plotted story about a toxic friendship
Ali Land, author of GOOD ME, BAD ME
What a narrator, and what a plot! Toxic friendships don't get more toxic than this.
Compelling . . . this fine novel shines a light on how our darkest moments shape our future
An electrifying psychological thriller . . . even readers who suspect where the story is heading should brace themselves for a wild and surprising ride.
Publishers Weekly
You NEED to read this one. So very unsettling!
Lesley Kara, author of THE RUMOUR
Shockingly intimate and scarily insidious. Seven Lies explores the explosive truths behind obsession, love, and a seemingly perfect friendship
Lisa Gardner, author of FEAR NOTHING
This compelling and unsettling thriller will have you totally gripped!
The Sun (Fabulous Magazine)
Chilling and unusual, we couldn't put it down