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Tell Me Lies

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781869718169

Price: £13.99

ON SALE: 2nd November 2023

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Thriller / Suspense

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‘There’s no doubt about it: Pomare is a master of the carefully constructed, impeccably paced psycho-thriller.’ – The Australian

Psychologist Margot Scott has a picture-perfect life: a nice house in the suburbs, a husband, two children and a successful career.

On a warm spring morning Margot approaches one of her clients on a busy train platform. He is looking down at his phone, with his duffel bag in hand as the train approaches. That’s when she slams into his back and he falls in front of the train.

Margot’s clients all lie to her, but one lie cost her family and freedom.

A fast-paced psychological thriller for fans of The Silent Patient.

‘one of our freshest talents’ – NZ Listener


This is a chillingly superb novel. It is a thriller, cleverly plotted, and will have you likely reading it in one sitting.
NATIONAL [PRINT] REVIEW, The Weekly Times, [AUDIENCE: 50,808, ASR: 3,789]
Some startling surprises towards the end and a dark, thoughtful conclusion with keep you frantically turning the pages.
ACT [PRINT] Canberra Weekly [AUDIENCE: 43,073, ASR: 481]
It is a deliciously tight and twisty tale that is guaranteed to keep you turning the pages into the wee hours.
NATIONAL [PRINT], Good Reading Magazine, [AUDIENCE: 8,000, ASR: AUD 1,158]
New Zealand-born award-winning author J.P. Pomare spins another intriguing tale in his latest thriller.
NATIONAL [PRINT], Reader's Digest, [AUDIENCE: 200,104, ASR: AUD 5,717]
A twisty tale full of suspense and mystery.
NATIONAL [PRINT], New Idea, [AUDIENCE: 211,855, ASR: AUD 7,821]
Tell Me Lies is a fastpaced, mystery thriller by Melbourne-based Kiwi author JP Pomare.
NATIONAL [PRINT], The Age and Sydney Morning Herald, [AUDIENCE: 144,211, ASR: AUD 12,289]
inclusion to come.
QLD [PRINT] REVIEW, Noosa Style Magazine
review to come.
[ONLINE] INCLUSION, Pedestrian ‘Summer Reads’ special
Some startling surprises towards the end and a dark, thoughtful conclusion with keep you frantically turning the pages.
ACT [PRINT], Review, Canberra Weekly, [AUDIENCE: 43,073, ASR: AUD 260]
review to come.
[ONLINE] REVIEW, Newtown Review of Books
The acclaimed author of Call Me Evie and In the Clearing returns with this twisty psychological thriller [...]
WA, The West Australian (Saturday edition), [AUDIENCE: 205,782, ASR: AUD 564]
Pomare's use of news reports and court testimony serves to add credibility to what is an incredible plot, full of false leads, misdirection and lies.
inclusion to come.
[ONLINE] INCLUSION, Assembly Label ‘Summer Reads’
A whodunit with a limited number of possibilities that encourages the reader to guess between a handful of possibilities.
VIC [PRINT], Herald Sun, [AUDIENCE: 306,571, ASR: AUD 4,872]
A BRAND new fast-paced psychological thriller from the new master of the genre from the author of Call Me Evie.
VIC [PRINT], Sunraysia Daily, [AUDIENCE: 7,268, ASR: AUD 450]