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Little Liar

Narrated by: Peter Kenny
Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Richard and Judy and international best-selling author of The Guilty One returns with a nail-biting ride of 'he said/she said' between a teacher and his pupil. For fans of Anatomy of a Scandal and TV's Liar and Dr Foster.

The accused.

While Nick Dean is enjoying an evening at home with his family, he is blissfully unaware that one of his pupils has just placed an allegation of abuse against him - and that Nick's imminent arrest will see the start of everything he knows and loves disintegrating around him.

Because mud sticks, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty.

The accuser.

When Angela Furness decides that enough is enough - she hates her parents, hates her friends and, most of all, despises what has recently happened at school - she does the only thing she knows will get her attention: calls the police. But Angela is unaware that the shocking story she is about to tell will see her life begin to topple.

Because once you've said what you've said, there's no way back, right? No matter if you're innocent or guilty.

In a gripping tale of two families torn apart by one catastrophic betrayal, Little Liar illustrates the fine line between guilt and innocence and shows that everyone has their secrets, even those we ought to trust the most.... 

©2018 Lisa Ballantyne (P)2018 Hachette Audio UK

Critic Reviews

"One of the most readable, emotionally intense novels of the year." (Richard and Judy)

"Sophisticated, suspenseful, unsettling," (Lee Child) 

"An outstanding work of fiction." (Daily Record

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  • Simon
  • 02-08-2018

A Book Full of Victims

A classic case of he said / she said when a young girl accuses a teacher of abuse it sets in motion a series of events that could rip their families apart. Both accused and accuser are treated sympathetically as the ripples of the accusation crash like waves on them and those they hold dear. It's cleverly done and at no time can you be sure of the real truth until the very end.

That ending doesn't pull its punches making this a very satisfying drama which is well illustrated by Peter Kenny's voice. I'm not sure I'd lavish the huge praise on it that Richard and Judy have but they are right that it is emotionally intense and it does a decent job of exploring the ramifications of what is an incredibly difficult problem for today's society.

A very satisfying listen.

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  • Lynn Wright
  • 02-11-2018

What to believe?

No spoilers here, a great read, love Lisa Ballantyne and looking forward to her next!

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  • Jane Smith
  • 08-08-2018

Strange narration

The narrator’s voice here has a really strange inflection. He accentuates the last word in every sentence, as if there was an exclamation mark. I’m afraid he makes this sound like a children’s book. The story is good, such a shame.

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  • Ewa Sinclair
  • 10-01-2019

Story ok but poor performance

It was long since I have heard such a bad performance. Horrendous “Spanish” accent (something between Russian and plain speech impairment), hysterical females ugh! Everything was poor about it.