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A Thousand Lies

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  48 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In 1987, Sheila Shand was given a suspended sentence for killing her father. But, when novelist Amy Vaughan begins her research on a book some 17 years later, she soon discovers that some key aspects of the case have been overlooked.
Hardcover, 290 pages
Published January 1st 2006 by Orion (first published 2005)
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Lizzy Chandler
The judge said (I will never forget this), ‘In many ways your life has been a form of punishment.’ Sometimes I wonder what he would have said if I had told the truth.

So Sheila Shand, a woman convicted of the manslaughter of her father, wrote in her journal in 1988, hinting at one of the many lies which Laura Wilson’s crime novel, A Thousand Lies, goes on to uncover and explain.

Sheila’s journals, and the sections from her point of view, are an important element of the novel, but the main story ce
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CekMoNSter
This is a thriller, one that has lots of people dead, or dying..
And the only cause for this comes from a man.
I really liked the blurb at the back of this book. To be honest, it was simple and straightforward. Though, reading it gave me a grandeur feeling of something nasty written. It did.
The story is filled with twists, mostly about who was murdering who.

It began when Amy`s mother died because of cancer, and she was clearing her mom`s apartment when she found a diary written by a Maureen Shand
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Kate Heceta
Highly creepy. Laura Wilson tells the story of a woman abused and raped constantly by her father, and how she comes to terms with the truth and the ghosts of her past, aided by her cousin, an investigative journalist named Amy. I have absolutely no criticism for this book. It accurately portrayed a subject that is still kind of taboo even today, and the simple, plain way that Wilson tells a story was intensely moving. Go read it!
Joanne
Het is dat ik dit boek heb geluisterd anders had ik het zeker weten niet uitgelezen in de hoek gegooid. Wat een ontzettend ongeloofwaardig en vergezocht verhaal. En totaal niet spannend, terwijl het een thriller is. Geen aanrader!!
Weebly
This was quite a disturbing book, reminded me of the story of the guy in Austria who kept his daughter locked in the cellar and had kids with her - nasty but compelling to read.
Faye Lewis
Hard hitting with serious subjects ie incest, Munchausen's disease, murder, domestic violence, animal cruelty. A good read with a non too disappointing climax.
Sue
Feb 07, 2011 Sue rated it 3 of 5 stars
Shelves: mystery
This is a fictionalised version of the true story Murder in the Heart by Alexandra Artley, which I found facinating but very uncomfortable to read.
Anya
Beklijvind. Simpelweg beklijvend.
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Laura Wilson is an English crime-writer based in London, where she was born and raised. She has degrees in English Literature form Somerville College, Oxford, and University College London, and has worked as a teacher and editor of non-fiction.

Many of her novels have either a historical setting or a distinct historical connection, and often have split or
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