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Review : Deception by Lesley Pearse

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Deception by Lesley Pearse is out 7th July, published by Penguin Michael Joseph in hardback, priced £20

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book cover for Deception by Lesley Pearse.  A woman in a winter coat is standing sideways on a high street
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Michael Joseph (7 July 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 384 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0241544939
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0241544938

What happens when the person closest to you has led a life of deception?

After the funeral of her mother, Sally, Alice Kent is approached by a man named Angus Tweedy. He claims to be her father and tells her that he served time in prison for marrying Sally bigamously.

What does he hope to gain by telling her this now, thirty years on? How can her adored dad Ralph not be her true father? And why did her mother betray her so badly?

She had accepted Sally’s many faults, and her reluctance to ever speak of the past. But faced with this staggering deception, Alice knows she must uncover the whole truth about her mother.

Whatever the cost.

As Alice journeys into the past she discovers her mother may never have been the woman she claimed to be . . .

Book Review

Deception is another Lesley Pearce book that had me utterly gripped. One of my favourite authors and I always excitedly await her next book to devour. I have been fortunate to read and review her last 7 books. I adore her writing style and the story telling is always superb.

Alice Kent notices a man at her mother’s funeral and is surprised when he wants to talk. What he has to say changes her family dynamic forever and Alice decides to find out about her mother.

Her discoveries help her to begin to understand why her mother behaved the way she did.

I love that Deception is set out as a dial timeline so that we can read first-hand about Janet and her troubled past.

I really felt for Janet. She had an emotional journey which her daughter felt as she discovered her family secrets.

I love how Lesley Pearse writes her characters, written well with believable actions and personalities. As the reader I am always emotionally interested in their stories.

Another great read by Lesley Pearce.

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International bestselling author Lesley Pearse has lived a life as rich with incidents, setbacks and joys as any found in her novels.

Resourceful, determined and willing to have a go at almost anything, Lesley left home at sixteen. By the mid sixties she was living in London, sharing flats, partying hard and married to a trumpet player in a jazz-rock band. She has also worked as a nanny and a Playboy bunny, and designed and made clothes to sell to boutiques.

It was only after having three daughters that Lesley began to write. The hardships, traumas, close friends and lovers from those early years were inspiration for her beloved novels. She published her first book at forty-nine and has not looked back since.

Lesley is still a party girl.

Twitter @LesleyPearse

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