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Would I Lie to You?
Would I Lie to You? Aliya Ali-Afzal

From fresh new voice Aliya Ali-Afzal, Would I Lie to You? is a page-turning, warm and funny debut about what happens when you have your dream life – and are about to lose it.

'A refreshing new voice in commercial fiction' Cosmopolitan

At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of their own. She's learned to crack their subtle codes, speak their language of handbags and haircuts and discreet silver watches. You'd never guess, at the glamorous kids' parties and the leisurely coffee mornings, that Faiza's childhood was spent following her parents round the Tooting Cash'n'Carry.

When her husband Tom loses his job in finance, he stays calm. Something will come along, and in the meantime, they can live off their savings. But Faiza starts to unravel. Raising the perfect family comes at a cost – and the money Tom put aside has gone. When Tom's redundancy package ends, Faiza will have to tell him she's spent it all.

Unless she doesn't...

It only takes a second to lie to Tom. Now Faiza has six weeks to find £75,000 before her lie spirals out of control. If anyone can do it, Faiza can: she's had to fight for what she has, and she'll fight to keep it. But as the clock ticks down, and Faiza desperately tries to put things right, she has to ask herself: how much more should she sacrifice to protect her family?

A tense, funny and page-turning debut from a fresh new voice in fiction, Would I Lie to You? is perfect for readers of Adele Parks, Celeste Ng, and Kiley Reid.

Head of Zeus * Fiction
08 Jul 2021 * 448pp * £7.99 * 9781800245693
REVIEWS
'An uplifting and joyous read ... A refreshing new voice in commercial fiction'
Cosmopolitan
Author

Aliya Ali-Afzal

Aliya Ali-Afzal
Aliya Ali-Afzal moved to London from Pakistan as a young child, first working as a City head-hunter and then retraining as an Executive MBA career coach. After a career of helping people to achieve their career goals, she has taken her own and become a writer. She is studying for an MA in Creative Writing at Royal Holloway, is an Alum of Curtis Brown Creative, and has had her writing longlisted for The Bath Novel Award, The Mslexia Novel Competition, The Mo Prize Hachette UK, and The Primadonna Prize. She also holds a degree in Russian and German from UCL.
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