The Lies They Tell by Gillian French

The small town of Tenny’s Harbour is a summer playground for the very rich.  And everyone in Tenny’s Harbour knows about the Garrison tragedy.  An unexplained fire that destroyed their mansion and took the lives of 4 of the 5 Garrison family.  Pearl’s father, the caretaker for the property, is blamed for not finding the unknown intruder who set the fatal fire.  Now the summer people have arrived back in Tenny’s Harbour and suspicions about the fire are everywhere.

Whilst working at the Country Club, Pearl meets Tristan, the last surviving Garrison family member.  Tristan and his wealthy, arrogant friends befriend Pearl and draw her into their world of parties and secrets.  Pearl is determined to use her growing closeness to Tristan to find out the truth of who is responsible for the fire and the deaths of Tristan’s family – clearing her father’s name.

This is more of a slow-burn suspense story, certainly not a by the-seat-of-your-pants ride.  But it will keep you guessing as Pearl gets closer to the truth and finds herself in more and more danger.

Read more about the author, Gillian French, on her website.

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