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A Time to Lie
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A Time to Lie (Paperback)

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An explosive, fast-paced espionage thriller for fans of Frank Gardner and Mick Herron.

'Dark and twisted, A Time to Lie is a tense and timely novel' Adam Hamdy

A pulse-pounding thrill-ride' Chris Whitaker


On the morning of the Tory Party conference, the bones of a young woman's hand are discovered in a London building site.


Prime Minister Robin Sandford is accused of killer her. With his career on the brink of ruin, he enlists the unofficial help of MI5. A decision which leads him into a new world of espionage, mass executions and murder.


The deeper he goes, the more treacherous the game becomes. And if he fails to expose the truth, the whole country will pay the price...

'A pulse-pounding thrill-ride' Chris Whitaker

'Dark and twisted, a tense and timely novel' Adam Hamdy

'Masterful ... I was completely absorbed' Daily Record

'Brims with tension' Sunday Post

Fiction & PoetryCrime & Thrillers Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Publication Date: 10/06/2021 ISBN-13: 9780008214500  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Simon Berthon is a BAFTA award-winning and highly acclaimed investigative film-maker and journalist who lives in London. He has spent much of his life delving into the secrets of state, and has written non-fiction books under another name.

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Customer Reviews

I love a good political thriller and this one is full of suspense all the way through! Prime Minister Robin Sandford has his own ideas on policy and there are those in his team who disagree.. When a hand is found, Jed Fowkes - Special Advisor to the Treasury - and long time friend of the PM reminds Robbie of past times when they flat-shared with another, and how the discovery of the body part is likely to lead right to his door. With his career in the balance, Robbie needs help so uses a roundabout way to involve MI5 finding he's really in the midst of the world of intrigue, espionage - and murder. This is a rollercoaster of a read! If you are among the few who still believes everything that comes out of a politician's mouth then this will change your way of thinking. A riveting tale and one I just had to keep on reading; each time I thought of setting it aside, there was another question that I just HAD to find out the answer to! This is a writer who knows his stuff and has constructed a gripping story with a believable scenario, populated with beautifully rounded characters. A stunning read, thoroughly enjoyed and one I'm not only happy to recommend but also give five glowing stars. Definitely an author to add to my list.

- 10/12/2020
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