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Seven Lies
A Novel
By (author): Elizabeth Kay
9780735239265 Paperback, Trade English General Trade FICTION / Thrillers / Domestic Jun 16, 2020
$24.95 CAD
Active 6.09 x 9 x 0.92 in | 0.92 lb 352 pages Penguin Canada Viking
“Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept-dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured.”

—Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

It all started with just one little lie. But we all know that it never ends there. Because, of course, one lie leads to another…


Growing up, Jane and Marnie shared everything. They knew the other’s deepest secrets. They wouldn’t have had it any other way. But when Marnie falls in love, things begin to change.

Because Jane has a secret: she loathes Marnie’s wealthy, priggish husband. So when Marnie asks if she likes him, Jane tells her first lie. After all, even best friends keep some things to themselves. If she had been honest, then perhaps her best friend’s husband might still be alive today…

For, of course, it’s not the last lie. In fact, it’s only the beginning…

Seven Lies is Jane’s confession of the truth—her truth. Compelling, sophisticated, chilling, it’s a seductive, hypnotic pageturner about the tangled, toxic friendships between women, the dark underbelly of obsession and what we stand to lose in the name of love.

Publication History: Original Trade Paperback

ACQUIRED IN INTENSE AUCTION: Pam Dorman acquired Seven Lies (and another untitled novel) in a huge, multi-day auction and it went on to sell in more than twenty-five territories in just two months, with Sphere at Little Brown publishing in the UK.

MAJOR TV DEAL: TV rights have already sold in a five-way auction to Drama Republic (producers of The Honorable Woman and Wanderlust).

FITS RIGHT IN WITH BESTSELLING DOMESTIC SUSPENSE TITLES: If you gasped at The Woman in the Window, if you spent time getting to know Nine Perfect Strangers and The Girl Before, if you were mesmerised by The Silent Patient, you will adore Seven Lies. It has the perfect balance of upmarket, modern writing combined with a killer commercial hook around the structure of the seven lies told by Jane as her story unfolds.

INCREDIBLY STRONG, CONFESSIONAL VOICE: This is not just another domestic suspense novel. This is compulsively readable, told in an assured, seductive first-person voice.

VERY SUCCESSFUL NICHE FOR IMPRINT: In the wake of Fiona Barton’s success, we have been looking for someone new who can write a stand-above-the-pack thriller on a steady basis. Lizzy is so smart, so savvy, so talented—she is a star in the making.

AUTHOR IN THE INDUSTRY: The author is an editor herself at Transworld in the UK, so she knows the ins and outs of publishing, and will be keen to do anything needed to make this book a bestselling success.

PUBLICITY OPPORTUNITY: Lizzy’s father-in-law lives near Calgary (and while she isn’t Canadian, she has visited recently).

OTPB: We’re publishing in original trade.

ELIZABETH KAY works in the publishing industry under a different name. She lives in London and has a first-class degree in English Literature.

Author Residence: London

Marketing: NetGalley reader review drive

Outdoor advertising

Extensive paid social advertising

Book club partnerships

Google display advertising

Potential opportunity in audio, narrator dependent

Podcast advertising

Reading guide



Publicity: Extensive review coverage in daily newspapers like The Globe and Mail and Toronto Star

Select review and feature coverage in lifestyle magazines like Canadian Living and Chatelaine

Select national radio interviews with programs like CBC The Next Chapter

Extensive blogger outreach to our thriller community

Pitch for CTV’s The Social “The Social Chapter” book club selection for August

Potential to tour to Calgary & Toronto

Extensive ARC mailing for early review coverage

Indie bookstore visits and signings

Indigo bookstore visits and signings

A LOAN STAR’S PICK
 
One of…
Elle Canada’s 15 Buzzy New Books to Read This Summer
BBC’s “Books of 2020: What you could be reading”
Her’s “30 debut novels to keep an eye out for in 2020”

Winnipeg Free Press’s “In with the new: First half of 2020 sure to satisfy most literary tastes”
The Globe and Mail’s “Six thrillers to entertain you through the dog days of August


Praise for Seven Lies:

“A dark, gripping story with one of the most interesting and compelling narrators I’ve ever encountered. Highly recommended!” —Shari Lapena, the New York Times bestselling author of The Couple Next Door

“Scalpel-sharp writing and a killer concept—dark, clever, compelling and utterly assured.”
Lucy Foley, author of The Guest List, a Hello Sunshine x Reese Witherspoon Book Club Pick

“Every once in a while, you read a book and just know that you’ll read whatever else they write. If you’re a fan of thrillers, Elizabeth Kay is one of those writers.”
Elle Canada

 
“Shockingly intimate and scarily insidious. Seven Lies explores the explosive truths behind obsession, love, and a seemingly perfect friendship.”
—Lisa Gardner, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Never Tell

Seven Lies is a relentless, chilling story of what happens when friendship becomes obsession.  Keep the lights on—you’ll be turning pages deep into the night with this one.”
—Harlan Coben, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away

“I loved it from the first page: spellbinding, urgent, creepy, and impossible to put down. Seven Lies is a hugely satisfying novel of deeply disturbed psychological suspense.”
—Chris Pavone, the New York Times bestselling author of The Paris Diversion

Seven Lies is brilliant.”
Clare Mackintosh, New York Times bestselling author of Let Me Lie

“Dark, vivid, and engrossing. You won’t want to put this one down!”
Cara Hunter, bestselling author of Close to Home

“Seven Lies is a good old psychological thriller of the Patricia Highsmith school. It’s so solid that it’s hard to believe that it’s a debut…”
The Globe and Mail

“This is the smartest thriller we’ve read in a while. Which is to say it messed with our minds…. It’s twisted and thrilling, and you will zip through it.”
Goop

“An electrifying psychological thriller…Even readers who suspect where the story is heading should brace themselves for a wild and surprising ride. Kay…is off to an impressive start.”
Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“[F]ascinating, and wicked entertainment.”
Kirkus Reviews

“[Seven Lies is] a fresh take on ’best friend noir’…”
—The Standard (UK)

“This compelling and unsettling thriller will have you totally gripped!”
The Sun (UK)

“[C]ompelling…. Seven Lies is a fascinating psychological thriller…”
—Toronto.com

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