Review of The Lie Tree
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The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

Published by Macmillan for £7.99

COSTA BOOK OF THE YEAR FOR YOUNG ADULTS
 A wonderful, evocative and atmospheric novel,  Faiths father has been found dead under mysterious circumstances, and she is determined to find out exactly what happened to him.  She searches through his belongings for clues and discovers a strange tree.  It only bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it, and when the fruit is eaten, it will deliver a hidden truth to the person who consumes it.  But as her tales spiral out of control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truth shatters.  Brilliant, dark and utterly original.

Reviewed by Angela