Winner of the Costa Book of the Year 2015. The Lie Tree is a
wonderfully evocative and atmospheric novel by Frances Hardinge,
award-winning author of Cuckoo Song and Fly By Night. It is read by
star of BBC's Silent Witness Emilia Fox with an approximate running
time of 12 hours. Faith's father has been found dead under
mysterious circumstances, and as she is searching through his
belongings for clues she discovers a strange tree. The tree only
grows healthy and bears fruit if you whisper a lie to it. The fruit
of the tree, when eaten, will deliver a hidden truth to the person
who consumes it. The bigger the lie, the more people who believe
it, the bigger the truth that is uncovered. The girl realizes that
she is good at lying and that the tree might hold the key to her
father's murder, so she begins to spread untruths far and wide
across her small island community. But as her tales spiral out of
control, she discovers that where lies seduce, truths shatter ...
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