Lies That Poison

Lies That Poison was my first book to be published by Joffe Books. It was re-released in September 2019.


When Tom Bowman moves to a pretty Yorkshire village to start a new business, he meets two women who will change his life.

Alys is a young woman with a troubled past, including an abusive boyfriend. She says she doesn’t want to get involved with anyone again, but a relationship soon develops between her and Tom.

Tom’s other neighbour is Hannah, an elderly woman who is often confused between past and present. 50 years ago, her sister died tragically young. Now, she sometimes thinks that Tom is the man who was to blame.

Hannah hates Alys, and warns Tom that he is in great danger from the woman he’s falling in love with.

Who should he believe and who is poisoning his mind with lies?

In a pulsating conclusion, Tom faces a heartbreaking choice with the potential to shatter everything he has built. And will he finally find out the truth about Alys?

Perfect for readers who love C. L. Taylor, Ruth Ware or Clare Mackintosh.

What readers are saying about LIES THAT POISON

“I wasn't sure what was coming next and kept gasping in surprise at revelations along the way.” Christine Toft

“I don’t give 5* very easily and this one deserves it in spades. Stunning.” Misfits Farm

“A very good psychological thriller that grips you from the start. The twists in it certainly keep you guessing.” Viv

“A gripping tale which kept me engrossed from beginning to end. I couldn’t put the book down.” Barbara

"Wow, wow, wow loved this book! One of the best books I've read this year! Couldn't put it down" Kindle Customer