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The Many Lies of Veronica Hawkins

Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781408719015

Price: £20

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Cursed woman

Beautiful socialite
Tragic heiress

Just who was Veronica Hawkins?

When Martina Torres arrives in the glamorous and vibrant metropolis of Hong Kong, newly married to her high school sweetheart, the world seems to be her oyster. But looks can be deceiving. Adrift in a foreign city, with no job and no friends, Martina chafes in her new role as Expat Wife.

But her luck changes when she meets Veronica Hawkins. Beautiful, sophisticated, and very, very rich, Veronica is the epitome of Old Hong Kong–the last surviving member of a British mercantile dynasty that built the city during its colonial heyday. Martina can hardly believe her fortune when she’s taken under Veronica’s wing and into her confidence, with Veronica helping her to find a new apartment, a new career, and most importantly, a new self.

Veronica transforms Martina’s life and then, shockingly, she dies. She disappears over the side of a yacht during a party attended by Hong Kong’s most influential people — yet somehow there are no witnesses.

Was it murder? Suicide? A terrible accident? What really happened to Veronica Hawkins?

Somebody knows but nobody’s telling.


‘Glamorous, shocking and deliciously deceptive. The kind of sharp, exciting and sophisticated mystery I just adore’ CHRIS WHITAKER

‘A twisty thriller with rich and complex female friendships. I tore through this one’ Kelley Armstrong, New York Times No. 1 Bestselling Author
‘Smart, suspenseful, and utterly addictive’ Karen M. McManus, No. 1 New York Times bestselling author of One of Us Is Lying

‘Vivid, immersive and compulsive, the layers of detail are gorgeous, and the quick wit and devious twists mean that you know everyone is lying, but it’s a rollercoaster ride to find out what they’re lying about.’ – Alexia Casale, author of THE BEST WAY TO BURY YOUR HUSBAND

‘A smart, twisted story filled with secrets and lies played out in the vibrant, glittering setting of Hong Kong’ Marina McCarron

“With its richly drawn setting and thorny, complex characters, this story of two women, a friendship, and a fateful night keeps you guessing to the end.” –Kate Alice Marshall, author of What Lies in the Woods and No One Can Know

“A joyous, addictive exploration of materialism and excess, beautifully conjuring Hong Kong in all its societal layers. This is a delightfully dark novel which brings to mind The Great Gatsby in early 21st Century Hong Kong’ Lisa Ballantyne

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