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The Perfect Lie

The Perfect Lie

Author(s): Emily Barr

Location(s): Falmouth, London, Venice

Genre(s): Fiction, Thriller

Era(s): Modern



A girl flees to Venice to escape her dangerous past in this electrifying novel of intrigue, psychological tension and suspense…

For Lucy Riddick, Venice has always been the dream destination. A dream inspired by the pretty picture pinned to her mother’s kitchen wall. To Lucy, Venice seems the ideal place to lose herself. And now she needs to do just that. The secret she’s been keeping from her boyfriend and her friends has finally caught up with her and Lucy needs to disappear – and fast. There’s no better time to pack her bags and head for Italy. But what if, when she sets foot in Venice, Lucy finds that the one thing she has been running from, the one thing she has been trying to escape, is already there, lying in wait for her? Time to run away again? Or time to end the chase, once and for all?

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The book moves between Falmouth, London and Venice (via a brief sojourn in Paris). Venice in particular just leaps off the page – Cedric –

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Author: Tina Hartas

I dived into reading this thriller without knowing really what the story was about. It’s actually quite a liberating not reading the blurb of the back cover – have you tried doing that? It...

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Enter the 2021TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

A story in which the location plays as important a role as the rest of your words.

2,500 word maximum, 750 word minimum

Judges include Victoria Hislop and Rosanna Ley

First Prize of £1,000 / US$1,350

Prizes total £1,750 / US$2,362 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 6th November 2021