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The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
The Lie Tree
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Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no... show more
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy—a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. She knows that her family moved to the close-knit island of Vane because her famous scientist father was fleeing a reputation-destroying scandal. And she knows, when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, that he was murdered.

In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father’s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree only bears fruit when she whispers a lie to it. The fruit of the tree, when eaten, delivers a hidden truth. The tree might hold the key to her father’s murder—or it may lure the murderer directly to Faith herself.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781419718953 (1419718959)
ASIN: 1419718959
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Wanda's Book Reviews
Wanda's Book Reviews rated it
4.0 The Lie Tree / Frances Hardinge
Faith Sunderly leads a double life. To most people, she is reliable, dull, trustworthy - a proper young lady who knows her place as inferior to men. But inside, Faith is full of questions and curiosity, and she cannot resist mysteries: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She knows secrets no o...
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
2.5 The Lie Tree
After the awesomeness that was Cuckoo Song, I was fully expecting to love The Lie Tree. I did not. I hyped myself up, and set myself up for disappointment. Not bitter disappointment. More a general listless deflated feeling. Woe is me. The story is interesting and the writing is good. Hardinge is ...
Chibivi in Booksland
Chibivi in Booksland rated it
3.5 Review: "The Lie Tree" by Frances Hardinge
A tree that feeds with lies and a mysterious death, just what a book needs to intrigue me. 'The Lie Tree' has a great plot, but not such a great beginning. What I didn’t enjoy about this book is the fact that the first few chapters are really slow-paced, so I was afraid that it won’t work for me and...
carriemesrobian
carriemesrobian rated it
0.0 The Lie Tree
I absolutely loved this book. Just sunk into it each winter night with so much happiness. It's a dreary, creepy, mysterious world, full of old bones and suspicious locals and sea caves and private papers full of secrets. I loved the intersection of religion and science and the guile of the main ...
Defenestraethe
Defenestraethe rated it
5.0 The Lie Tree - Frances Hardinge
Seriously trippy story about a young Victorian woman, her family going through a grim time, exiled to a gothic island, and how she is good at things, but isn’t permitted to do anything because of sexism, and how she finds ways to circumvent that in order to solve a puzzle when there isn’t anyone els...
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