<p><b>From fresh new voice Aliya Ali-Afzal, <i>Would I Lie to You?</i> is a page-turning, warm and funny debut about what happens when you have your dream life – and are about to lose it.</b></p><h2>'A refreshing new voice in commercial fiction' <i>Cosmopolitan</i></h2><p>At the school gates, Faiza fits in. It took a few years, but now the snobbish mothers who mistook her for the nanny treat her as one of their own. She's learned to crack their subtle codes, speak their language of handbags and haircuts and discreet silver watches. You'd never guess, at the glamorous kids' parties and the leisurely coffee mornings, that Faiza's childhood was spent following her parents round the Tooting Cash'n'Carry.</p><p>When her husband Tom loses his job in finance, he stays calm. Something will come along, and in the meantime, they can live off their savings. But Faiza starts to unravel. Raising the perfect family comes at a cost – and the money Tom put aside has gone. When Tom's redundancy package ends, Faiza will have to tell him she's spent it all.</p><p><i>Unless she doesn't...</i></p><p>It only takes a second to lie to Tom. Now Faiza has six weeks to find £75,000 before her lie spirals out of control. If anyone can do it, Faiza can: she's had to fight for what she has, and she'll fight to keep it. But as the clock ticks down, and Faiza desperately tries to put things right, she has to ask herself: how much more should she sacrifice to protect her family?</p><p><b>A tense, funny and page-turning debut from a fresh new voice in fiction, <i>Would I Lie to You?</i> is perfect for readers of Adele Parks, Celeste Ng, and Kiley Reid.</b></p>
<p>When Faiza's husband loses his job, she must conceal that she's spent the family's emergency savings trying to keep up with the Yummy Mummies of Wimbledon.</p>
'An uplifting and joyous read ... A refreshing new voice in commercial fiction'
<p>A smart, thoughtful and funny debut that handles themes of identity, culture, race, gender and finance with a light touch.</p>
<p>Author's writing has been longlisted for The Bath Novel Award, The Mslexia Novel Competition, The Mo Prize Hachette UK, and The Primadonna Prize.</p>
<p>Aliya Ali-Afzal is a keen observer of the Wimbledon yummy mummy tribe, and is often the only brown face at the school gates: the world of her book rings absolutely true.</p>
<p>MARKET: Liane Moriarty; Adele Parks; Marian Keyes; Kiley Reid; Celeste Ng.</p>