Lie Like a Magpie is a self-published young adult read by an exciting new author Lily Anna. It follows eighteen-year-old Maggie Morton, a member of a prestigious crime family, who lives a double life. When she starts at a school though, her cover is close to being blown by her arch enemy. This time it's different and soon becomes personal. Will she manage to hold it together?
I've read this book twice now. First time was when it appeared on a writing website as a rough draft. Then the second time it was a full-blown published debut novel. The transformation is breath taking. Taking a very good story that was a little rough around some of its edges, rather like copies of books on my shelf, she has polished this golden egg until it sparkles and crackles. Not that this was bad to start with, yet the writing is crisper and flows better.
The story has some great moments, the description of the raid on the school is akin to Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible. You're dragged along willingly as the story gathers speed until its final dizzy conclusion. An excellent book and story. look forward to reading more from this author. Five stars all the way.