Set during and just after the First World War, The Lie is an enthralling, heart-wrenching novel of love, memory and devastating loss Cornwall, 1920. A young man stands on a headland, looking out to sea. He is back from the war, homeless and without family. Behind him lies the terror of the trenches. Behind him is also the most intense relationship of his life. Daniel has survived, but will he ever be able to escape the terrible, unforeseen consequences of a lie?