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 a mystery: an unattended envelope, an unlocked door. She also knows secrets no one suspects her of knowing. For one, 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 when her father is discovered dead shortly thereafter, she knows that he was murdered.
In pursuit of justice and revenge, Faith hunts through her father�s possessions and discovers a strange tree. The tree bears fruit only when she whispers a lie to it, and when that fruit is eaten, it delivers a hidden truth. But while the tree might hold the key to her father�s murder, it could also lure his murderer directly to Faith.
The Lie Tree
- Frances Hardinge