The Day the Lies Began

Kylie Kaden

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Published: 19/08/2019
ISBN: 9781925700381
Genre: Crime Fiction
Pages: 384
RRP: $29.99

The Day the Lies Began

Kylie Kaden


It happened the day of the Moon Festival. It could have been left behind, they all could have moved on with their lives. But secrets have a habit of rising to the surface, especially in small towns.

With its salt-stung houses and tight community, Lago Point is the scene of postcards, not crime scenes. Wife and mother Abbi, town cop Blake, schoolteacher Hannah and local doctor Will are caught in their own tangled webs of deceit. Sometimes doing wrong can feel completely right.

When the truth washes in, so do the judgements: victim, or vigilante, who will forgive, who will betray? Not all relationships survive. Nor do all residents.


“Kylie Kaden has hit her stride.” – Better Reading


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Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden

Kylie Kaden has an honours degree in psychology, was a columnist at My Child Magazine, and now works in the disability sector.

She knew writing was in her blood from a young age when she snuck onto her brother’s Commodore 64 to invent stories as a child. Raised in Queensland, she spent holidays camping with her family on the Sunshine Coast.

With a surfer-lawyer for a husband and three spirited sons, Kylie can typically be found venting the day’s thoughts on her laptop, sometimes in the laundry so she can’t be found.

Kylie is the author of Losing Kate (2014), Missing You (2015), The Day the Lies Began (2019), and One of Us (2022).


Photo credit: Malo Photography

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“…a gripping and compelling read.”

“… engrossing, and yet the twists and turns aren’t the focus … it’s the tension that builds between each twist that keeps you reading.”

“For fans of domestic noir such as Big Little Lies, it’s a meander, not a romp, through the best and worst of human nature. Kaden, who holds an honours degree in psychology and knows a thing or two about what makes us tick, continues to build her reputation as one to watch.”

“The story kept me guessing until the end… [it] keeps you on the edge of your seat as you try to put the pieces of the puzzle together.”

“The Day The Lies Began is a highly suspenseful, twisty and unsettling read that will leave you questioning your own morals and ethics, and wondering whether or not justice has been correctly served. If this book is a sign of things to come, then I look forward to Kylie’s next domestic noir thriller.”

“While this book is a slow burn at the start, it’s worth persisting to catch the truths when they finally emerge. And an extra twist at the end helps the secrets fall into place.”