Lesley Pearse

Lesley Pearse


Lesley Pearse was born in Rochester, Kent and spent three years in a Roman Catholic Children’s home following the death of her mother when she was three. Her father, a Royal Marine married an ex-army nursing sister three years later and Lesley was reunited with her older brother and a new foster sister. Later her new sister and a new born baby boy were adopted by her parents and the family was added to from time to time by more foster children. Some brought Lesley  joy with their arrival. Some brought joy when they left.

When Lesley was eleven the family moved to South London and her father went to work for the post office.

Lesley was a story teller even then, as she says ‘It made up for being useless at any sport’, she would entertain her school friends with stories during wet dinner hours.

Her only ambition back then was to get married and have six children. Work was just something to pass the time until that happened. But after working in various offices as a lowly clerk, a children’s nanny, then eventually moving into the more glamorous work of Promotion and a spell as a Playboy Bunny, she decided six children was too many and settled for three.

Her writing career began when the youngest of her three daughters was born, first short stories and then books. ‘Georgia’ was the first to be published, based loosely on experiences she’d had with her second and ex husband, a musician during the ‘60’s.

‘Once I started writing I couldn’t stop,’ she says. ‘I felt I had hundreds of stories to tell.’

Now living in a cliff top house in Devon, alone with her King Charles Cavalier Stan, and soon to be a grandmother  again for the fourth time, she is working on her 25th book, ‘The Woman in the Wood’.

Lesley Pearse @LesleyPearse

To start the week I am sharing my thoughts on @LesleyPearse twenty eighth novel Liar. Set in 1970 this is a brilliant thriller that had me gripped. @PenguinBooks #bookreview #bookblogger #bookstoread #thriller https://bookliterati.com/liar-by-lesley-pearse/?preview=true&frame-nonce=bf55f2e43e

Join @womanandhome’s Book Club this Thursday at 7.30pm for an evening with @LesleyPearse, where she will be discussing her new thriller, Liar.

Order your copy of Liar here: http://bit.ly/LiarLesleyPearse https://twitter.com/womanandhome/status/1277526314782806018

Hi, its my publication day today for Liar, tonight because of lockdown we are having a Zoom launch party. But with Gin, wine and a hamper full of treats, it will be almost as good as a real party. .

I'm very excited to be an ambassador for this years #SillySquad2020SummerReadingChallengewith @readingagency. We all know we must get our children wild about books. And those who know me well know how silly I can be. So share this and buy a child a book.

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I haven't been on here for months, but so happy to see all the post about my soon to be published latest 'Liar'. Should anyone be cross that I haven't acknowledged their message to me, I'm sorry, I've had my head elsewhere.

She's written 28 novels, sold over 10 million copies of her books & her last novel was a top 10 bestseller in hardback + paperback. She's @LesleyPearse & her new novel is #LIAR - available to pre-order now @MichaelJBooks
#LoveLesley @Lindahill50Hill

We know there's a lot of @LesleyPearse fans counting down the days until #Liar is published on 25th June @MichaelJBooks 😍
If you're not a fan yet, here's @TheBroadbean to tell you why you should be 😉
Pre-order link: https://bit.ly/2WX8QlM

Only a month to go until #LIAR by @LesleyPearse is released! @MichaelJBooks @swirlandthread

Today In Great Torrington in Nth Devon I shall be speaking at a festival of Female Voices. Fund raising against domestic abuse. 4pm to 9.30 at the community Hall in High Street. Come along if you can.

Coming this Thursday - the paperback of @LesleyPearse #bestselling book You'll Never See Me Again!

Betty is running for her life.... and sometimes you have to keep running if you want to survive.

Happy paperback publication day to the amazing @LesleyPearse

I’m over halfway through You’ll Never See Me Again and I’m adoring it. It’s got the most wonderful balance of charm and thrills within each chapter.

Now I need to find out if Mabel uses her skill...


I have one copy of #YoullNeverSeeMeAgain by @LesleyPearse from @MichaelJBooks to #Giveaway on my blog today.
Enter to #Win #Competition


I'm really looking forward to this Sunday, do come too if you are able.

Thank you Shaz. What a darling you are xx

Thank you Shell you are so kind xxx https://t.co/7XVJEIJOkr

Buy a child a book today and foster the love of reading.

Ironically, #YoullNeverSeeMeAgain is back...The top 5 bestseller by the incredible @LesleyPearse is published in paperback today by @MichaelJBooks 😍

Happy birthday to Jera's Jamboree!🥳 Enter the giveaway for a chance to win an early paperback copy of the fabulous #YoullNeverSeeMeAgain by @LesleyPearse and the brilliant #SadieMcQueen by @julietstories https://twitter.com/shazgoodwin/status/1225382677769007105