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

I’ve been trying to reply to a message on Vinted. What are they playing at? I’ve tried to get the new version to no avail. Meanwhile a woman is waiting to hear from me about some Boots

Anyone else really disgusted at Anthropologies complete lack of customer care. Order 4 dinging chairs months ago. They sent two! I complained bitterly as wanted a set. No response. Reordered two more and they still haven’t been sent. Emails never answered nor the phone!!

It’s the final day of @LesleyPearse blog tour @MichaelJBooks @ed_pr @AnnetteHannah

Huge congratulations to @LesleyPearse on yet another bestselling book! Her new novel #Suspects is No. 4 in this week’s Hardback Fiction bestseller list after only being published by @MichaelJBooks on Thursday 🥳

A fantastic round-up of #MustRead Summer books from @Culturefly including:
📘#IKnowWhatYouveDone @DorothyKoomson @headlinepg
📗#Suspects @LesleyPearse @MichaelJBooks
📕#TheDayIFellOffMyIsland @YvonneBaileySm3 @MyriadEditions
Read the reviews here ⬇️https://bit.ly/2SA9EPo

Some great events next week at @Our_Bookshop including Conn Iggulden & @LesleyPearse! #IndieBookshopWeek https://twitter.com/Our_Bookshop/status/1405526124101214226

'Without doubt #Suspects is another winner for @LesleyPearse' High praise from @emthebookworm, head over to the blog to check out her review https://shazsbookblog.blogspot.com/2021/06/emmas-review-suspects-by-lesley-pearse.html @MichaelJBooks @ed_pr @megan_denholm #LoveLesley

Up next #reading #book #Liar by #author #LesleyPearse we are big fans in this house. #penguinbooks #paws #catsandbooks Luna is snuggled in. And look at the #sunray as the sun sets xxx

Celebrate #IndependentBookshopWeek with @LesleyPearse & @KatieFforde! Join us for a virtual @tringbookfest event & hear all abut Lesley's new thriller #Suspects on publication day (24 June)📖Tickets include a copy of the book & are available here: https://bit.ly/2SwzNOW

Coming up on the blog this weekend/next week from @emthebookworm who's been busy 📚📖📚

The HUGE #BlogTour for #Suspects is starting on Thursday! We can't wait to find out what these readers think of @LesleyPearse's new book (out 24 June @MichaelJBooks)

@LesleyPearse LOVED #Suspects. Powerful urban noir that sank its dark hooks into me and kept me reading till the early hours. (Sent you DM) xx

@thesundaytimes @LesleyPearse @MichaelJBooks Thank you all so much for entering - this giveaway is now closed! It's wonderful to see so many @LesleyPearse fans...so we wanted to let you all know that her new book is called #Suspects & will be published 24 June @MichaelJBooks 🎉Watch this space...

Deal alert! #TillWeMeetAgain by @LesleyPearse is only 99p in Kindle this month

Would you stand by your childhood best friend if they turned out to be a murderer? An unputdownable tale of love, passion and heartbreak from the number 1 bestseller!

Buy: https://amzn.to/3eyWMB9

Delighted to come from work to the brand new @LesleyPearse book -Suspects. Thanks so@kuch @ed_pr for sending.

So wonderful to see @LesleyPearse at Number 2 in the @thesundaytimes #bestsellers chart today! 🍾📚 #LoveLesley

LIAR is out now in paperback https://www.penguin.co.uk/books/315/315768/liar/9781405944595.html

A lot happened in @LesleyPearse's life during the 70s - including becoming a mother! Tune in to @BBCLancashire from 4:30pm to hear Lesley tell @jabberingjourno about her journey to bestselling author & why she set #LIARBook in the 70s (@MichaelJBooks) 📻 https://bbc.in/3eCnLMm

What a tonic @LesleyPearse is 💕 Thank you for an hour of laughter and insight & thank you @readingagency for hosting this fabulous event #Liar is out now #LoveLesley #LoveLibraries

Heads up @LesleyPearse fans! Lesley is on @BBCSuffolk from 2:20pm to talk to another lovely Lesley @lesleydolphin to talk about her gripping latest novel #LIARBook (out now in paperback @MichaelJBooks)
Tune in here: https://bbc.in/3ceJ4kn

🚨 Last chance to register for @readingagency's event with @LesleyPearse tomorrow from 7pm 🚨