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

Exciting news for US readers - @LesleyPearse' bestsellers are heading stateside next month thanks to @AgoraBooksLDN! We're thrilled that even more readers will discover the magic of Lesley's writing and stories #LoveLesley 📚
Full details from @BookBrunch https://www.bookbrunch.co.uk/page/article-detail/agora-books-takes-lesley-pearse-to-us

@LesleyPearse dear Lesley, I’ve just read your beautiful but sad article in @womanandhome December issue. I wanted to simply send you some heartfelt love and hugs 🥰🤗 xxx

This one's for all of you @LesleyPearse fans! Today's #giveaway #prize is a hardback copy of her latest gripping novel #LIAR (@MichaelJBooks) 😍 To #win, follow us & retweet this tweet by 9:30am tomorrow (UK only) #LoveLesley

If you've always wanted to try a book by the wonderful @LesleyPearse, now's your chance. #ForgiveMe is a gripping story of a daughter discovering her mother's past and a shocking secret - and it's only 99p on Kindle this month.

Download now: https://amzn.to/2IlnPCq

Get lost in a gripping autumn read from number one bestselling @LesleyPearse. #ForgiveMe is only 99p on Kindle this month.

Download now: https://amzn.to/2IlnPCq

@zoeannewest We've got some fantastic books coming from our favourite authors in 2021 - including The World At My Feet by @CatherineIsaac_ (18 March), Waiting to Begin by @MrsAmandaProwse (8 June), Suspects by @LesleyPearse (24 June), and I Know What You've Done by @DorothyKoomson (8 July) 📚

Took me 4months to get my hands on it but less than 4hrs to devour it! #Liar Another brilliant read from you @LesleyPearse thankyou &thanks for the thanks for key workers(you didn't name check the transport workers like me who had to keep working but I'm sure you'd include them!)

Enjoy! https://twitter.com/MichaelJBooks/status/1322182155972317185

"I have never been so moved by a story, so astounded anyone could tear my heart out with her words and then make it whole again." Thank you @LesleyPearse for this outstanding endorsement of #ThePuzzleWomen by @AnnaEllory
Pre-order now https://amzn.to/36Q3C1O

We're so excited to announce @LesleyPearse's gripping new book, #Suspects.

Nina and Conrad Best think they've found their dream neighbourhood. But when a body is discovered, everyone in Willow Close is a suspect.

Coming June 2021. Pre-order now! https://amzn.to/3emkQ8N

ICYMI @LesleyPearse has announced her new novel coming in June 2021... #Suspects is available to pre-order now! https://twitter.com/MichaelJBooks/status/1322181515795681281

I’ve been looking back at posts I hadn’t seen here on Twitter. Too many for me to reply to each one. But thank you for your praise and appreciation and forgive me for not visiting twitter. I just find I can spend my time more productively elsewhere . X x.

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.