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Truth or Dare [Kindle Edition]

Sara Sheridan
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Nominated for a Saltire Award, Truth of Dare is a comic, compassionate and powerful tale of friendship, secrets and murder.

"I think that everyone has something that they will kill for..."

When bank employee Lorna McLeish is sent to Cardiff for three months, her friends Libby and Becka think nothing of squatting in her empty London flat. However, they soon uncover a dark secret: Lorna never arrived in Cardiff. Now the girls must make their own rules and break the rest as they lie, cheat and panic through London, Glasgow, Belfast and Dublin in search of the truth. But before they can rescue Lorna, Libby must come to terms with her own repressed past...

Praise for Sara Sheridan and Truth or Dare:
‘a fast-moving, action tale of two girls intent on living life to the full. Libby and Becka stumble upon a set-up while squatting in a smart London flat. The owner, an up-and-coming banker, is missing. After eavesdropping on her answering machine, they realise they have taken on more than they bargained for . . . this is a story of friendship, bad money and lies.

‘written in a snappy, quick-witted style, this urban odyssey looks set to gain many admirers’ – Edinburgh Evening News

It made me laugh out loud, but it also reduced me to tears’ – Sunday Express


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`a fast-moving, action tale of two girls intent on living life to the full. Libby and Becka stumble upon a set-up while squatting in a smart London flat. The owner, an up-and-coming banker, is missing. After eavesdropping on her answering machine, they realise they have taken on more than they bargained for . . . this is a story of friendship, bad money and lies. It made me laugh out loud, but it also reduced me to tears' --Sunday Express

`darkly comic and compassionate' --Mike Ripley, Daily Telegraph

`in a genre where we usually find polemic, melodrama or worthy-but-predictable tragedy, Sheridan has written a proper, character-driven novel instead ... a pessimistic exploration of how ordinary and even good people, once locked into a certain mind-set, can do blatantly evil things yet think them good and right... so well written you never notice the writing' --Glasgow Herald

`poignant, exhilarating, funny' --Time Out

`written in a snappy, quick-witted style, this urban odyssey looks set to gain many admirers' --Edinburgh Evening News

From the Author

Friendship, fun and premeditated murder
Truth or Dare was my first novel. I really enjoyed writing it. I quit the job I had been doing and got down to work - it took about four months to write and it has done really well. It's been sold abroad - translated into German, Dutch and French, as well as being developed for film, which is quite exciting.

Truth or Dare is the story of two girls who go after an IRA cell and they get them. I wanted to write an adventure story, a bit like traditional, James Bond adventures, but with a twist and that's the way that it's turned out, with a road trip all around Ireland and a lot of disguises and double dealing. I hope it's really readable - I think that telling the story in the first person is a great way to achieve that because a reader can feel that they know the characters very quickly.

Libby Lucas and her sidekick Becka are pretty sassy. They say things that you wish you could in real life, and they really stick up for each other. I suppose that they are fairly political, and I suppose there is a lot in the story which is about politics and about violence, but it doesn't read like that. It's just a story and that kind of carries you along.


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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2512 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0056UEUBO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #186,939 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

"History is a treasure chest which contains not only facts and figures, archive material and artefacts but stories. I love the stories."
Sara Sheridan was born in Edinburgh and studied at Trinity College, Dublin. She works in a wide range of media and genres. Tipped in Company and GQ magazines, she has been nominated for a Young Achiever Award. She has also received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire Book Prize. She sits on the committee for the Society of Authors in Scotland (where she lives) and on the board of '26' the campaign for the importance of words. She's taken part in 3 '26 Treasures' exhibitions at the V&A, London, The National Museum of Scotland and the Museum of Childhood in Bethnal Green. She occasionally blogs on the Guardian site about her writing life and puts her hand up to being a 'twitter evangelist'. From time to time she appears on radio, most recently reporting for BBC Radio 4's From Our Own Correspondent. Sara is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Crime Writers Association. A self-confessed 'word nerd' her favourite book is 'Water Music' by TC Boyle.

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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An Irish adventure for the nineties! 29 Aug. 1999
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Living in Ireland it's not so often you find a book that describes someone like you having the adventure of a lifetime. I loved Truth or Dare for this reason, and because once I picked it up I had to keep on reading it till I found out the ending (very exciting!). Truth or Dare shows that we're not all James Joyce and Riverdance in Ireland you know!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spooky 30 April 2013
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I very much like Sue 's early novels which have very original and different story lines. This turned out to be spookier and more scary than some but then there's that twist at the end........ a good read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolute Star Quality 3 Jun. 2003
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I recently read this book for school. I loved it from the first word. I read alot and this is one of the best books I have ever seen. It has a strange way of telling you what is going one but still keeps you guessing. I sugest this book to anyone of any age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original and Unusual 22 Aug. 2012
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I have now read several of Sara Sheridan's novels, and I have found them to be original and unusual. I feel they are not in the least formulaic; the only similar characteristics are that they are often centred around 2 very strong characters . I would not have normally chosen a book with revenge on the IRA as it's theme, however,this book made it personal and made me interested despite myself. I am looking forward to reading all the rest. Do give this author a try.
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