The Good Liar

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The Good Liar

By Nicholas Searle

Harper, Hardcover, 9780062407498, 352pp.

Publication Date: February 2, 2016

Description

A stunning and suspenseful feat of storytelling, The Good Liar unravels the past of a man who lives to deceive.

Like Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley, veteran con artist Roy is a born liar and when he meets wealthy widow Betty online, he knows she's an easy mark. In no time at all, he's spinning his web of duplicity and betrayal around her, even moving into her lovely cottage. He's sure his scheme will be a success. He's done this before.

But who is Roy, really? While this masterful narrative of literary suspense entwines Roy's and Betty's futures, it also delves deeply into their pasts. As the clock turns back and the years fall away, truth will out. Before Roy can close the deal, there is a reckoning to be made.

How many lies will it take to make him finally tell the truth?



About the Author
Nicholas Searle grew up in the southwest of England and studied languages at the University of Bath. He spent more years than he cares to remember in public service before deciding in 2011 to leave and begin writing fiction. The Good Liar is his first novel. Nicholas lives in the north of England.