Posted By trish on December 20, 2015
About The Good Liar
• Hardcover: 352 pages
• Publisher: Harper (February 2, 2016)
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: She seems ready to build a life with him, and he is ready to reel her in. 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?
Praise for The Good Liar
“I was engrossed by Nicholas Searle’s story of Roy, a conman out for one last scam, and Betty, a wealthy widow and the perfect mark. As Roy’s life unravels in front of our eyes, and as deceiver and deceived move toward each other with hypnotic predestination, the plot unfolds to a payoff as inevitable as it is shocking.”—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood
About Nicholas Searle
Nicholas Searle grew up in the southwest of England and studied languages at the University of Bath and the University of Göttingen, Germany. He spent more years than he cares to remember in public service, in the UK and New Zealand, before deciding in 2011 to leave and begin writing fiction. The Good Liar is his first novel. Nicholas lives in Yorkshire, in the north of England.
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