The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle audiobook

The Good Liar: A Novel

By Nicholas Searle
Read by Matthew Brenher

HarperCollins, HarperAudio 9781613398241
10.81 Hours Unabridged
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Spinning a page-turning story of literary suspense that begins in the present and unwinds back more than half a century, this unforgettable debut channels the haunting allure of Atonement as its masterfully woven web of lies, secrets, and betrayals unravels to a shocking conclusion. Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he’s moved into Betty’s lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty’s grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he’s doing. As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy’s and Betty’s futures, it also unwinds their pasts. Dancing across almost a century, decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness, The Good Liar is an epic narrative of sin, salvation, and survival—and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy’s crooked plot plays out.

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Summary

Summary

Longlisted for the 2016 CWA New Blood Dagger

An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2016

A #1 iBooks bestseller in Fiction

Spinning a page-turning story of literary suspense that begins in the present and unwinds back more than half a century, this unforgettable debut channels the haunting allure of Atonement as its masterfully woven web of lies, secrets, and betrayals unravels to a shocking conclusion.

Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he’s moved into Betty’s lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty’s grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he’s doing.

As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy’s and Betty’s futures, it also unwinds their pasts. Dancing across almost a century, decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness, The Good Liar is an epic narrative of sin, salvation, and survival—and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy’s crooked plot plays out.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“I was engrossed…As deceiver and deceived move towards each other with hypnotic predestination, the plot unfolds to a payoff as inevitable as it is shocking. A superb thriller and a truly engrossing read.” Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author
“As the tension mounts, the reader is kept guessing…The final denouement is a real cracker…Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle’s writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted.” Daily Mail (London)
“[A] compelling premise…Elegant writing.” Times (London)
“[A] fantastically assured debut…The Good Liar makes you want to experience Nicholas Searle’s next trick.” Guardian (London)
“One of 2016’s most intriguing debut novels.” Independent (London)
“Engrossing…An elegantly structured long con. The pace is almost maddeningly deliberate, with details about the characters and their schemes doled out like a controlled substance, but patient readers will be rewarded with devastating third-act twists and a satisfying denouement.” Publishers Weekly
“A gut-clenching cat-and-mouse game…This debut novel is a well-crafted, complex tale that will appeal to fans of psychological thrillers.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Nicholas Searle

Author Bio: Nicholas Searle

Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the University of Bath and the University of Göttingen, Germany. He worked as a senior civil servant for many years before leaving in 2011 to write fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Self-Help
Runtime: 10.81
Audience: Adult
Language: English