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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Nicholas Searle Narrator: Matthew Brenher Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2016 ISBN: 9780062444875
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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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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • An Amazon Best Book of the Month for February 2016
  • Longlisted for the 2016 CWA New Blood Dagger
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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.

About the Narrator

Matthew Brenher, originally from London, is an award-winning actor of stage, film, and television and an accomplished voice-over artist. His theatrical background includes many Shakespearean productions. For his role as George in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, he was awarded best performance by a lead actor/drama by Stage Scene LA 2009–2010.