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Author: Sascha Arango Narrator: Corey Brill Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2015 ISBN: 9781442382602
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Dark, witty, and suspenseful, this literary crime thriller reminiscent of The Dinner and The Silent Wife follows a famous author whose wife—the brains behind his success—meets an untimely death, leaving him to deal with the consequences.

“Evil is a matter of opinion…”

On the surface, Henry Hayden seems like someone you could like, or even admire. A famous bestselling author who appears a modest everyman. A loving, devoted husband even though he could have any woman he desires. A generous friend and coworker. But Henry Hayden is a construction, a mask. His past is a secret, his methods more so. No one besides him and his wife know that she is the actual writer of the novels that made him famous.

For most of Henry’s life, it hasn’t been a problem. But when his hidden-in-plain-sight mistress becomes pregnant and his carefully constructed facade is about to crumble, he tries to find a permanent solution, only to make a terrible mistake.

Now not only are the police after Henry, but his past—which he has painstakingly kept hidden—threatens to catch up with him as well. Henry is an ingenious man and he works out an ingenious plan. He weaves lies, truths, and half-truths into a story that might help him survive. But bit by bit the noose still tightens.

Smart, sardonic, and instantly gripping, here is the story of a man whose cunning allows him to evade the consequences of his every action, even when he’s standing on the edge of the abyss. Download and start listening now!

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Arango has constructed a clever plot that always surprises, told with dark humor and dry wit and bustling with apercus that show no sign of jet lag from Imogen Taylor’s clean translation.”

    New York Times Book Review

  • “Sasha Arango’s The Truth and Other Lies is like no other book you will read.”

    Huffington Post

  • “A wickedly good first novel about a sociopathic drifter who becomes famous by selling the manuscripts he finds under a female pickup’s bed.”

    Chicago Tribune

  • “Exceptional…a highly entertaining thriller…humor punctuates this insightful look at a soulless man.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • A New York Times Editor’s Choice
  • A New York Times Notable Book
  • Longlisted for the 2016 CWA International Dagger

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About the Author

Sascha Arango is one of Germany’s most prominent screenplay writers and a two-time winner of the Grimme Prize, a prestigious award for German television, for his work on the long-running detective series Tatort. He lives in Germany.

About the Narrator

Corey Brill is a stage, film, and television actor. He currently is performing on Broadway as Don Blades in Gore Vidal’s The Best Man.