Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle
Published by HarperCollins
352 pages
How compelling is an opening line such as this? "This is a life told back to front." It makes you immediately want to mark this as "To-Read" on your Goodreads profile. It is amazing to think of how little we actually know about most of the people we are surrounded by, and reading books like The Good Liar doesn't make it any easier to build the bonds of trust! In this book, you take a con artist, a wealthy widow, and a grandson who knows that things do not seem right, and you have a masterful tale of suspense that will take you by surprise. Everyone has their own secrets, and often a dark past is difficult to hide. All of the things about your past that you try to hide, and perhaps should have seen coming are played out for the reader, and to oh my- how we benefit! I love when a book builds suspense for the reader and ploys you by taking a seemingly unsuspecting woman and placing her in the path of a con artist bent on taking all of her money and living out the rest of his days in comfort. 

"This is a man who has lied all his life."  
Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman and slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con? What has he had to do to survive a life of lies? And who has had to pay the price?

"Reminiscent of Patricia Highsmith, The Good Liar is a page-turning story of literary suspense, weaving a masterful web of lies, secrets, and betrayals that unravels to a shocking conclusion."

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