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The Good Liar: Now a Major Film Starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen

Nicholas Searle

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Penguin
04 December 2019
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Thriller & suspense; Espionage & spy thriller
This is a life told back to front.

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 and what has he had to do to survive this life of lies?

And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim?
By:   Nicholas Searle
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Media tie-in
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   255g
ISBN:   9780241987001
ISBN 10:   0241987008
Pages:   368
Publication Date:   04 December 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Nicholas Searle is the author of three novels. His first novel, The Good Liar, was a Sunday Times bestseller and was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for the best debut crime novel. Before becoming a writer, Nicholas worked in British intelligence for more than twenty-five years. He lives in Yorkshire.

Reviews for The Good Liar: Now a Major Film Starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen

What a clever and menacing novel The Good Liar is. I was gripped and horrified in equal measure and the ending knocked me sideways! I can't wait for everyone to read the book so I can talk about it * Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of 'Love, Nina' and 'Man at the Helm' * A cracking read * Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2 * A confident debut...an easy page-turner * Grazia * A perfectly entertaining way to spend a few hours * Sunday Times * Searle shows a gift for complex plotting. The Good Liar is packed with secrets and surprises, bluffs and double-bluffs * Daily Telegraph * An incredibly dark, taut thriller...it deserves to be a bestseller. Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carre * Daily Express * All the ingredients are in this book...You're in safe hands with Searle's elegant writing * The Times * The Good Liar is a taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch * Financial Times * This is set to be one of the books of the year that will get everyone talking....If you go in with absolutely no preconceptions, you will have your socks knocked, nay, blown off * Stylist * An assured thriller debut in the footsteps of le Carre, Highsmith and Rendell...The Good Liar makes you want to experience Nicholas Searle's next trick * Guardian *


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