Monday, December 21, 2015

THE GOOD LIAR: A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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THE GOOD LIAR
BY NICHOLAS SEARLE
  
ABOUT THE BOOK:
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Nicholas Searle grew up in the southwest of England and studied languages at the University of Bath and the University of Göttingen, Germany. He spent more years than he cares to remember in public service, in the UK  and New Zealand, before deciding in  2011 to leave and begin writing fiction.  The Good Liar is his first novel. Nicholas lives in Yorkshire, in the north of England.

SOME OTHER WORK BY NICHOLAS SEARLE:

PRAISE FOR NICHOLAS SEARLE:
“I was engrossed by Nicholas Searle’s story of Roy, a conman out for one last scam, and Betty, a wealthy widow and the perfect mark. As Roy’s life unravels in front of our eyes, and as deceiver and deceived move toward each other with hypnotic predestination, the plot unfolds to a payoff as inevitable as it is shocking.”Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood

“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


The Good Liar is a taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time.” — Jonathan Freedland, author of The 3rd Woman


“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, author of Love, Nina


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78 comments:

Jen Scott said...

Thank you for introducing me to a new (to me) author. The Good Liar sounds like a good plot twisting read.
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I have never read this author. This sounds like a very twisting mystery. I like when an author weaves the past and present together. Thanks for the giveaway.
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This is an intriguing story and I know for sure that people like Roy exist. Would love to read it.


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