The Good Liar - Nicholas Searle

The Good Liar

By Nicholas Searle

  • Release Date: 2016-02-02
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 386 Ratings

Description

Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.

“A superb thriller and a truly engrossing read.”—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

When Roy meets a wealthy widow online, he can hardly believe his luck. Just like Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley, Roy is a man who lives to deceive—and everything about Betty suggests she’s an easy mark. He’s confident that his scheme to swindle her will be a success. After all, he’s done this before.

 Sure enough, Betty soon lets Roy move into her beautiful home, seemingly blind to the web of lies he’s woven around her. But who is Roy, really? Spanning almost a century, this stunning and suspenseful feat of storytelling interweaves the present with the past. As the clock turns back and the years fall away, long-hidden secrets are forced into the light. Some things can never be forgotten. Or forgiven.
 

Reviews

  • Enjoyable

    3
    By Persypie
    A bit dry and overly long in some of the back details, but overall an enjoyable read! The reveal at the end was delicious and the novel had a really good conclusion! The inter connectivity took me for a surprise until the author was ready to reveal it and I applaud his writing.
  • I couldn’t get through it

    2
    By shellie-bean
    I tried and hoped to like it. It was soooo slow and boring I couldn’t get past the fourth chapter. It was difficult to track. Found it to be to be staccato and fragmented. Didn’t flow well and made it a difficult read. Not a fan. Hope the movie is easier than the read.