Good Liar
Nicholas Searle

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Narrated By: Martin Jarvis

Duration: 11 hours and 16 minutes

What to expect


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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?

© Nicholas Searle 2016 (P) Penguin Audio 2016


Modern and contemporary fiction, Thriller / suspense fiction, Crime and mystery fiction, Espionage and spy thriller

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An assured thriller debut in the footsteps of le Carré, Highsmith and Rendell...The Good Liar makes you want to experience Nicholas Searle's next trick


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


A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch

Financial Times

The Good Liar is a taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time

Jonathan Freedland

All the ingredients are in this book...You're in safe hands with Searle's elegant writing

The Times

An incredibly dark, taut deserves to be a bestseller. Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carré

Daily Express

Searle shows a gift for complex plotting. The Good Liar is packed with secrets and surprises, bluffs and double-bluffs

Daily Telegraph

A perfectly entertaining way to spend a few hours

Sunday Times

A confident easy page-turner


A cracking read

Graham Norton, BBC Radio 2

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