LR#32: “The Good Liar” by Nicholas Searle

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“The Good Liar” by Nicholas Searle

***SPOILER***

I hate to ruin your enjoyment and anticipation of this novel but, in the interests of honesty and fairness, I must tell you something; this book is fabulous.

Roy is an aged con man about to pull his last trick on unsuspecting Betty and take every penny she has. But who is Roy? And how has become the person he is today?

Roy’s past unfolds as the story develops and we learn of the incidents that shaped Roy into the wily old fraudster he has become. At the same time as Roy’s past becomes clearer, his plan to fleece widower Betty unfolds.

Poor unsuspecting Betty. Poor unsuspecting Roy.

This is a cracking read from debut novelist Nicholas Searle. His writing is crisp, his characters believable and the thrilling plot rattles along. Searle drops you right into a variety of timeframes as he brings Roy and a cast of characters vividly to life. The dialogue is neat and tidy, not too fussy and cluttered, the main characters are well defined and, in many cases, quite easy to dislike. Then like. Then dislike again.

I knew from an early stage that not everything was quite as it seems in this book and the desire to find out all about Roy meant I devoured this book in just a few days. For me, this was a real “page turner” and the cause of several late nights.

This is a great read and I have already recommended it highly to my friends and family.

The Moustachioed Reader

My Rating: 4* out of 5*

Author: Nicholas Searle

Follow Nicholas on Twitter: @searlegoodliar

Publication Date: 14th January 201

Published by Viking

Format: Hardback

ISBN: 9780241206935

Format: eBook

ISBN: 9780241973288

 

 

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