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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.
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
The Good Liar is a taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time
All the ingredients are in this book...You're in safe hands with Searle's elegant writing
An incredibly dark, taut thriller...it deserves to be a bestseller. Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carré
Searle shows a gift for complex plotting. The Good Liar is packed with secrets and surprises, bluffs and double-bluffs
A perfectly entertaining way to spend a few hours
A confident debut...an easy page-turner
A cracking read
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'
As the tension mounts, the reader is kept guessing: is Roy going to be rumbled? Is Betty as guileless as she seems? The final denouement is a real cracker, and this reader at any rate was led through the nose to the very end. Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle's writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted. An absolute treat of a book.
Twists and turns galore!
One of 2016's most intriguing debut novels
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. The plot unfolds to a payoff as inevitable as it is shocking. A superb thriller and a truly compelling read.
Ruth Ware, bestselling author of 'In a Dark, Dark Wood'
Searle's relish in telling his dark tale and his taste for bitter irony will be savoured by anybody missing their annual fix of Ruth Rendell
A wily tale of a much larger, more traumatic and multifaceted deception than initially anticipated...
You won't know who to trust in this compulsive, con-man thriller, where nothing is at seems
A debut novel guaranteed to keep you guessing
An assured debut from an intriguing new writer
Mail on Sunday
A cleverly constructed novel
I was still hoodwinked
A total cracker of a plot
A beautifully-written novel of suspense and intrigue dealing with sin, salvation, and survival
NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER
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. He will swiftly move in with her and together they will live the seemingly calm life of a retired couple - evenings in front of the television, a little holiday in Berlin. Then he will 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?