The Good Liar

The Good Liar

eBook - 2016
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"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.

Publisher: New York : Harper, [2016]
ISBN: 9780062407511
Branch Call Number: eBOOK OVERDRI
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc. - Distributor

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anyothergirl
Feb 24, 2017

A solid enough debut. I figured out the twists but it didn't stop me from enjoying the ride. I did find aspects of the plot unbelievable (such as one of the twists, that a character would go to the trouble) and some parts handled more deftly than others. I felt the further back in time we went the less nuanced the text became. I also thought the last two chapters were both unnecessary, especially the very last one. An interesting study, overall, in how one sees oneself against reality.

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chogs
Apr 20, 2016

too wordy. stopped reading it after 10 pages

bcan449 Mar 07, 2016

NO to this author

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