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A stunning and suspenseful feat of storytelling, The Good Liar unravels the past of a man who lives to deceive. Like Patricia Highsmith s Tom Ripley, veteran con artist Roy is a born liar and when he meets wealthy widow Betty online, he knows she s an easy mark. In no time at all, he s spinning his web of duplicity and betrayal around her, even moving into her lovely cottage. He s sure his scheme will be a success. He s done this before. But who is Roy, really? While this masterful narrative of literary suspense entwines Roy s and Betty s futures, it also delves deeply into their pasts. As the clock turns back and the years fall away, truth will out. Before Roy can close the deal, there is a reckoning to be made. How many lies will it take to make him finally tell the truth?
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Spinning a page-turning story of literary suspense that begins in the present and unwinds back more than half a century, this unforgettable debut channels the haunting allure of Atonement as its masterfully woven web of lies, secrets, and betrayals unravels to a shocking conclusion. Veteran con artist Roy spots an obvious easy mark when he meets Betty, a wealthy widow, online. In no time at all, he's moved into Betty's lovely cottage and is preparing to accompany her on a romantic trip to Europe. Betty's grandson disapproves of their blossoming relationship, but Roy is sure this scheme will be a success. He knows what he's doing. As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy's and Betty's futures, it also unwinds their pasts. Dancing across almost a century, decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness, The Good Liar is an epic narrative of sin, salvation, and survival--and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy's crooked plot plays out.