Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle, read by Martin Jarvis.
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?
©2016 Nicholas Searle (P)2016 Penguin Books
I listen to these books while walking to work and I have to say that this was the worst one I've experienced. I kept zoning in and out because of how boring it was and had to keep replaying chapters. Would not recommend.
Wouldn't read anything more by this author. Contrived and superficial - and long-winded with it. He can write very suspensefully from time to time, but the central idea of this book is too thin.
the characterisation and narration couldnt be faulted
clearly betty has more about her than meets the eye, it was good fun following roys machinations knowing he would get some come uppance in due course
i didnt hate roy as much as I shouldve, he was after all unrelenting awful but often he just seemed sad
the midway flashback story when roy was working for a lord someone or other should just be cut out, adds nothing at all.
who dun it?
The book was very dull in its plot line, I didn't like any of the characters and felt like they all deserved to be in the situation they were in. I decided life was too short and gave up life listening half way through
I think this book is being woefully undersold. It's a cracking yarn about a very intriguing character. It's also got an interesting take on WWII, though that doesn't seem to appear in any of the blurb. If you like a well written, tightly plotted mystery and darkly charismatic lead characters then this is certainly one not to be missed!
The book jumps from past tense to now then mid way and back and can be difficult to follow however I persevered and it was well after half way through before I understood the connection of the characters in the complete story. Betty ensures Roy gets his just desert.
After reading the summary and listening to 2 hours and a half twice because I was sure I had missed something, I still cannot tell what this book is about, still don't really like any of the characters, the plot just does not seem to start, and nothing about the book up to that point promised to get any better, so I just stopped and moved on.
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