Nicholas Searle’s 2017 novel The Good Liar is coming to movie theaters near you on November 15, 2019. It stars Ian McKellen and Helen Mirren, so you know the performances will be amazing.
Here’s the premise: A suave con man decides his latest mark will be a wealthy widow he meets online, convinced he can scam her out of a few easy million by the time he’s done with her. However, upon his successful seduction and moving into her mansion, he realizes he actually likes her quite a bit, putting a real damper on the whole “easy scam” idea. But not only that — maybe she isn’t the woman she’s claiming to be, and maybe he also has more layers than he’s letting on. Either way, they’re both definitely lying to each other.
Purchase your copy here and read it before seeing the movie!
Back Cover Copy of The Good Liar:
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.
About Nicholas Searle:
Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the universities of Bath and Göttingen. After teaching for four years he moved to London to join the Civil Service. He had a hugely enjoyable twenty-three years in a variety of jobs dealing with security matters before going to work in a similar capacity for the New Zealand government in Wellington. In 2011 he returned to the UK, left the Civil Service and began writing in earnest. Nicholas and his wife live in Yorkshire.