The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

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9780241973295

Format: Paperback

Publisher: PENGUIN BOOKS

Genres: Fiction

Synopsis/Blurb (taken from book):

” THIS IA A LIFE TOLD BACK TO FRONT. THIS IS A MAN WHO HAS LIED ALL HIS LIFE.

Roy is a con man living in a leafy English suburb, about to pull off the final coup of his career. 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?”

My Review:

This was my very first book club read, and I struggled with it so much.  It is written back to front just as stated on the blurb and moves backwards and forwards, which is one of the reasons I struggled with it.

I found the character “Roy” confusing as I kept losing track of which one was being used and which con he was using or planning.

Personally, I thought the book was a bit slow and for this reason I couldn’t keep my concentration on the storyline.

Despite the book being descriptive and having a possible good storyline, I really couldn’t get into it and therefore can’t give it more than the rating I gave.

Date Reviewed: 30/06/18

Review posted on:

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Amazon

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