Reviews

  • An assured thriller debut in the footsteps of le Carré, Highsmith and Rendell...The Good Liar makes you want to experience Nicholas Searle's next trick

    Guardian
  • This is set to be one of the books of the year that will get everyone talking....If you go in with absolutely no preconceptions, you will have your socks knocked, nay, blown off

    Stylist
  • A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch

    Financial Times
  • All the ingredients are in this book...You're in safe hands with Searle's elegant writing

    The Times
  • An incredibly dark, taut thriller...it deserves to be a bestseller. Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carré

    Daily Express
  • Searle shows a gift for complex plotting. The Good Liar is packed with secrets and surprises, bluffs and double-bluffs

    Daily Telegraph
  • A perfectly entertaining way to spend a few hours

    Sunday Times
  • A confident debut...an easy page-turner

    Grazia
  • What a clever and menacing novel The Good Liar is. I was gripped and horrified in equal measure and the ending knocked me sideways! I can't wait for everyone to read the book so I can talk about it

    Nina Stibbe, bestselling author of 'Love, Nina' and 'Man at the Helm'
  • As the tension mounts, the reader is kept guessing: is Roy going to be rumbled? Is Betty as guileless as she seems? The final denouement is a real cracker, and this reader at any rate was led through the nose to the very end. Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle's writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted. An absolute treat of a book.

    Daily Mail