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  • In its subtlety it reminded me strongly of John le Carré's wonderful A Small Town in Germany, which also brought home the delicate confusions that lie at the heart of those who work in the shadow of treachery. This is high praise

    Daily Mail
  • Unbearably tense... this is a snapshot of the real world from a man who has lived it

    Daily Telegraph
  • The follow-up to Searle's acclaimed 2015 debut The Good Liar, and the technical aspects of thriller writing are well handled as the tension builds on both sides

  • [A] tale of sordid compromises and agonising choices ... beneath the betrayals and violence Searle's antihero's dilemma unleashes lies a moral message: even the hardest heart is made vulnerable by love'

  • The Good Liar was excellent but this book feels more personal and is even better

    Sunday Express
  • Morally chewy and unbearably tense

    Daily Telegraph
  • This is one of those thrillers whose thrills come not just from a fast-paced plot, but also from the fact that we're being given privileged access to a hidden world

    Reader's Digest
  • A taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time

    Jonathan Freedland on 'The Good Liar'
  • A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch

    Financial Times on 'The Good Liar'
  • Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle's writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted. An absolute treat of a book

    Daily Mail on 'The Good Liar'

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