Monday, January 25, 2016

The Good Liar by Nicholas Searle

What you do when you are young may come back to haunt to you.

Harper sent me an ARC of this book to read for review (thank you).  It will be published February 2nd.

The story begins with two older people who have met online and decide to meet and chat.  Eventually, he moves in.  They are companions, not lovers.  And they are each playing a part...

I had the feeling both of them were setting the other one up.  They each had some money.  I began to believe they were both thieves.  That wasn't exactly what was going on; there was more to it then that.

The book then segued into to the past.  The author talks about the end of WWII and what people had to do to survive then.  A young German teen turns in a family that he says is Jewish.  They have the suspected ugly outcome of the charge, even though it isn't true.  All of the family dies except one.  And that one already had a good reason to hate the young German.

This tale mixes the past and the future together.  The chapters have dates so you know what time period you're in but it took me a while to figure out how the characters from the past were related to the ones in the future.

The young man from Germany was very very good at telling lies.  But the truth comes back to bite him in the butt.  While reading the book was a bit tense, the ending was perfect.  I liked this book.

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