The Better Liar
by Tanen Jones
Pub Date 6 Feb 2020
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‘Gripping, suspenseful […] The characters are deep and complex and unpredictable […] makes a bold and thought provoking statement on women, sisterhood and motherhood’ Daily Mail
'I wolfed down this clever thriller' Prima
‘The final twist turns out to be a full-on gut punch’ Sunday Times
‘Who’ll love it? Those who enjoyed the literary style of Gone Girl. This thriller is smarter…than others in the genre’ Cosmopolitan
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR FAMILY?
Estranged for a decade, sisters Leslie and Robin must reunite if they are to claim the fortune their father left them. Leslie desperately needs that money, but when she arrives at her sister's apartment, she finds her body instead. Leslie needs another plan. Without Robin, she won't see a penny.
Mary, an aspiring actress, spends her nights slinging beers at a seedy restaurant. She'd do anything to start her life over. When Leslie offers her a huge sum of money and the chance to be someone else – to be Robin – she takes it.
But Robin's life isn't as straightforward as Mary thought it would be. And Leslie seems to have secrets and a past of her own . . .
Told from three perspectives: Leslie, Mary, Robin.
The question is: who is the better liar?
THE BETTER LIAR is clever, dark and addictive - perfect if you loved GONE GIRL and LITTLE DEATHS.
'The best type of fiction – a fast-paced read that will leave you thinking long after turning the final page' Christina Dalcher, author of Vox
'Jones’ sensational debut has the bones of a thriller but reads like literary fiction: lean, shrewd, and gratifyingly real' Entertainment Weekly
'A compulsively page-turning story. [Tanen Jones] cleverly drip-feeds nuggets of information, each more surprising than the last, until the final shocking revelation' Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange and Swimming Lessons
'A brilliantly claustrophobic thriller with a gasp-inducing sting in the tail. Tense, controlled and masterly' Christobel Kent, author of The Loving Husband