The Truth and Other Lies

Novel

Original Title: Die Wahrheit und andere Lügen

original edition

Hardcover with jacket, 304 pages, 13.5 x 21.5 cm, 5.3 x 8.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-570-10146-9
€ 19.99 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 26.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: C. Bertelsmann

Date of publication: February 24, 2014
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English sample translation available



Sascha  Arango - The Truth and Other Lies
 
 
 

 

"Bears comparison to Patricia Highsmith – the book fairly twangs with paranoia, sardonic humour and razor-sharp observation." The Guardian

Famous bestselling author, loving husband, generous friend – Henry is an extremely pleasant person to have around, or so it seems. But then his mistress – and editor – becomes pregnant and as a result the whole of his carefully constructed life threatens to come apart. When he tries to get rid of his girlfriend, he makes a terrible mistake. Not only are the police soon after him, but his past, which he had painstakingly been keeping under the carpet, also threatens to catch up with him.

In order not to be called to account, Henry works out an ingenious plan. Craftily and cold-bloodedly, he intertwines lies and truths and all the shades of grey in-between, with happy coincidences playing a not insignificant part. But bit by bit the noose tightens.

Sascha Arango has told the eminently gripping story of Henry as he stands completely free of vertigo on the edge of the abyss. Arango shows us a man who is always able to evade the consequences of his actions – until he takes one step too many.

A psychological suspense novel in the tradition of Patricia Highsmith's "Mr. Ripley" novels.

"Noir fiction of the most beautiful kind, even in its most evil moments maintaining a certain tenderness."

Spiegel Online

 
 

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