The Lie Maker
Author: Barclay, Linwood Published 18/01/2024 | Paperback / softback
128 x 199 x 26 | 258g
â€˜Another perfect page-turnerâ€™ The Times
â€˜A triumph from the master thriller writerâ€™ The Sun
In this twisty thriller from the Sunday Times bestselling author, a man desperately tries to track down his father in witness protection before his enemies can get to him.
Your dadâ€™s not a good person. Your dad killed people, son.
These are some of the last words Jack Givinsâ€™s father spoke to him before he was whisked away by witness protection, leaving Jack and his mother to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives.
Years later, Jack is a struggling author, recruited by the U.S. Marshals to create false histories for people in witness protection. Jack realises this may be a chance to find his dad â€“ but then he discovers heâ€™s gone missing, and he could be in serious danger.
Jack knows he has to track him down. But how will he find a man heâ€™s never truly known? And how will he evade his fatherâ€™s deadly enemies â€“ enemies who wouldnâ€™t think twice about using his own son against him?
PRAISE FOR THE LIE MAKER:
â€˜Linwood Barclay has crafted another perfect page-turnerâ€™ The Times
â€˜Pacey and tense, itâ€™s a triumph from a master thriller writer. Every page makes your heart beat that little bit fasterâ€™ The Sun
‘Twisty, emotional, surprising, and told at a breakneck paceâ€¦ a read-in-one-sitting kind of story’ David Koepp
â€˜Engrossing and moving, full of clever plot twists, this is great crime writingâ€™ Literary Review
â€˜Youâ€™ll be left speed-reading towards the endâ€™ The Independent
â€˜A master of the intricately plotted psychological thriller genreâ€™ Womenâ€™s Weekly
â€˜A totally absorbing, two-fisted conspiracy thriller told with characteristic aplomb â€¦ full of gasp-inducing twists and oodles of tension â€¦ brilliant stuffâ€™ Neil Lancaster
‘Barclay (Look Both Ways) nails this riveting standalone thrillerâ€¦ Crafty plotting and rich characters make this a winner’ Publishers Weekly, Starred Review