The Truth-Teller’s Lie

2010

Sophie’s second psychological thriller to feature Simon Waterhouse and Charlie Zailer

Three years ago, something terrible happened to Naomi Jenkins – so terrible that she never told anybody.

Now, Naomi has another secret: the man she has fallen passionately in love with, unhappily married Robert Haworth. When Robert vanishes without warning or explanation, Naomi knows he must have come to harm. But the police are less convinced, particularly when Robert’s wife insists he is not missing.

In desperation, Naomi has an idea. If she can’t persuade the police that Robert is in danger, perhaps she can convince them that he is a danger to others. Then they will have to look for him – urgently. Naomi knows how to describe in detail the actions of a psychopath. All she needs to do is dig up her own traumatic past…

“Meticulously plotted . . . so dark and shocking.”  Associated Press

“Hannah takes pains to throw her readers off-balance — and succeeds brilliantly.”
Seattle Times

“Sophie Hannah will leave you bleary eyed after nights of suspenseful page turning.”
Murder, Mystery & Mayhem.com

“Hannah, who understands psychological mayhem as well as Ruth Rendell and maybe even Sigmund Freud, is best read with a crisis counselor on speed-dial. The tight plotting and excruciatingly precise clues make for a superlatively uneasy read.” Kirkus

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