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Nicholas Searle - Author

About the Author

Nicholas Searle grew up in Cornwall and studied languages at the universities of Bath and Gottingen. He was a civil servant who spent much of his time working on security matters before deciding to leave in 2011 and begin writing fiction. The Good Liar is his first novel. He lives in Yorkshire.

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Featured books by Nicholas Searle

A Traitor in the Family

A Traitor in the Family

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis?

Other books by Nicholas Searle

A Traitor in the Family

A Traitor in the Family

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/07/2018

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD LIAR, SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM 'Unbearably tense' Daily Telegraph 'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis? In A Traitor in the Family, bestselling author, Nicholas Searle, tells a story of shocking, intimate betrayal. Can a treacherous act of the most personal kind ever be, in this darkly violent world, an act of mercy? 'It reminded me strongly of John le Carre ... this is high praise' Daily Mail The Good Liar was excellent ... this is even better' Sunday Express

Verrat

Verrat

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: eBook Release Date: 27/03/2018

Weihnachten 1989. Bridget O'Neill blickt mit Grauen den Feiertagen entgegen: Wird ihr Geback Gnade finden vor der Schwiegermutter? Ihr Mann ist derweil in Calais, um einen britischen Soldaten vor den Augen seiner Familie zu toten. Francis ist ein Fusoldat der IRA, der Kampf ist ihm Beruf und Lebenszweck. Doch seine Frau leidet sehr am Burgerkrieg: die bosen Geheimnisse, der Heimatort, der einer Geisterstadt gleicht, Jahre wie Blei. Bridget lasst sich vom britischen Geheimdienst rekrutieren und wird doch die Schuldgefuhle - beiden Seiten gegenuber - nicht los. Auch Francis' Bruder Liam will Informant werden. Ein Hinweis von Francis beschert ihm den Tod. Und "e;Gentleman Joe"e;, Francis' Boss, schatzt solche Treue. Er hat gleich den nachsten Job fur Francis: ein Bombenattentat. Dass die IRA insgeheim lngst mit den Briten verhandelt, wei Francis nicht. Er hat auch ohnedies schon Zweifel am Krieg, dem er seinen Bruder geopfert hat. In einer schwachen Stunde weint er sich bei Bridget aus, die den Attentatsplan weitergibt. Francis wandert in den Knast. Und Bridget fhlt sich durch ihren Verrat noch mehr an ihn gebunden. Sie wird auf ihn warten - auf die Gefahr hin aufzufliegen. Nach sechs Jahren - der Brgerkrieg ist Geschichte - wird Francis entlassen: Er kommt in eine Welt, in der es keinen Platz gibt fr einen Mann der Vergangenheit. Enttuscht konzentriert Francis sich auf die Suche nach dem Verrter und bringt damit sich und Bridget in hchste Gefahr

A Traitor in the Family

A Traitor in the Family

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/04/2017

'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis?

Traitor in the Family

Traitor in the Family

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: eBook Release Date: 06/04/2017

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of A Traitor in the Family by Nicholas Searle, read by Ciaran McMenamin and Lisa Hogg. While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget ONeill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws. Francis ONeill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis? In A Traitor in the Family, bestselling author, Nicholas Searle, tells a story of shocking, intimate betrayal. Can a treacherous act of the most personal kind ever be, in this darkly violent world, an act of mercy?

A Traitor in the Family

A Traitor in the Family

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/04/2017

FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GOOD LIAR, SOON TO BE A MAJOR FILM 'Unbearably tense' Daily Telegraph 'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis? In A Traitor in the Family, bestselling author, Nicholas Searle, tells a story of shocking, intimate betrayal. Can a treacherous act of the most personal kind ever be, in this darkly violent world, an act of mercy? 'It reminded me strongly of John le Carre ... this is high praise' Daily Mail The Good Liar was excellent ... this is even better' Sunday Express

Das alte Bose

Das alte Bose

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: eBook Release Date: 24/03/2017

Roy und Betty haben sich uber ein Datingportal im Internet kennengelernt - recht ungewohnlich fur zwei Menschen uber achtzig. Die beiden verstehen sich, und bald ist Roy in Bettys schonem Haus auf dem Lande eingezogen. Doch irgendetwas - ahnt der Leser - fuhrt er im Schilde. Denn Roy ist ein Krimineller, ist es sein ganzes Leben lang gewesen. Er hat mit siebzig gutglaubige Anleger betrogen, mit funfzig im Rotlichtbezirk von Soho schmutzige Geschafte betrieben, als junger Mann noch Schlimmeres getan - und auch der Greis folgt dem Trieb, anderen Menschen zu schaden. Wer ist dieser Roy? Sicher nicht der, der zu sein er vorgibt. Die Spur seiner Taten fuhrt bis in die Kriegszeit. Nach Deutschland. Und die liebenswerte Betty ahnt nicht, dass jemand sie um ihr Vermogen bringen will. Dass sie in ein Gespinst aus Lugen eingewickelt wird von einem Mann, der eigentlich schon an der Schwelle des Todes steht. Ahnt sie es wirklich nicht?

The Good Liar

The Good Liar

Author: Nicholas Searle Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/08/2016

NOW A SUNDAY TIMES TOP 10 BESTSELLER This is a life told back to front. This is a man who has lied all his life. Roy is a conman living in a small English town, about to pull off his final con. He is going to meet and woo a beautiful woman. He will swiftly move in with her and together they will live the seemingly calm life of a retired couple - evenings in front of the television, a little holiday in Berlin. Then he will slip away with her life savings. But who is the man behind the con and what has he had to do to survive this life of lies? And why is this beautiful woman so willing to be his next victim?

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