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A Traitor in the Family by Nicholas Searle

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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?

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A Traitor in the Family by Nicholas Searle

'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?


'A taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time' -- Jonathan Freedland on 'The Good Liar

'A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch' -- Financial Times on 'The Good Liar

'Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle's writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted. An absolute treat of a book' -- Daily Mail on 'The Good Liar'

'An incredibly dark, taut thriller... Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carre' -- Daily Express on 'The Good Liar

'Searle shows a gift for complex plotting' -- Daily Telegraph on 'The Good Liar'

About the Author

Nicholas Searle

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.

Author photo © Mark Vessey

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Publication date

6th April 2017


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Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd


320 pages


Thriller / Suspense
Family Drama
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Espionage & spy thriller



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