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Publisher Description

Now a major motion picture starring Helen Mirren and Ian McKellen.

“A superb thriller and a truly engrossing read.”—Ruth Ware, New York Times bestselling author of In a Dark, Dark Wood and The Woman in Cabin 10

When Roy meets a wealthy widow online, he can hardly believe his luck. Just like Patricia Highsmith’s Tom Ripley, Roy is a man who lives to deceive—and everything about Betty suggests she’s an easy mark. He’s confident that his scheme to swindle her will be a success. After all, he’s done this before.

As this remarkable feat of storytelling weaves together Roy’s and Betty’s futures, it also unwinds the past. Dancing across more than half a century—decades that encompass unthinkable cruelty, extraordinary resilience, and remarkable kindness—it takes us right back to the beginning of their very different lives, following the twists and turns through childhood, an adolescence and young adulthood indelibly marked by war, and an adult existence carved out amid a world still reeling from its aftermath.

As Roy’s sins stack up against the burdens Betty carries, it becomes a story of salvation, and survival—and for Roy and Betty, there is a reckoning to be made when the endgame of Roy’s crooked plot plays out. Some things can never be forgotten. Or forgiven.
 

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2016
February 2
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
352
Pages
PUBLISHER
Harper
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
1.2
MB

Customer Reviews

Ldecook ,

Satisfying!

What I thought would be an amusing story of two people trying to swindle one another became instead a fully fleshed novel with depth. And oh so satisfying.

GinnyKStitches ,

Good

Liked the movie better. The book offers more details than needed for the story to be interesting

Persypie ,

Enjoyable

A bit dry and overly long in some of the back details, but overall an enjoyable read! The reveal at the end was delicious and the novel had a really good conclusion!

The inter connectivity took me for a surprise until the author was ready to reveal it and I applaud his writing.

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