Fiction, Mystery/Thriller

The Truth and Other Lies by Sascha Arango

I don’t know what I was expecting from this novel but it certainly wasn’t what I got! I’m so excited to write this review that I’m not going to bother giving any introduction for it!

Henry Hayden has made it big in the literary world. His five novels have all been bestsellers and he is living in the lap of luxury. He’s got the nice car, the nice house, everything he could ever have asked for. He is a quiet man himself and lives a quiet life with his wife who is equally quiet and private. All in all, Henry is happy. Except for one secret: he didn’t write a single word. In fact, it is his wife who writes his novels, a secret they both work very hard to hide. The arrangement seems to be working well for both of them. But then disaster strikes when Henry’s mistress becomes pregnant with his child. As Henry tries to rectify the solution, he makes a terrible  mistake, one that could cost him everything he holds dear.

I loved this novel. From the first page, I was hooked. The story shifts so quickly from one character to the other that you are forced to give it your full attention. I loved the portrayal of each character and the attention given to detail. The way that Henry’s mind works is remarkable so much so that I had chills at some points in the story. The ending was quite unexpected and that just made the experience that much more enjoyable. I would recommend this book wholeheartedly to anyone looking for something dark – or for anyone looking for a great read!

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