A Suitable Lie

  • by Michael J. Malone
  • Narrated by Steven Cree
  • 12 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Andy Boyd thinks he is the luckiest man alive. Widowed with a young child after his wife dies in childbirth, he is certain that he will never again experience true love. Then he meets Anna. Feisty, fun and beautiful, she's his perfect match.... And she loves his son, too.
When Andy ends up in the hospital on his wedding night, he receives his first clue that Anna is not all that she seems. He ignores it; a dangerous mistake that could cost him everything. A brave, deeply moving psychological thriller which marks a stunning departure for one of Scotland's top crime writers.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

A waste of my life.

What would have made A Suitable Lie better?

Not to have been written.

What will your next listen be?

I am trying Small Face

Would you be willing to try another one of Steven Cree’s performances?


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Total disappointment.

Any additional comments?

It was like Coronation Street on a very bad day, and I have not seen Coronation Street since I was 11, some 61 years ago. It was nothing like the write-up, it was just utter foolishness writ large. I gave up after an hour and a half of it.

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- Julian E. Boyce

A tough, but excellent book!

Any additional comments?

This is an extremely good fictional story of one mans struggle as a victim of domestic violence. The issues the main protagonist stuggles with are spot on. At times, I found it genuinely heart wrenching to listen to, and I am no softie in the face of graphic descriptions. Despite this, I should say that it was never gratuitous it describing violence. This is my first book by this author, but it certainly won't be my last. The characters here are well drawn and the story (which is rich with characters and context) zipped along, being so well written that there is not a moment of padding. I did accuracy guess who may have 'done it (no revealing of what 'it' is), but I was not at all sure, and I did not see other twists and turns coming. Steven Cree's narration is also excellent. I highly recommend this book.

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- Ann D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-11-2016
  • Publisher: Audible Studios