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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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

Not for me

The author had drawn such a weak, pathetic and stupid lead character that I wanted to throttle him myself. There are no surprises; everything is telegraphed early on to such a degree I worked out the plot by the first half of the book. Given the serious subject matter, I can't help but feel that a more nuanced writer and one who cares about the finer details of a plot would have done the book more justice.
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- Karen Choo

Book Details

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