The Truth-Teller's Lie: A Novel previously published as Hurting Distance
"A fantastically creepy, twisty mystery” (The Times (London)) through the the world over best-selling writer of The different Woman’s House and The incorrect Mother
Naomi Jenkins is aware all approximately secrets and techniques: 3 years in the past anything so negative occurred to her that she's by no means informed a person approximately it. Now, Naomi has one other mystery: her dating with the unhappily married Robert Haworth. while Robert vanishes with out rationalization, Naomi is familiar with he should have come to hurt. however the police are much less confident, relatively whilst Robert's spouse insists he isn't lacking. In desperation, Naomi makes a decision that if she cannot convince the detectives that Robert is at risk, she'll persuade them that he's a hazard to others. Naomi understands the right way to describe the activities of a psychopath; all she must do is dig up her personal aggravating past.
The moment publication in Sophie Hannah’s loved Zailer and Waterhouse sequence, The Truth-Teller’s Lie is a chillingly clever suspense novel bound to entice lovers of Tess Gerritsen and Gillian Flynn.
Kelvey, doesn’t she? Sergeant Zailer informed her?’ ‘Yes. I don’t comprehend why she desires to see him, yet it seems that she does. A lot.’ ‘Waterhouse, it’s within the perishing morning!’ Proust tapped his watch. ‘She’d be there via now, if that was once the place she was once going. Sergeant Zailer needs to be unsuitable. Have we obtained someone outdoors Jenkins’ house?’ Shit. ‘No, sir.’ ‘Of direction we haven’t. foolish of me.’ The voice had thinned; the phrases have been projected at Simon like lead pellets. ‘Get anyone there once.
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used to be a significant challenge. How a lot may still he inform dealers and Gibbs? Laurel and fucking Hardy, he concept. yet he needed to inform them. ‘. . . I’d acquired so far as telling her Haworth used to be born Robert Angilley, and he or she simply walked off,’ Gibbs used to be asserting. ‘Out of the construction, acquired in her automobile and rancid she went. She didn’t glance solid. What’s going on?’ ‘I couldn’t locate her, couldn’t locate any of you,’ stated Simon. ‘Her mobile’s switched off. She by no means does that—you understand Charlie, she’s by no means out of contact, and he or she.