E last sentence of the book I am wondering if I missed something along the way35 overall a page turner that kept my interest and had me on the dge of my seat right until the Taxi ins Glück end The belief in human goodness is a prejudice hard to refute Wouldn t it be sensible Henry wondered to believe in the selfvident badness of human beings In his case for instance sporadic acts of goodnesswere nothing but brief interruptions to his innate wickedness The Truth and Other Lies is the first novel by German playwright Sascha Arango Henry Hayden is a best selling author of crime novels happily married to Martha ven if he also sleeps
With His Editor Betty Generous his ditor Betty generous friends and pleasant to his fans But Henry has a secret or two and when Betty announces she is pregnant the fa ade of his comfortable Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas existence threatens to collapse Henry acts to preserve the status uo but things don t uite go to planArango gives the reader an intriguing plot with plenty of twists wrinkles and complications His novel is riddled with delicious ironies misdirection and plenty of black humour Arango manages to include a synaesthete a troublesome marten a failing fishmonger a not uite tenaciousnough detective an nvious class mate unreuited lovers an almost finished manuscript and a very big oops moment While Henry s lies
*and his sheer *his sheer will leave readers gasping many will find themselves almost wanting him to get away with it or at least feeling some sympathy for him Arango gives his characters some astute observations You don t have to be famous to be happy specially as popularity is all too often confused with significance and Men are never cowardly and their lies never pathetic than when they re caught with their pants down and Martha had warned him that success was a mere shadow that shifts with the moving sun are Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, examples Also a succinct definition If I see or hear something andveryone Not Without a Fight else pretends there s nothing there then I know it s a conspiracy The reader is also treated to some marvellous descriptive prose The chapter fell seamlessly in line with the previous one the story flowed towards its climax with such assurance that it was as if instead of having been thought up it hadmerged from itself like a plant from a seed and The cataract of words poured out of s brain and straight through the machine onto the paper not a single word got spilt on writing also A secret like this is a parasite It feeds on you and grows bigger and bigger It wants to get out of you it gnaws its way through your heart it wants to get out of your mouth it crawls through your Garden Bouquets and Beyond eyes This aptly titled novel is flawlessly translated from German by Imogen Taylor and the Text Publishingdition has a colourful and imaginative cover by W H Chong They offer a money back Love it guarantee and while this book is probably not for The Unseen Wonder everyone that guarantee would seem a fairly safe bet with many readers This is a stunning debut and readers will look forward to from this talented author I cannotven do a proper review without giving anything awayThis story has to be my all time favorite this year This in my opinion ONLY blows Gone Girl to the curb So many love triangles curves and twists Henry was the all time manipulator but Karma comes in This book wont disappoint you if you love pyschologicalmurder mysteriesLOVED IT Thank you Net Galley for allowing me to read this awesome book. L The Management Bible error that could cause the whole dream to unravel and despite his Machiavellianfforts vents swiftly spin out of control as lie is heaped upon lie menace upon menace And it turns out that those around him have their secrets too.