The Better Liar

The Better Liar

When a woman conceals her sister’s death to claim their joint inheritance, her deception exposes a web of dangerous secrets in this addictive new thriller for fans of Megan Abbott, Gillian Flynn, and Paula Hawkins.

“Like most of the dead, I want to be remembered.”

Robin Voigt is dead. If Leslie had arrived at her sister’s cramped Las Vegas apartment just hours earlier, this would have been their first reunion in a decade. In the years since Robin ran away from home as a teenager, Leslie has stayed in New Mexico, taking care of their dying father even as she began building a family of her own. But when their father passed away, Leslie received a rude awakening: She and Robin would receive the inheritance he left them together—or not at all. Now her half of the money may be beyond her grasp. And unbeknownst to anyone, even her husband, Leslie needs it desperately.

When she meets a charismatic young woman who bears an uncanny resemblance to Robin—and has every reason to leave her past behind—the two make a reckless bargain: Mary will impersonate Robin for a week in exchange for Robin’s half of the cash. But neither realizes how high the stakes will become when Mary takes a dead woman’s name. Even as Mary begins to suspect Leslie is hiding something, and Leslie realizes the stranger living in her house, babysitting her newborn son, and charming her husband has secrets of her own, Robin’s wild, troubled legacy threatens to eclipse them both.

An electric, twisted portrait of sisterhood and the ties that bind, The Better Liar is a stunning debut with a heart-stopping, twist-after-twist finale that will beg the question: How far would you go to get what’s yours?

Advance praise for The Better Liar

“I thought I’d just skim a page or two before putting The Better Liar on my ‘to-read’ shelf, but I couldn’t help becoming so drawn in that I had to keep going. Tanen Jones has written a compulsively page-turning story. She cleverly drip-feeds nuggets of information, each more surprising than the last, until the final shocking revelation.”—Claire Fuller, author of Bitter Orange and Swimming Lessons

Title:The Better Liar
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984821249
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    The Better Liar Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Happy release datešŸŽŠšŸŽ‰šŸ„‚Finally this delicious thriller is out there to be devoured! šŸ’ƒšŸ»šŸ’ƒšŸ»Are you ready for a mind-bending, psychological, surprising new novel that full of lies, brai...

  • Kim ~ It?s All About the Thrill

    I loved this book! Wow! All the stars for this fantastic debut. This book puts the W in WTF!!! I mean this is one twisted domestic thriller. Honestly one of my favorite books I have read this year.You...

  • Dita

    Did I stay up half the night last because I was unable to put this down? Yes!Do I regret it? Nope!Would I read any book that Kim ~ It's All About The Thrill recommends to me? Yes! (Follow her, friend ...

  • Meredith

    Icy Cold Game of Cat and MouseOne desperate woman lures another into impersonating her dead sister in order to receive her inheritance. Leslie takes a trip to Vegas to bring her sister home to Alburqu...

  • Elyse  Walters

    NO SPOILERSThis is a great book to go in blind!!!!Names change like a revolving cake walk!!!...Leslie meets Mary in ...Vegas. ...Leslie brings Mary home to Albuquerque....Mary becomes Robin (Leslieā€™...

  • Holly  B

    3.5 STARS Two sisters entangled in a web of lies and hidden agendas... The debut of an author that I will surely keep an eye on!An intriguing premise about estranged sisters, Leslie and Robin. Their...

  • Michelle

    Alive sister - Leslie. Dead sister - Robin. Fake sister - Mary. They all have a voice in this story. What I loved most about this book is the feeling of unease that exudes from the pages especially as...

  • Ceecee

    .... and the Oscar goes to ....... Mary, for her winning performance, skilful chameleon like adoption of personas at the drop of a hat, her methods of acquiring and using information to her advantage,...

  • Jennifer ~ TarHeelReader

    Thank you, Random House/Ballantine Books for the gifted copy.If you donā€™t mind suspending disbelief a little at times, step right up to my new favorite thriller! Twist after twist, after oh-my-gosh ...

  • Felicia

    This story requires a ton of suspension of disbelief. Luckily for me, I spend my entire life discounting reality so it was a perfect fit. Despite the improbability of this story, Tanen's writing and i...