The Liar's Girl (Paperback)
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The Liar's Girl (Paperback)

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Paperback 336 Pages / Published: 03/01/2019
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Shortlisted for the Edgar Award, Best Novel 2019
Irish Times' Best Book of the Year, 2018
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'Dark, yes, but tender too. The Liar's Girl is tightly plotted and crackles with suspense.' Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me
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Her first love confessed to five murders. But the truth was so much worse.


Will Hurley, Dublin's notorious Canal Killer is in prison, ten years into a life sentence.

His ex-girlfriend Alison has built a new life abroad, putting her shattered past behind her.

Then the copycat killings start. Will holds the key to unlocking these crimes, but he'll only talk to Alison. Can the killer be stopped before there's another senseless murder? And after all these years, can Alison face the past - and the man - she's worked so hard to forget?

'A killer premise that totally delivers. A creepy, claustrophobic tale that never lets up on the tension while also managing to strike a truly tender note.' Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies

Publisher: Atlantic Books
ISBN: 9781782398998
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 237 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm
Edition: Main


MEDIA REVIEWS
The Liar's Girl is a sharp and modern thriller; cleverly plotted and completely immersive. Catherine Ryan Howard has delivered another sinister, sly and addictive read. Magnificently murky. -- Margaret Madden * Sunday Indepedent *
In this second novel, Howard's emerging talent could not be clearer... expertly plotted, with a series of stunning twists. * Daily Mail *
Dark, yes, but tender too. The Liar's Girl is tightly plotted and crackles with suspense. * Ali Land, author of Good Me Bad Me *
Gripping. * Elizabeth Haynes, author of Into the Darkest Corner *
Incredibly pacey - what lifts Catherine's work above many others in the genre is the quality of her writing and the strength of her characterization. Dublin comes alive in this slice of Irish noir. * Sinead Crowley *
It's so hard to stand out in this space right now but The Liar's Girl offers a killer premise that totally delivers. A creepy, claustrophobic tale that never lets up on the tension while also managing to strike a truly tender note. * Caz Frear, author of Sweet Little Lies *
Another thrilling page-turner from a natural born storyteller. * Mark Edwards, author of The Magpies *
[A] clever and intriguing tale ... All the clues were there but so ingeniously hidden that I couldn't figure it out. * Liz Nugent, author of Unravelling Oliver *
Absolutely fantastic. I was gripped the entire way through, can't recommend it enough... * Jenny Blackhurst, auhtor of How I Lost You *
Catherine Ryan Howard is such a skilled storyteller - every setting was evocative, every hook well-placed, every twist expertly-timed. I flew through it! Astonishingly good. * Jo Spain, author of The Confession *
A stand-out book... Real and sympathetic characters, a flawlessly-paced plot and a genuinely original premise. I finished it at 2:00am, my heart pounding! * Gillian McAllister, author of The Evidence Against You *
Slick, smart and stylish... Really clever. * Holly Seddon, author of Try Not to Breathe *
The Liar's Girl is BRILLIANT. [Catherine Ryan Howard has] outdone herself... It's even better than the Dagger-nominated Distress Signals and that's saying something! * Michelle Davies, author of the DC Maggie Neville series *
The Liar's Girl is heartstoppingly brilliant - a completely convincing, expertly plotted tale. The pace is unrelenting. Catherine Ryan Howard... is an extraordinary talent. * Jane Casey, author of the Maeve Kerrigan series *
The Liar's Girl is an incredibly compelling tale of guilt, secrecy and murder. Gripping from the start, Catherine Ryan Howard lures readers in from page one and brings every girl's worst nightmare to life. Unputdownable! * Phoebe Morgan, author of The Girl Next Door *
A haunting thriller... a fast-moving, crackling good novel. * David Bell, author of The Forgotten Girl *
I couldn't put it down...an excellent read. * Patricia Gibney, author of The Stolen Girls *
Ryan Howard has certainly pulled off, with remarkable confidence, the notoriously difficult task of surpassing a debut novel that was met with critical acclaim and garlanded with awards. * Irish Independent *
The Liar's Girl is a tightly structured, highly suspenseful follow-up to Howard's excellent CWA Dagger-nominated debut, Distress Signals. * Irish Times *
Fans of crime fiction will love it... Ryan Howard is as good as the early Val McDermid. For those who are always on the lookout for a good new crime writer, look no further. * RTE *
Howard hits all the right notes in this engaging second novel. -- Darina Molloy * Connaught Telegraph *
The Liar's Girl is a cleverly written and intriguing tale in which the twists take the reader in different directions before the truth emerges... A creepy atmosphere, believable dialogue, and a tight plot that keeps the mystery alive right to the end. * Cork Evening Echo *

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“Excellent!!”

EXCELLENT! Truly loved it!
"Liar's Girl" is an absolutely fantastic read that I found compelling, intriguing and suspenseful. There's nothing to not like about in this book, I found everything... More

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Bookread2day

“Highly recommend ordering ”


I'm a really big fan of Catherine Ryan Howard, after reading Distress a Signals, that I very highly recommend if you haven't read it. The front cover of The Liar's Girl paperback is amazing with... More

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Linda Hepworth

“An Engaging Thriller”

When Alison and her best friend Liz move from their hometown of Cork to go to university in Dublin they feel excited at the prospect of new and exciting opportunities. Shortly after starting her course Alison meets... More

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