The Perfect Liar: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other.

Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon thereafter, a second note appears on their door: DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT?

Both Susannah and Max are keeping secrets from the world and from each other—secrets that could destroy their family and everything they have built. Thomas Christopher Greene's The Perfect Liar is a thrilling novel told through the alternating perspectives of Susannah and Max with a shocking climax that no one will expect, from the bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.

About the Author


THOMAS CHRISTOPHER GREENE is the author of several novels, including Mirror Lake; I'll Never Be Long Gone; Envious Moon; The Headmaster's Wife; and If I Forget You. His fiction has been translated into 13 languages and has won many awards and honors. In 2008, Tom founded Vermont College of Fine Arts, a top graduate fine arts college, making him the youngest college president in the country at that time. He lives and works in Vermont.

Praise For…


“A beautifully crafted thriller, The Perfect Liar keeps on twisting and turning until the very last page. Tense, dark and compelling – I couldn’t put it down.” - TM Logan, author of Lies

"Keeps readers riveted. . .This novel creates a slow burn with not one but two shocking climaxes." - Library Journal

"[A]n absorbing mystery about who is predator and who is prey." - Booklist

"Beautifully written and sharply insightful, The Perfect Liar is a captivating, stay-up-late thriller about dark secrets, dangerous passions, and the perilous pursuit of a picture-perfect life." Kimberly McCreight, New York Times bestselling author of Reconstructing Amelia and Where They Found Her

"Riveting...fans of domestic suspense will be well satisfied." - Publishers Weekly

“Fun characters and lots of twists and turns make this a fast-paced and thoroughly enjoyable new novel.” – Claire Benedict, Bear Pond Bookstore, Montpelier, VT

“This is a fast, twisty story about how your past can come back to haunt you and how you never really know your partner as well as you think.” – Andrea Richardson, Fountain Books, Richmond, VA

Praise for If I Forget You:

"Thomas Christopher Greene's If I Forget You is the most moving and beautifully written love story I've read since Cold Mountain." - Howard Frank Mosher

"If I Forget You is a beautiful, quiet novel about love and the paths we take and the ones that are forged for us." – PopSugar

Praise for The Headmaster's Wife:

"Greene’s genre-bending novel of madness and despair evokes both the predatory lasciviousness of Nabokov’s classic, Lolita, and the anxious ambiguity of Gillian Flynn’s contemporary thriller, Gone Girl." - Booklist

“A tightly woven, atmospheric thriller about a New England academic whose life goes off the rails.” - People

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250128218
ISBN-10: 1250128218
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication Date: January 15th, 2019
Pages: 288
Language: English