Publisher St. Martin’s Press, January 15, 2019
In the vein of domestic psychological thrillers like The Woman in the Window and The Girl on the Train, Thomas Christopher Greene’s THE PERFECT LIAR is a riveting and suspenseful story about a newly married young couple who finds their perfect lives upended when someone begins leaving handwritten notes on the door of their dream house.
The novel opens with the beautiful Susannah, a woman tortured by anxiety, returning from a run on a rainy spring day. Her charismatic recent second husband, Max, a rising star in the art world and a college professor, is out of town and her teenaged son at school when she arrives home to find the first note taped on the door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
Additional notes appear. Are they for Max, a talented Mr. Ripley character whose secrets, if discovered, would end his remarkable run as a con man who has fooled an entire industry? How far will Max go to hide the truth? Is Susannah in danger? And are there secrets of her own that lie behind her chronic anxiety?
As pasts are illuminated and secrets revealed, the stakes rise for this complicated couple in this dark, sexy and smart new novel by Thomas Christopher Greene, author of the best-selling and critically acclaimed novel, The Headmaster’s Wife.
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
“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