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The Lie

The Lie One shares Susanne s belief that she must try to carry the deception off Whether she will succeed keeps the reader peering over Susanne s shoulder at all the traps turning the pages of this remarkab

  • Title: The Lie
  • Author: Petra Hammesfahr Mike Mitchell
  • ISBN: 9781904738428
  • Page: 154
  • Format: Paperback
  • One shares Susanne s belief that she must try to carry the deception off Whether she will succeed keeps the reader, peering over Susanne s shoulder at all the traps, turning the pages of this remarkable book The Independent UK Praise for Petra Hammesfahr s The Sinner The Sinner is best psychological suspense novel I have read all year Daily Telegraph Dubbed Germ One shares Susanne s belief that she must try to carry the deception off Whether she will succeed keeps the reader, peering over Susanne s shoulder at all the traps, turning the pages of this remarkable book The Independent UK Praise for Petra Hammesfahr s The Sinner The Sinner is best psychological suspense novel I have read all year Daily Telegraph Dubbed Germany s answer to Patricia Highsmith, Hammesfahr should win new fans with this novel Publishers Weekly Demonstrates why she is one of Germany s bestselling writers of crime and psychological thrillers It s grim, delves deep into the human psyche, and keeps you gripped The Times London Nadia and Susanne look uncannily alike, but one of the women is seriously rich and the other is destitute When Nadia asks Susanne to spend the weekend with her husband so that she can sneak off with a lover, how can Susanne refuse the outrageous payment on offer Nadia and her husband barely speak to each other and he will be working most of the weekend Easy money, or so it seems.One Friday afternoon Susanne drives Nadia s Alfa to her beautiful suburban villa with its indoor pool and glass doors opening onto the sloping lawn This first stay is followed by others, as an apparently harmless game becomes a deadly web of lies.Petra Hammesfahr, born in 1951, has not had an easy life she left school at thirteen and became pregnant by an alcoholic husband at seventeen She published her first novel when she was forty and has since written over twenty crime and suspense novels Petra also writes scripts for television and film She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize.

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    1. Petra Hammesfahr Mike Mitchell

      Hailed as Germany s Patricia Highsmith, Petra Hammesfahr has written than twenty crime and suspense novels, and also writes scripts for film and television She has won numerous literary prizes, including the Crime Prize of Wiesbaden and the Rhineland Literary Prize Her breakthrough novel, The Sinner, was a major critical and commercial success internationally, including in Germany, where it stayed on the bestseller list for than fifteen months The Sinner has been adapted for television as a limited series on USA starring Jessica Biel and Bill Pullman.

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    1. This book built up a complicated story and some great suspense throughout the first half of the book, and then the convoluted plot lost me about 75% in and I just wanted to find out what happened. Susanne gets off an elevator at a building where she is to have a job interview and walking down the hall is a woman who could be her identical twin. They look exactly alike, other than different hair styles and different clothes and grooming. In the weeks to follow, Susanne is approached by Nadia, the [...]


    2. It was unreal. In Nadia's clothes, with Nadia's rings on her finger and the bag under her arm containing everything that proved Nadia's identity. A little more lipstick, eye shadow and mascara, her hair freshly died and cut by an expert, Nadia's stud earrings in her ears - and the illusion would have been perfect.A best seller in Germany, The Lie is one of those novels that despite its adherence to the confines of the genre and its many flaws, I still liked it enough for me to include amongst th [...]


    3. The story is not believable at all. But I am ok with it when it comes to entertaining fictional crime story. And this book was pretty entertaining for the most part. Really caught me in the beginning. Although the problem is that it got less and less interesting after a time. Seems the books should not have been that long but keep on being very exciting. And the other weak part was the love story. Oh that love story made me gag. It seems like it was wroitten for/about teenagers not people in the [...]


    4. Jemanden zu begegnen, der so aussieht wie man selbst, ist ja schon gruselig genug. Wenn derjenige - oder in diesem Fall diejenige - dann aber auch noch ein tolles Leben führt, das du nicht hast und dir viel Geld dafür bezahlen will, damit du sie vertrittst, dann klingt das doch super, oder? Das dachte ich mir zumindest, als ich das Buch in die Hand genommen habe.Das Buch beginnt mit einem Prolog, den man anfangs gar nicht einordnen kann. Das gefällt mir immer ganz gut, weil ich dann unbedingt [...]



    5. Wow, was this a frustrating read. I really liked The Sinner, so I thought I'd give The Lie a try. First of all, the translation from German to English was a little rough, so maybe that's what made the story confusing. I thought the premise was intriguing and felt the book had such promise. But in the end, I was left with a story that was utterly preposterous and tough to sort out. With that said, I liked The Sinner so much I'd be willing to give Petra Hammesfahr another try, if anyone has a good [...]


    6. I read this because i watched the TV show The Sinner (same author).Not that impressed -- a very confusing story line, but also i think the quality of the translation was bumpy.



    7. This was just a mess. It started off really well but halfway through it was nearly unreadable. I usually try to finish books, but I can't be bothered to slave through the rest of this.


    8. Susanne Lasko is poor. She desperately needs to find a job soon, not just for herself but for her mother, who she is taking care of. Nadia Trenkler is married, rich and has everything Susanne wants. While Susanne was heading to a job interview, she bumped into her twin. Well not really but just about. When Naida first spots Susanne, she believes that they are half sisters. Naida offers Susanne an offer she can’t refuse. Naida will pay Susanne if she will pretend to be her, so that she can get [...]


    9. This book sounded so good, just the sort of thing I like. A German thriller mixing murder, mystery and psychological intrigue. Oh dear, what a let down! The ridiculous chance meeting that the story was based on would surely turn out to be all part of a clever plot leading to a fascinating denouement where nothing was quite what it seemed, wouldn't it? Surely no serious plot could really be based on such a flimsy setup. Could it? Unfortunately, it could. The preposterous coincidences, naive chara [...]


    10. This had a good review in the press, and was clearly a fantastic idea - one of those you wish you'd thought of yourself. Two women who look uncannily alike swap identities, but all is not what it initially seems. Perhaps it was me, or perhaps it was the translation, but I quickly found the plot hopelessly confusing. Rather disappointing, given the press reviews.


    11. Fast-paced, creepy fun, complete with car chases up and down the Autobahn, this thriller features Doppelgängers, one rich and unscrupulous, the other poor and desperate, who switch places with chilling results. The English translation was a bit stilted in spots, but otherwise, it was a quick read.


    12. This was a fun and suspenseful read. Some incidences were incredible; however fiction does not always have to be credible. What's not to love about a thriller with a doppleganger theme? Not much was lost in translation. I enjoyed this novel.





    13. Overall was a good book. A little hard to follow all of the characters and keep them straight. Had some low and some exciting parts. Glad I stuck with it though!


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