Traitor in the Family
'While her husband prepared to murder a young man he had never met, Bridget O'Neill completed her packing for Christmas with her in-laws.' Francis O'Neill is a terrorist, trained to kill for his cause. Bridget is his wife, expected to be loyal and stand by her husband. She has learned not to hope for much more, until the day she glimpses, for the first time, the chance of a new life. A life without violence, without secrets, and without knocks on the door in the dead of night. A life without her husband. But what if freedom for Bridget means grave danger for Francis? In A Traitor in the Family, bestselling author, Nicholas Searle, tells a story of shocking, intimate betrayal. Can a treacherous act of the most personal kind ever be, in this darkly violent world, an act of mercy?
A taut, compulsive thriller with a dark, intriguing heart. A Mr Ripley for our time -- Jonathan Freedland on 'The Good Liar' A part-thriller, part-human condition novel that packs a tremendous punch -- Financial Times on 'The Good Liar' Added to the fiendishly clever plot, Searle's writing is both drily amusing and elegantly crafted. An absolute treat of a book -- Daily Mail on 'The Good Liar' An incredibly dark, taut thriller... Think of Ruth Rendell morphing into John le Carre -- Daily Express on 'The Good Liar' Searle shows a gift for complex plotting -- Daily Telegraph on 'The Good Liar'
Nicholas Searle is originally from Cornwall and now lives in Yorkshire. Before becoming a writer, he enjoyed a long and successful public service career in intelligence and security. A Traitor in the Family is his second novel, following the Sunday Times bestseller, The Good Liar, which was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey New Blood Dagger for the best debut crime novel.