Reading Europe - The Truth And Other Lies

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In 'Reading Europe', Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature as Jamie Parker concludes this hugely successful German thriller set on a small cliff-top town, in which everyone has a secret.

Acclaimed as a novelist, beautiful wife, grand house in the country and more money than he can spend - Henry Hayden has it all. Or so it seems. His perfect life rests on one carefully constructed lie, a lie he will stop at nothing to protect. But when he makes one fatal error, the whole dream begins to unravel.

Today: The denouement: when his wife's body is washed up after the storm, suspicion on Henry mounts...

Reader: Jamie Parker

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

Writer: Sascha Arango is one of Germany's most renowned screenwriters. This, his first novel, has been a huge besteller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.