Reading Europe - The Truth And Other Lies

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01My Love, This Is Not Going To End Well20151006

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

Famous novelist, with a 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. He has been lucky until now, but when he makes one fatal error, the whole dream begins to unravel.

Today: Henry's editor - and mistress - has some news...

Reader: Jamie Parker

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

Writer: Sascha Arango is one of Germany's most renowned screenwriters, whose award-winning crime dramas are television events of the year. This, his first novel, has been a huge bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

02Don't Worry, I'll Take Care Of Things20151007

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry prepares to meet his mistress on a remote clifftop.

Reader: Jamie Parker

Abridger: Sally Marmion

Producer: Justine Willett

Writer: Sascha Arango is one of Germany's most renowned screenwriters, whose award-winning crime dramas are television events of the year. This, his first novel, has been a huge bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

03Darling, Can You Guess How It Ends?20151008
03Darling, Can You Guess How It Ends?20151008

Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature with this bestselling German thriller set on a small cliff-top town, in which everyone has a secret.

Famous novelist, with a 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: After the incident on the cliff, Henry has a most unexpected visitor.

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

04We've Found Your Wife20151009
04We've Found Your Wife20151009

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: as the search for his wife begins on the windswept local beach, Henry prepares to tell his mistress what really happened on the cliffs.

Reader: tbc

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

05No corpse is beautiful20151012

05No corpse is beautiful20151012

Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature with this bestselling German thriller set on a small cliff-top town, in which everyone has a secret.

Famous novelist, with a 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: An unexpected encounter on the way to the mortuary.

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

05No corpse is beautiful20151012

Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature with this bestselling German thriller set on a small cliff-top town, in which everyone has a secret.

Famous novelist, with a 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: An unexpected encounter on the way to the mortuary.

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

05No Corpse Is Beautiful20151012

Radio 4 continues its journey across Europe exploring the best in contemporary literature with this bestselling German thriller set on a small cliff-top town, in which everyone has a secret.

Famous novelist, with a 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: An unexpected encounter on the way to the mortuary.

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

06You scare me, Henry20151013

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his mistress what he thinks happened on the cliffs that night...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

07I need to get away from here20151014

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

Famous novelist, with a 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: Henry tells his friend Obradin the what really happened to his wife, with shocking repercussions...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

08You need help20151015

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

Famed 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: After Betty's mysterious death, suspicion falls on Henry...

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 bestseller in Germany.

Translated by Imogen Taylor.

09Better always alone than never20151016

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.

09Better always alone than never20151016

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.

09Better always alone than never20151016

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.

09Better always alone than never20151016

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.