In New York Times bestselling author Bryan Reardon's captivating thriller, a dejected filmmaker lets his curiosity get the best of him and plunges into a web of depravity and danger from which there might be no escape.
Theo Snyder is at the end of his rope. One minute he was on top of the world, his documentary film The Basement a massive critical and commercial hit, the next crestfallen when his latest film was canceled after an embarrassingly public misstep. As his desperation grows, he makes a bold decision: to pursue the story of the notorious "Halo Killer," Jasper Ross-Johnson. But delving into the life and mind of a serial killer could prove more deadly than Theo ever could have imagined.
At first, things are looking up. Jasper is willing to talk, the footage of the jailhouse meetings is spectacular, and famed investigator Zora Neale Monroe joins him on the project. Theo is sure he's getting close to something no one else has discovered: the truth about why Jasper was captured before he could kill his final victim. Someone else was on the beach that day, someone who knows a lot more than they're telling and just might know how it all happened. The truth could lead to more killing--unless Theo can uncover the real ending to the story of the Halo Killer first.
About the Author
Bryan Reardon is the New York Times bestselling author of Finding Jake, The Real Michael Swann and The Perfect Plan. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Bryan worked for the State of Delaware for more than a decade, starting in the Office of the Governor. He holds a degree in psychology from the University of Notre Dame and lives in West Chester, Pennsylvania, with his wife and kids.
Praise for Let Her Lie:
“A complex psychological thriller... Fans of Gillian Flynn will jump at this one.”
“A virtuoso exercise for serious players determined to keep playing each other to the bitter end.”
“Ingenious twists and well-developed characters.”
"A solid thriller with twists and turns that keep the reader engaged throughout the novel."
—Red Carpet Crash
“Bryan Reardon is at the top of his game...Complex and conflicted characters along with a taut and twisty plot had me racing through the pages...Wonderfully written and unfailingly compelling, I loved this book!”
—Karen Dionne, USA Today bestselling author of The Marsh King’s Daughter
“Such a page-turner! Instantly captivating and relentlessly sinister, this uniquely structured deep dive into creativity and obsession has a surprise around every corner."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, USA Today bestselling author of The First to Lie
“Author Bryan Reardon—like the Halo Killer—spins a wicked, Hitchcockian web of danger.”
—Jefferson Bass, bestselling author of the Body Farm series
“Let Her Lie is a fascinating and intricate web of death and humanity. Reardon is a Thomas Harris for a new generation.”
—Allison Dickson, author of The Other Mrs. Miller
Praise for Finding Jake:
“The suspense is killing.”
—New York Times Book Review
“Reardon deftly builds suspense.”
“A compelling read; disturbingly relevant in contemporary America.”
“[A] compelling psychological suspense...I’ll be thinking about this one for a long time to come.”
—Alison Gaylin, USA Today bestselling author of Stay With Me
“I devoured Finding Jake...Utterly engrossing.”
—Alice LaPlante, bestselling author of Turn of Mind and Circle of Wives
Praise for The Real Michael Swann:
"Reardon delivers another page-turner."
—Library Journal starred review
“Harlan Coben meets Greg Iles, with plenty of misdirection.”
“Many twists and turns that keep readers guessing till the end.”
“Readers shouldn’t be surprised if they find themselves staying up to finish this in one sitting.”
“Bryan Reardon grabs his readers on page one...A chilling, haunting read.”
—Lisa Unger, New York Times bestselling author of The Red Hunter
"Pulls you right in and leaves you gasping.."
—Joseph Finder, New York Times bestselling author of The Switch
"The Real Michael Swann moved me deeply and kept me turning pages deep into the night."
—Amanda Eyre Ward, New York Times bestselling author of The Same Sky
Praise for The Perfect Plan:
“An intense and gripping psychological thriller.”
—Karen Dionne, author of the international bestseller The Marsh King's Daughter
"Intense, disturbing, and incredibly chilling."
—Hank Phillippi Ryan, bestselling author of The First to Lie