Book at Bedtime
Reading Europe - The Truth and Other Lies
Episode 4: We've found your wife
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.
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. Show less