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The Good Guy

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Costa Book Awards Best First Novel (nominee)
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA FIRST NOVEL AWARD 2016

'I fell into The Good Guy hook, line and sinker . . . utterly captivating' Last Word Review

A summer of love and deceit in 1960s New England.

Abigail has everything she's meant to want: a handsome, successful husband, a beautiful baby daughter, and a house in the suburbs. Inside, however, she's in turmoil: awkward with her neighbors, exhausted by the demands of motherhood, a failure at domesticity.

Her husband, Ted, doesn't feel the same pressure. His professional life is on the up when a chance encounter with single-girl Penny offers a glimpse of the life he might have had, had he not blindly followed convention. Captivated, he tells a lie and then another. Lie by lie, he constructs a double life, convinced he can keep his two worlds separate, but can he?

Brilliantly observed and deeply moving, The Good Guy proves that the worst lies are the ones we tell ourselves.

'A sparkling debut, with a lifelike depiction of a time and place, and piercing insights into the fabled, and often tarnished, American dream' Lady

'Extremely well-written, intelligent and perceptive, this also happens to be a novel that slips down like ice-cream on a hot day. I absolutely loved it' Shiny New Books

'A delicious, slightly gossipy summer read with a Mad Men feel to it. I'd especially recommend this to readers who enjoyed The Longest Night by Andria Williams and Tigers in Red Weather by Liza Klaussmann' Bookbag

    

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Hardback Editions

June 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel with a Mad Men feel set in 1960s suburban America
Author(s): Susan Beale
ISBN: 1-4736-3033-9 / 978-1-4736-3033-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel with a Mad Men feel set in 1960s suburban America
Author(s): Susan Beale
ISBN: 1-4736-3036-3 / 978-1-4736-3036-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel with a Mad Men feel set in 1960s suburban America
Author(s): Susan Beale
ISBN: 1-4736-3034-7 / 978-1-4736-3034-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

February 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Good Guy
Author(s): Susan Beale
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon   


February 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Good Guy
Author(s): Susan Beale
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2016 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Good Guy: A deeply compelling novel with a Mad Men feel to it set in 1960s suburban America
Author(s): Susan Beale
Publisher: John Murray
Availability: Amazon UK