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Unreliable

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
Riotous and riveting, this is the story of a charming college professor who most definitely did not - but maybe did - kill his ex-wife. Or someone else. Or no one. Irby plays with the thriller trope in unimaginably clever ways.

Edwin Stith, a failed novelist and college writing instructor in upstate New York, is returning home for the weekend to Richmond, Virginia, to celebrate his mother's wedding - to a much younger man. Edwin has a peculiar relationship with the truth. He is a liar who is brutally honest. He may or may not be sleeping with his students, he may or may not be getting fired, and he may or may not have killed his ex-wife, a lover, and his brand-new stepsister.
Stith's dysfunctional homecoming leads him deep into a morass of long-gestating secrets and dangers, of old-flames still burning strong and new passions ready to consume everything he holds dear. But family dysfunction is only eclipsed by Edwin's own, leading to profound suspense and utter hilarity. Lee Irby has crafted a sizzling modern classic of dark urges, lies, and secrets that harks back to the unsettling obsessions of Edgar Allan Poe - with a masterful ending that will have you thinking for days.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Lee Irby's Unreliable is just that - a wild ride of a story you can't trust but won't want to put down." - Lori Rader-Day

"Unreliable is, in truth, irresistible – an impressive high-wire act of a thriller combining the comic and the tragic in pitch-perfect style." - Les Standiford

"Creepy, twisted, darkly funny, and totally riveting, Lee Irby's Unreliable kept me guessing from the first page to last. You'll be off kilter the whole ride on this tilt-a-whirl of a book, and you'll enjoy every second." - Lisa Unger


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Used availability for Lee Irby's Unreliable

Hardback Editions

September 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unreliable (Thorndike Press Large Print Thriller)
Author(s): Lee Irby
ISBN: 1-4328-4265-X / 978-1-4328-4265-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


February 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
ISBN: 0-385-54205-4 / 978-0-385-54205-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

March 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
ISBN: 0-525-43190-X / 978-0-525-43190-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


April 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


April 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

April 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Unreliable: A Novel
Author(s): Lee Irby
Publisher: Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU