“Arango has constructed a clever plot that always surprises, told with dark humor and dry wit and bustling with apercus that show no sign of jet lag from Imogen Taylor’s clean translation.”
– New York Times Book Review (Editor's Choice)
“A wickedly good first novel about a sociopathic drifter who becomes famous by selling the manuscripts he finds under a female pickup's bed."
– Chicago Tribune
“Sasha Arango's THE TRUTH AND OTHER LIES is like no other book you will read this summer.”
– Huffington Post
“[A] wittily wicked psychological mystery.”
– Psychology Today
"Exceptional...a highly entertaining thriller.... [w]ry humor punctuates this insightful look at a soulless man."
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)
"A cross between James M. Cain and Patricia Highsmith, with a wide streak of sardonic humor, this is one wicked tale. You keep waiting for the author to slip, plot-wise, but, as with his protagonist, you wait in vain. German screenwriter Arango's first novel is superior pulp, with schemers all around and plenty to say about fame, identity, and mortality."
– Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Arango uses dark humor to probe the depths of human depravity in Henry’s borderline psychotic profile. Fans of psychological thrillers will be eager to see whether Henry’s increasingly detailed spin job will protect him or if the chaos he has created will blow his own cover.”
"Witty, elegant, lethal: these describe equally well The Truth and Other Lies and its irresistible protagonist, Henry Hayden. Evil has never been so much fun."
– Joseph Kanon, New York Times bestselling author of Leaving Berlin
– Bustle Magazine
“The Truth and Other Lies moves from vivid, immersive scene to vivid, immersive scene, including several tour de force set-pieces (including a scene with a marten which will make your skin crawl every time you remember it), featuring, at its core, a well-developed enigma of a focal character…compelling summer reading."
– Toronto Star
“It's a sheer pleasure to read such a clever book….dark, funny, captivating… [with a] villain in the vein of Patricia Highsmith's Tom Ripley, a book you won't soon forget.”
– The Sydney Morning Herald
"Bears comparison to Patricia Highsmith – the book fairly twangs with paranoia, sardonic humour and razor-sharp observation."
– The Guardian
"A house of mirrors of intrigue that ends with a delicious twist. The finest crime novel I have read this year."
– Daily Mail
“[An] excellent psychological thriller. . . . Arango maintainsthe perfect pace to keep you hooked in this riveting, bleakly existentialnovel.” --Playboy
“What Arango throwsat the reader is not the expected…Five stars out of five (I’d give six if Icould.),”
– Daily Republic (CA)
"An edgy nail-biter."
– New Mexico Review of Books