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The Magician's Lie

A Novel

by Greer Macallister

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A USA Today Bestseller!

"This is a book in which storylines twist, spiral and come together again in an ending as explosive as a poof of smoke from your chimney...or a top hat." — Oprah.com

Water for Elephants meets The Night Circus in The Magician's Lie, a novel in which the country's most notorious female illusionist stands accused of her husband's murder — and she has only one night to convince a small-town policeman of her innocence.

The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage. One night in Waterloo, Iowa, with young policeman Virgil Holt watching from the audience, she swaps her trademark saw for a fire ax. Is it a new version of the illusion, or an all-too-real murder? When Arden's husband is found lifeless beneath the stage later that night, the answer seems clear.

But when Virgil happens upon the fleeing magician and takes her into custody, she has a very different story to tell. Even handcuffed and alone, Arden is far from powerless-and what she reveals is as unbelievable as it is spellbinding. Over the course of one eerie night, Virgil must decide whether to turn Arden in or set her free... and it will take all he has to see through the smoke and mirrors.

More Praise for The Magician's Lie:

"[A] well-paced, evocative, and adventurous historical novel..."—Publishers Weekly, STARRED Review
"Smart, intricately plotted...a richly imagined thriller." —PEOPLE magazine
"This debut novel is historical fiction that blends magic, mystery, and romance."—Boston Globe, Pick of the Week
"It's a captivating yarn.... Macallister, like the Amazing Arden, mesmerizes her audience. No sleight of hand is necessary. An ambitious heroine and a captivating tale are all the magic she needs."—Washington Post

Publication Details

Publisher:
Sourcebooks
Imprint:
Sourcebooks Landmark
Publication Date:
2015

Format

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  • Adobe PDF eBook 14 MB
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Greer Macallister (Author)

Raised in the Midwest, Greer Macallister is a novelist, poet, short story writer, and playwright who earned her MFA in Creative Writing from American University. Her debut novel THE MAGICIAN'S LIE was a USA Today bestseller, an Indie Next pick, an...

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