Description: In 'Reading Europe', 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. He has been lucky until now, but when he makes one fatal error, the whole dream begins to unravel.
Reader: Jamie Parker
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett
Writer: Sascha Arango is one of Germany's most renowned screenwriters, whose award-winning crime dramas are television events of the year. This, his first novel, has been a huge bestseller in Germany.
Translated by Imogen Taylor.
1/9: My love, this is not going to end well
2/9: Don't worry, I'll take care of things
3/9: Darling, can you guess how it ends?
4/9: We've found your wife
5/9: No corpse is beautiful
6/9: You scare me, Henry
7/9: I need to get away from here
8/9: You Need Help
9/9: Better Always Alone than Never