Dan Brown’s intricate codes, symbols and hidden meanings have beguiled fans across the globe, helping him to sell more than 200 million copies of his books, most notably the blockbuster The Da Vinci Code.

But today, he’s at the center of his own real-life mystery with his ex-wife Blythe, whom he divorced last year, having filed a lawsuit accusing him of living a ‘proverbial life of lies’ for at least six years, of ‘sordid extra-marital affairs’ and of ‘secretly plundering significant sums of their marital assets’, which he then spent on four mistresses around the world.

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