The Perfect Lie: The addictive and unmissable heart-pounding thriller
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It seamlessly switches between the 3 plot parts - The Lie, The Truth and The Whole Truth, and the 3 time periods: Then (July 2019), Now (December 2020) and Harvard (December 2016) and each strand combines to create a thoroughly engrossing and exciting read. It’s chilling in places, there’s betrayal, growing anger, threats, obtuse warnings and some very big fat lies and liars.
The Perfect Lie: The addictive and unmissable heart-pounding thriller The Perfect Lie: The addictive and unmissable heart-pounding
She meets and subsequently marries Danny who is a policeman and that’s all I’m going to say as it’s much better to dive in blindly with this one! And just when you think you know where the plot is going, she throws in a rapid turn to spin you off track. The perfect lie takes off with a very shocking scene when Erin’s husband Danny jumps to his death from their 4th floor apartment in front of her when his police colleagues come knocking on their door one morning.
Overall I would recommend it as I think a lot of readers would enjoy it, but I wouldn't personally classify it as great. She’d been on the other side of the room, in full view of three witnesses, so couldn’t have pushed him.
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Subsequent chapters saw me trying and failing to work out how Erin was being charged with a murder that was clearly a suicide? Erin Kelly is plunged into depths of grief and confusion following the unexpected death of her husband. Unfortunately, the fact that it was overly long and drawn out was its ultimate downfall, because several characters continuing evasiveness sadly gave me too much time to dwell on why, so by the 60% I knew what was coming.
He's on sabbatical but I reckon he's got life in him for another couple of books yet," adds Spain, who somehow also manages to juggle her career with bringing up four children, ranging in age from six to 15. Spain knows how to construct a multi-layered mystery, and I thought she did a great job in keeping me in the dark. Taking a swift glance and an even quicker flit, Danny walks to the french doors and jumps off their balcony committing suicide without a moment’s hesitation and hurtling to his inevitable death on the concrete below.
Award-winning novelist Jo Spain on new crime thriller The Perfect Lie Award-winning novelist Jo Spain on new crime thriller The Perfect
In one moment, her life as she knows it will be destroyed, following that fateful act one normal morning, and she will question everything she thought she knew about the man she loved. While I don’t usually mind split timelines, unfortunately here it slowed the pace down too much as the author holds back so much information that I just got bored rather than intrigued. Then her husband Danny commits suicide by jumping from the balcony of their fourth floor apartment, leaving behind a legacy of questions no one wants to answer.He’s been working extra hard lately and both he and Erin are looking forward to getting away for a while.