The Perfect Lie (Paperback)Jo Spain (author)
'Will keep you guessing and guessing' Cara Hunter
Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny's police colleagues one morning, it's the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death.
Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband's murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect.
But it was all built on the perfect lie.
'A jewel of a thriller' Heat
' I loved this book, a real page-turner' 5* Reader Review
'Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain' Adrian McKinty
'Wonderful, unpredictable and gripping' 5* Reader Review
'This will have you absolutely gripped' Prima
'A total rollercoaster from start to finish' 5* Reader Review
'Superbly written, cinematic and pacey' Steve Cavanagh
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 198 x 126 x 36 mm
Jo Spain is a brilliant, compelling storyteller. The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page * Jane Casey *
Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain that will keep you guessing until the final pages * Adrian McKinty *
Without doubt my favourite Jo Spain book so far, and that's saying something - a fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing * Cara Hunter *
Grabs from the explosive opening chapter and pulls you in deeper with every page - a top-notch thriller * T. M. Logan *
Jo Spain takes it to another level in The Perfect Lie. Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns. Loved it * Dervla McTiernan *
The Perfect Lie had me completely fooled - such a brilliantly twisted plot that I just couldn't work out. And on top of that Jo Spain is still making us care so much about the characters. I loved this book and it deserves to fly to the top of the charts * Elly Griffiths *
This is domestic noir at its best . . . will have you captivated from the very first chapter * M. T. Edvardsson *
Chilling and all too plausible . . . with some expertly done twists * James Oswald *
This book grabs you by the throat on the first page and holds you there until you are dropped like a stone on the last * Liz Nugent *
From its killer premise to the jaw-dropping pay-off, The Perfect Lie delivers on every single level. Such a clear, confident voice drives the most compelling of plots. Be warned, once you start reading, you won't put it down again until you unravel the twisted truth. A sure-fire smash hit! * Caz Frear *
It's so good that you will not want it to end * Daily Mail *
With so many "oh my gosh" moments, this will have you absolutely gripped * Prima *
A jewel of a thriller * Heat *
Be warned: this book will keep you up all night! * Closer *
A great page-turner * Bella *
There's plenty to keep you guessing in this one, we would expect nothing less from thriller master, Jo Spain * STELLAR magazine *
Thoroughly absorbing throughout * Daily Express *
Braided together in flashbacks and flash-forwards, these three narrative strands deliver a drip-feed of revelations that work upon Erin like Chinese water torture, inexorably wearing away her illusions until all that remains is the defiance required to speak truth to power * Irish Times *
A slice of suspense * Sunday Times Crime Club *
Clear a few days in your schedule and pick this up - you won't want to put it down again * Irish Daily Mail *
A superb suspenseful mystery for fans of gripping thrillers * Candis *
Like a close-up magician, all the skill is in the art of distraction, in showing us what we want to see, and Spain pulls it off with style * RTE Guide *
Delivers a brilliantly layered tale where nothing is as it seems and, like Erin, you're soon questioning absolutely everything * Sunday Independent *
This is Spain's most complex novel to date but she is prodigiously inventive and as the pieces fit into place you will realise how elegantly it's all been plotted * NB magazine *
There are shocks that feel visceral and delightful. All of them amount to one heck of a ghost train ride * Irish Independent *
A page turner that will keep you guessing until the very end * Northern Echo *
I like the pace of the book and the way the police work in terms of sourcing information, separating the red herrings, finding evidence - meaning I'd want to read the back catalogue of Roy's investigations * Belfast Telegraph *
Well thought-out and cleverly written * Press Association *
Entertaining and engaging * Irish Examiner *
Will keep you guessing until the very end * Woman's Way *
Just as you think you've got a grip on this twisty story, it goes off in another direction! * Good Housekeeping *
Ideal poolside reading * Stellar *
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“Brilliant Crime / Thriller Writer”
Thank you to the publishers for the early review copy, they know I am a big Jo Spain fan!
This is perhaps the best standalone thriller Jo has written to date.
It keeps your head spinning all the way & the... More
“Thriller that has got it all”
Erin wakes up one morning, next to her adored husband. The doorbells rings, her husband’s police colleagues walk in, and from that moment forward Erin’s life is changed forever. A psychological thriller with a... More
“Buy this if you want an easy read thriller”
This was my first Jo Spain book and I don't think it will be my last.
Fast paced and twisty, right until the end I wasn't sure where this story was leading which I loved.
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