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Saturday, January 5, 2019

REVIEW: The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene @stmartinspress @NetGalley #ThePerfectLiar

The Perfect Liar 
by Thomas Christopher Greene

Thanks so much to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for this review copy!

Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publish Date: January 15, 2019
Kindle Edition
288 Pages
Genres: Mystery, Suspense

A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other, for fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins.

Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE. 

Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon thereafter, a second note appears on their door: DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT?

Both Susannah and Max are keeping secrets from the world and from each other —secrets that could destroy their family and everything they have built. The Perfect Liar is a thrilling novel told through the alternating perspectives of Susannah and Max with a shocking climax that no one will expect, from the bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.

My Review:

Where do I even begin with this story?!  It starts off seemingly innocent enough *ahem*.  Told in alternating POVs of Susannah and Max, we get a dark look into their very special relationship. Let me tell ya, this is quite the dysfunctional relationship with two people who have sordid pasts. Oh wait, that's right, this is a thriller! ;)

But seriously guys, this book really is a fun ride.  There are definitely moments where I questioned what was happening or why it was even a part of the book. **cough** **fox** **cough** Real talk though, I did smile a lot the crazier it became because well, I do love the crazy and this book delivers that abundantly.  There were parts that seem disjointed and as with all thrillers, you have to suspend some reality.  However, I think the best way to read this is just for the cat and mouse and the little twists that surprised me... go forth blindly, but with arms forward.

Lovers of dark domestic thrillers with characters you absolutely love to hate on will thoroughly enjoy this book.  Keep your friends close, your enemies closer and your secrets closest - and be sure to stay away from those edges.


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