He jumped to his death in front of witnesses. Now his wife is charged with murder.
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.
If ever a book could win an award for one of the best openings ever, this would be it. What a way to start a story! The author made sure she had my attention and she kept it throughout.
The story flicks around with chapters before and after Danny kills himself. Most chapters are from Erin’s point of view but there are some to do with another thread in the story of which I won’t go into any detail to do with that one as wasn’t sure how it all fitted in but when it becomes clear, well you are in for another roller coaster of a ride.
This is a story that will have you question how well you really know your partner. In Erin’s case, not that well at all as she starts to discover things about him after his death. She is in turmoil with the man she thought he was and the man she is just finding out about. There are so many secrets and lies and as with a spider’s web, the author enticed me into it and once she had me, there was no going anywhere.
The Perfect Lie, for me, is the author’s best book yet. From the brilliant opening then to chapters packed full of mystery and suspense. There are so many twists and turns of which literally took my breath away. You just never knew what to expect and I couldn’t relax as I was literally on the edge of my seat waiting to see what Erin was going to discover next. Great book and an absolute must read for psychological thrillers.
My thanks to Quercus Books for an advanced readers copy of this book. All opinions are my own and not biased in anyway.