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Book Review – The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain @SpainJoanne @QuercusBooks #BookReview #BookBlogger #suspense

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The Perfect Lie was bloody perfect. It kept me enthralled in suspense at the edge of my seat, wanting to know what the pages would reveal. The sense of anticipation overwhelmed me completely, and I loved crashing into it.

Having always longed to read a Jo Spain book, I was most excited by the blurb. A loving couple, a routine morning, where the cop husband’s partner knocked on the door, but the husband, instead of going to work, went to the French windows and jumped to his death. SPLAT. And the shocker was – THE WIFE WAS CHARGED FOR HIS MURDER 18 MONTHS LATER!! What?!!

With such a premise, I loved reading every word of it. The past and present along with different POVs rolled along to show me all the events that occurred leading to the fateful day.

Just a tiny niggle, initially I found the time leaps a little confusing, and some lines were repetitive. But those were just a wrinkle in the framework of a story which was largely filled with twists and reveals.

I had an inkling of an idea where the book was heading to halfway, but I buried it deep as I wanted a day of reading without analysis. Jo Spain’s words had some freaky shockers which I thoroughly enjoyed.

This was the perfect book to stay at home with when you don’t want the world to intrude into your life. I loved every moment of it.


Rating: 4.5 out of 5.


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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.


Publication Date: May 2021

I received an ARC from NetGalley and the publisher, and this is my journey down its pages, straight from the heart. STRICTLY HONEST and UNBIASED.

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