Book Review: The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain @QuercusBooks @SpainJoanne #ThePerfectLie #bookreview #bookreviewer #bookblog #bookblogger #booksof2021 #booksonthebookshelf

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PUBLISHER: Quercus Books

PUBLICATION DATE: May 13th, 2021

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Happy Publication Day to The Perfect Lie by Jo Spain.



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.



From the first page this book will have you hooked! A shocking beginning that will suck you in as you flip through the pages to find out what is going on, and why. So many questions right from the start and as you read the shocking chapters one by one, all will be revealed.

The perfect couple. So in love and so good together. The have the perfect life. Or so it seems. Until one day when Danny suddenly jumps to his death, Erin is left heartbroken, confused, and full of questions. Why would Danny wish to jump to his death? Was he hiding secrets? What did he have to hide from Erin instead of confiding in her and seeking her support?

I enjoyed reading along and following Erin’s search for the truth of what happened and why. She was an interesting character to read about and reading from her POV. Charged with her husband’s murder she is desperately trying to find all the answers to save herself, as she swears she is innocent. Truths and secrets from past and present are all revealed in time, and Erin learns that not everything was or is as it appears to be. What would you do if you found out that the one person in your life you love and trust the most has been lying to you about so many things and kept things from you? This is the situation Erin now finds herself in, as she learns shocking secrets that Danny has been hiding from her for so many years.

A definite must-read for the year, this is certainly one of my favourites of 2021!! Way to go Jo Spain!  I am already very excited to see what books you come out with next!


MY RATING: 5/5 stars

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