Release day review: The Perfect Lie Joanne 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.

I loved this. Jo Spain writes THE BEST twisty psychological thrillers, the premise for this one is highly intriguing and the execution does not disappoint.

Plenty of witnesses to a suicide so why is Erin on trial for murder? Well of course nothing is straightforward here and you’ll soon be immersed in a labyrinthine plot that will keep you turning pages long into the night.

The quality of the writing and storytelling is superb as ever and the unpredictable sense of it is maintained throughout. Overall a most excellent read that I adored and will happily recommend.

Upon checking my reading journal to look back at my immediate comments I see I made the note “LOVED the lawyer, Karla should have her own series, TELL JO” so now I have.

Read The Perfect Lie. You’ll love it.

You can purchase The Perfect Lie (Quercus) Here.

Happy Reading!

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