One Perfect Lie

On paper, Chris Brennan looks perfect. He's applying for a job as a high school government teacher, he's ready to step in as an assistant baseball coach, and his references are impeccable.

But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.

Susan Sematov is proud of her son Raz, a high school pitcher so athletically talented that he's being recruited for a full-ride scholarship to a Division I college, with a future in major-league baseball. But Raz’s father died only a few months ago, leaving her son in a vulnerable place where any new father figure might influence him for good, or evil.

Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who lives for her son Jordan's baseball games. But Jordan is shy, and Heather fears he is being lured down a dark path by one of his teammates, a young man from an affluent family whose fun-loving manner might possibly conceal his violent plans.

Mindy Kostis succumbs to the pressure of being a surgeon's wife by filling her days with social events and too many gin and tonics. But she doesn’t know that her husband and her son, Evan, are keeping secrets from her – secrets that might destroy all of them.

At the center of all of them is Chris Brennan. Why is he there? What does he want? And what is he willing to do to get it?

Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will have readers riveted up to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget.

My Review

I drove instantly into this book. There were many moments where I was like "What did I just read". I was in shock. I did not see the many twists coming. Sometimes I had to do a double take. This book is broken into three sections with each section building on the intensity. Ms. Scottoline has really out done herself with this book and that is no lie!

This is a very character driven book. Which, I found all of the characters to be engaging. Each of their situations had me feeling for them all. With today's situations with young adults, it is very scary to see how these events relate to today's world. In fact, I am sure this has happened. While, this story may be fiction, it will make you realize that you need to be engaged in your childrens' lives, even if they may not like it. Tough love is not easy. Yet, falling for the perfect lie has disastrous consequences.


Mystica said…
I liked this unusual twists and turns read very much too.

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