One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline | Review

But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.
One Perfect Lie, Synopsis

Book Description

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.

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Book Details:

One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Published by St. Martin’s Press (April 11, 2017)
Genre: Fiction/Mystery and Suspense/Thriller
Source: Publisher
Format: Kindle, 384 pages
ASIN: B01M0TIYYM

 

 

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Review of One Perfect Lie

But everything about Chris Brennan is a lie.” 

Eight words in one short sentence in the synopsis. That’s all it took to tell me this was going to be one of Lisa Scottoline’s best books. From the moment I began reading, I knew I would be turning pages well into the evenings.

As is her style, Scottoline gives few hints as she writes a story. The same is true in One Perfect Lie. The twists and turns are well placed and crafted catching you unaware and off guard.

Her character development is real and practical. It is easy to relate to her characters, and in One Perfect Lie she has done an excellent job with four high school boys. I felt transported back about 30 years when I still had a high school son at home. Scottoline has their personalities and quirks accurately detailed.

As momentum gathers in the story (it is hard not to tell you everything), the tension is palpable. I caught myself shaking one foot at one point trying to make someone hurry. And there were other such instances.

One Perfect Lie is another success for Lisa Scottoline and her readers. The plot is intricate, the characters real, and yes, there is a little romance. All ingredients that make a book great reading.

If you follow me regularly, you know I rarely grant starred reviews but in the case of certain books, I feel it only fair to let the world know my opinion when a book is, in my opinion, a stellar work. Lisa Scottoline, welcome to my 5-star group.

Meet Lisa Scottoline

Author Lisa ScottolineLisa Scottoline is the New York Times bestselling author and Edgar award-winning author of 28 novels, including her latest, ONE PERFECT LIE, which releases in April 2017. Her previous emotional thriller, MOST WANTED, has been optioned for a TV series. Lisa also co-authors a bestselling series of humorous memoir with her daughter, Francesca Serritella, which is based on their weekly Philadelphia Inquirer column titled “Chick Wit.” These witty and hysterical books examine life from a woman’s perspective, and the most recent book is, I’VE GOT SAND IN ALL THE WRONG PLACES. The first in the series, WHY MY THIRST HUSBAND WILL BE A DOG, has been optioned for TV. Lisa reviews popular fiction and non-fiction, and her reviews have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Philadelphia Inquirer. Lisa has served as President of Mystery Writers of America and has taught a course she developed, “Justice and Fiction” at The University of Pennsylvania Law School, her alma mater. Lisa is a regular and much sought after speaker at library and corporate events. Lisa has over 30 million copies of her books in print and is published in over 35 countries. She lives in the Philadelphia area with an array of disobedient pets, and she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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