Every Last Lie
New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL, Mary Kubica is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow's pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche.
"The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us."
Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is...more
EVERY LAST LIE by MARY KUBICA is an interesting, thrilling, suspenseful, and cleverly written novel that has a really engaging storyline and solid characters that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter.
MARY KUBICA delivers an impressive read here told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation into the death of her husband, Nick and in Nick’s voice of his last months leading up to his accident. ...more
Every Last Lie is a book that seems to be suffering from a bit of an identity crisis. On the one hand, the books hints at dark secrets, but on the other, it doesn't want those secrets to be *too* dark, lest the characters become unlikable. It probably goes without saying is that the end result is the book falls flat, and at times it even ...more
Having really enjoyed Mary Kubica's THE GOOD GIRL I was really looking forward to reading EVERY LAST LIE.
"They say that death comes in threes"
-a man who lived across the street (cancer)
-former classmate (pulmonary embolism)
Baby Felix is four days old when Clara Solberg talks to her husband Nick for the last time. He phones her as he's on his way home with their four-year-old daughter, ...more
Clara Solberg’s world is torn asunder when her husband Nick and four-year-old daughter Maisie are in a car crash from which Maisie walks away unharmed and Nick is injured fatally. Police deem the crash an accident, but when Maisie starts having night terrors and crying about what she saw just before the crash, Clara has reason to believe that her husband’s death was not an accident.
In no uncertain terms, I’ ...more
Clara Solberg is experiencing the deep dimension of an unspeakable collision. Her husband, Nick, crashed into a tree with their four year old daughter, Maisie, in the car. He had taken her to ballet class and had picked up Chinese takeout on his way home so that Clara could stay home with their newborn son.
But this horrendous collision is now within Clara herself. It's the collision of reality obliterating any sense of the normal life she and her ...more
I am a huge fan of Mary Kubica's writing. It is a slow burn and the suspense creeps up on you with time. While this particular story was a bit slower than my liking, it really picked up about half way through and left me breathless and needing to know which lie precipitated this awful tragedy. And yet, I felt totally let down by the conclusion. There was so much buildup and then it flatlined for me to the point where I feel like I am missing something, some ...more
A Solid read, which unfortunately yielded very little payoff.
Clara Solberg is a mother of newborn Felix, and little four-year old, Maisie. Her husband Nick is their world. Clara and Maisie worship the ground he walks on. That ground however, is not solid under Nick’s feet. He is a dentist in their small town. And unbeknownst to Clara, he is not a profitable one. Yet he pretends to be. Nothing in his life is as it seems. And once that life is taken from him in a car crash, Clara’s world ...more
There was one witness to the crash, the couple's 4-year old daughter Maisie, who was strapped in her car seat and luckily unhurt. Clara begins to doubt the wreck was simply an accident when Maisie starts having nightmares about a "bad man" being after them. As she digs for clues, ...more
Then she does some ...more
The latest novel by author Mary Kubica is an excellent read and succeeded in keeping me up trying to finish it in an effort to discover the truth.
Clara Solberg's perfect life collapses the day her husband, Nick, and her daughter, Maisie are involved in a car crash. Nick is killed but fortunately ...more
Struggling with her grief and sleep deprived looking after a new born, Clare has trouble accepting ...more
One of my very favorite authors, talented Mary Kubica returns following, the sensational Don’t You Cry, landing on my Top 10 Books of 2016 with yet another 5 star winner: EVERY LAST LIE — a compelling and clever domestic suspense of a young widow trying to make sense of her husband’s untimely death.
A marriage of secrets.
A slow-burning twisty psychological suspense. Heart-pounding, a tale of one woman's desperate search for answers. From an array of emotions — ...more
Nick? My Nick? It can't be.
Nick wouldn't hurt a fly or tell a lie... EVER.
Did Clara really know her Nick?
Nick's life kept spinning and spiraling out of control as debts mounted and his savings was depleted, and then the unthinkable happened.
Clara couldn't believe her husband was talking on the phone while driving, driving too fast around a curve when he had their daughter in the car, and having an affair.
When the police came to Clara's door and said there had been an accident, Clara didn't want ...more
The accident is ruled an accident ... Nick had been speeding and apparently lost control and rammed into a tree. However, Maisie is having night terrors, leaving Clara to think that maybe her husband was murdered.
Clara has to find out the truth. She can't sleep, she doesn't eat. She hasn't even told Maisie ...more
Clara has just given birth to her second child when her husband Nick dies in an accident. (This is not a spoiler, it's how the book opens.) Their daughter Maisie has nightmares and terrors that leads Clara to suspect Nick's death was not an accident.
Told in alternating chapters with the POV of both Clara and Nick (before the accident) the pieces of the puzzle that led up to the accident are revealed. Clara's suspicions leads her to conduct an investigation of sorts, all while she's ...more
Nick and Clara Solberg seem to be a happily married, successful young couple living on the outskirts of Chicago.....until something terrible happens.
Nick is driving his little girl home from ballet class when a terrible accident takes his life.....and miraculously spares his four-year-old daughter Maisie. Nick's wife Clara - who's home nursing their 4-day-old infant Felix when the tragedy occurs - is shocked and disoriented by the loss. One minute she's married to a successful dentist, and the ...more
Mary Kubica is one of the better suspense writers in publishing. Her latest book does not disappoint. When Clara's husband Nick dies in a car crash just days after the birth of their son, Clara works to put back the pieces of her life and discover what really happened on the road that fateful day.
Kubica gives readers plenty of red herrings and lots of questions to keep us on our toes. The writing is tight and pages nearly turn themselves in ...more
Another spot-on, suspense-fueled, gripping psychological thriller ...more
Clara is not willing to believe that her husband's death is accidental. Her daughter is having nightmares about a bad man being after them. A bad man who may have been following then that tragic night. ...more
First - an L shaped (90 degree angle) does not a hairpin turn make. She tries too hard to be descriptive - repeatedly.
Though Clara suffers a shattering loss, she is too helpless and unlikeable to garner much sympathy from this reader.
And the book does nothing to promote female intelligence. Not only is Clara a poor parent, she is a stupid woman.
And lazy. How difficult is it to let a dog pee outside rather than in the corner of a house. Yuck!!
And how can one ...more
In my view Every Last Lie has been my favourite book by the author Mary Kubica.
I found that the characters were more believable, as in real-life people often die close to each other, I had two Nan's that died twenty-two days with in each other, just like in this novel.
I related to Clara Solberg giving birth with taking the baby home, getting no sleep, making your eyes feel heavy, as I had the same problem getting no sleep with my daughter when she was a baby.
I thought that the theme of the ...more
I’ve read all of Kubica’s books (4 I think!) but so far only The Good Girl really impressed me. The others were solid writing and compelling but there’s no better love that the first I guess.
In my country we have a saying: ‘E a montanha pariu um rato’ something like ‘and the mountain gave birth to a mouse’. Much ado about nothing really! That’s exactly what I thought after finishing ‘Every Last Lie’.