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Every Last Lie

3.38  ·  Rating details ·  15,829 Ratings  ·  2,141 Reviews

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 re

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published June 27th 2017 by Park Row Books
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Chelsea Humphrey
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Chelsea by: Mary Kubica
Shelves: from-publisher
Of course I gave this 5 stars; what did you expect? 😂 In all honesty I’m a Kubica junkie. I truly love how fleshed out her characters are and how the suspense just builds from beginning to end. This one was very different than her previous three novels. Maybe it was because Clara was in a similar walk of life as I am (young mother with 2 small kids) or maybe it was because she put some of my worst fears on paper, but I really connected with the story. I think readers will be split over the endin ...more
Norma * Traveling Sister
This was another enjoyable read by one of my favourite authors, Mary Kubica!

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.  T
Jun 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the latest dark and disturbing psychological thriller from Mary Kubica. It explores the state of a marriage and asks whether it is really possible to know your partner. The story is narrated through the perspectives of Clara Solberg and her husband, Nick. A shattered Clara has recently given birth to son, Felix, and is looking after him when the police knock on the door. Nick has been killed after he crashed into a tree on his return journey from collecting 4 year old daughter, Maisie, f ...more
Jun 21, 2017 rated it did not like it
A *complete* miss for me. I figured out several key twists long before they were revealed, and I pretty much hated Clara. Complete review to come.

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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 de
Jul 31, 2017 rated it liked it
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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)
and then....Nick"

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, Maisie.

Hannah Greendale
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Click here to watch a video review of this book on my channel, From Beginning to Bookend.

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’
May 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Nothing worked; her mind continues to fade.

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 childr
Apr 02, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: netgalley, thriller, arc
Every Last Lie is right. So many lies.

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
Diane S ☔
Jul 07, 2017 rated it liked it
When the police leave Clare's house, she knows her life will never be the same. With her four year old daughter in the car, she was told Nick, driving too fast around a dangerous curve, hit a tree. He is dead but thankfully her young daughter is unhurt. She has recently given birth to their second child, a child Nick will not see up. When her daughter begins to have nightmares and day fears about a black car and a bad man, Clare starts to think that maybe there was more to Nick's death than it a ...more
Susanne Strong
3 Stars.
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 c
Book of Secrets
Jul 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.75 Stars → I do love Mary Kubica's writing, and in EVERY LAST LIE she presents an engrossing tale of a young mother named Clara facing her husband Nick's secrets and deceit just days after he dies in a car accident.

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, Cl
Susan Johnson
Jul 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: vine
I was really glad to leave Clara Solberg behind me. I simply didn't like her. I felt sorry for her situation but she was just so self absorbed that it was hard to feel real empathy for her. In her late 20's and nursing a brand new baby days old, a knock comes to her door. Her husband, Nick, has been killed in a car wreck but her four year old daughter, Maisie, in the backseat comes through unscathed. Her daughter's safety barely registers with her but grief is a strange thing.

Then she does some
May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking forward to reading this novel for sometime now and have had high hopes for it, so on reading it I am so pleased to be writing positive things rather than saying how disappointed I was.
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
May 17, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017, netgalley, thriller
Clare Solberg is home with her new four day old baby when the police knock on her door to tell her that her husband Nick has died in a car accident. They tell her he was speeding and with the sun in his eyes, took a bend too fast, ran off the road and hit a tree. Fortunately, their little girl Maisie survived with barely a scratch. Now Clare must face life as a single Mum with two young children.

Struggling with her grief and sleep deprived looking after a new born, Clare has trouble accepting th
Jul 28, 2017 added it
Shelves: 9-dnf
No rating. DNF at 86 pages. Book starts off with cops telling Clara, who has just given birth to a son four days ago, that her husband, Nick, has died in a car accident. The grief was palpable and I initially thought, “I don't need this right now.” As I read further, I realized a postpartum, sleep deprived, and grieving main character does not appeal to me. Neither do the many tantrums from the four year old daughter. The dentist husband’s chapters were sort of more interesting until money probl ...more
Linda Strong
Clara Solberg has a perfect life .... at least up until the day her husband, Nick, and her daughter, Maisie are in a car crash. Nick is killed, Maisie, fortunately, got nothing but a scratch.

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 y
Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

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
Apr 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars
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 nav
Judy Collins
The 30 Best Books of 2017

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 —grie
May 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017-books, thriller
Grief + Post-partum exhaustion = despair and paranoia

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 t
Every time my family gets sick, my mind goes on a wild goose chase trying to pinpoint where we could have picked up the offending germ. It's ridiculous and pointless, I know, but it helps me somehow with the stress and inconvenience of it all. So I understood completely when Every Last Lie's unfortunate new widow needed an explanation for every single infraction that surfaced after the death of her husband. There are small lies, blatant omissions of truth, and substantial what the f*ck's.
Erin Clemence
Jul 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Clara’s husband, Nick, is killed in a car accident that leaves their young daughter, Maisie, remarkably unscathed. However, Maisie begins to suffer from night terrors, crying out about a “bad man” and asking “Daddy” to “save them” from the “bad man”. As Clara tries her best to soothe her daughter, she begins to wonder if it really was an accident that killed her husband and if not, who could be possibly want her husband dead?
Another spot-on, suspense-fueled, gripping psychological thriller fro
Aug 12, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks
I liked this book but I didn't find it as engrossing as her previous works. 3.5★s
Apr 03, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: mystery-thriller
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Aug 02, 2017 rated it liked it

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
Amanda - Mrs B's Book Reviews
*4.5 stars
Since the release of the blockbuster debut novel The Good Girl, Mary Kubica has carved out a successful career in the suspense and psychological thriller field. Every Last Lie is Mary Kubica’s latest explosive read. It focuses on the fallout from a tragic accident that claims the life of Nick Solberg, a young dentist, a loving husband and a doting father of two children. Every Last Lie is a compelling read that outlines one young widow’s determinat
May 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: netgalley
Clara Solberg's life gets turned upside down when her husband and their four year old daughter, Maisie are in a car crash. Her husband, Nick, had taken Maisie to her ballet practice, picked up Chinese food and was on his way home when his car hit a tree, killing Nick but leaving Maisie unharmed.

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. Cl
Jul 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My review can be found on and Twitter@favouritenovels
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 gettin
Jul 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: july-2017
Mary Kubica is back!

Over the past few years Mary Kubica has become one of my favorite authors. I devoured her first two books The Good Girl and Pretty Baby but I wasn't a big fan of Don't You Cry. So I didn't know what to expect from Every Last Lie, I was excited to read it but also a little worried that I'd be disappointed. So I put off reading it for a few weeks and then I fell into a reading slump(I blame The Seven Husband's of Evelyn Hugo, damn that was a great book) I needed something to p
Laura Rash
Apr 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Once again Mary Kubica has written a story that draws you in from the first chapter & doesn't let go until the last. I described her books today to a friend as being similar to "comfort food". You can slip into the story & lose yourself & feel like you know the characters & have been there for awhile.
Loved the alternating character POV. Perfect ending.

I won this copy on Goodreads:)
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Mary Kubica is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of four novels. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, in History and American Literature. Mary lives outside of Chicago with her husband and two children.
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