The Last Lie
THE TWISTY NEW PSYCHOLOGICAL THRILLER FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF AFTER ANNA, KILLING KATE AND COPYCAT
Everyone lies…but some lies are deadly.
For Claire Daniels, life is good. She has everything she’s ever wanted – a career she loves, friends she can rely on and a husband who dotes on her. All she needs is to start a family of her own and things will be even better t...more
Having read one of the author's previous books, Copy Cat and loved it, as soon as I saw that this book was available to download I jumped at the chance to get a copy and dove right in as soon as it landed on my Kindle!
I absolutely LOVED this story - I finished this book a little before midnight on the day I started it and I had to do my review straight away - my head was buzzing, it is one of those books that you want to see how it ends but feel genuinely ...more
The first part of the book dragged a bit and was super predictable, but then things turn around and you realize the author's purposefully set it up like that so that you would be completely thrown off your horse during the second part.
This seemed like a typical Mr. and Mrs. Smith scenario at first but I must say I couldn't guess ...more
Claire and Alfie appear to be the perfect couple to their friends and for Claire, life is good except she is desperate to start a family.
We then read a chapter from Alfies’s perspective and realise he doesn’t want children and doesn’t like Claire very much.
He is what I would call, a weasel, and I just wanted Claire to work her way through all his lies. He is so selfish but is a brilliant manipulator.
Something happens and the story is ...more
Although due to the level of intensity I felt with the story, I do feel slightly discombobulated as I f ...more
But there is one dark cloud in this picture; something missing. A baby. It isn’t like they haven’t tried To have a but it just isn’t happening for them and is starting to affect their relationship. And that isn’t the only dark cloud.
This is a delicious game of cat and mouse. But who’s the cat and who’s the mouse?
I read one of Alex Lake’s previous books “co ...more
The Last Lie is a really fun read, full of twists and surprises and entertaining characters. It's easy to read and, although some parts were quite obvious, this didn't hamper my enjoyment of it at all.
The characters in this novel are such a mix, from those I truly hated with every fibre of my being to those I was rooting for throughout. The changes in perspective between him and Claire, with the reader never knowing exactly was in the driving seat and who was ...more
Clare and Alfie seemed to have it all, perfect marriage, jobs and happy to their friends except for one thing. Claire yearns for a child. They try for a child but they seem to be having problems so Claire books an appointment with Doctor Singh.
Alfie starts getting concerned about how much Claire is going about to conceive. What she doesn’t know is, the true fee ...more
The story held my interest for the first half. Then this ride began to veer off course and the characters became less realistic. One main character suddenly became a very revengeful person and seemed to lose her identity in ways that just didn’t jibe with who she was. The other character continued to be a psychopathic sociopath but since he had always been this way, it was difficult to swallow that no one ever noticed in his entire life that he was a bit off. By th ...more
I would like to thank Netgalley and HarperCollins UK for the ARC of this ...more
Thanks to Harper Collins for sending me this copy.
My full review is up on my blog now: https://whatrebeccasread.wordpress.co...
This was an intense read. I love it cover to cover. Not only was it well paced, the characters were those worth reading about! I was completely entertained from cover to cover. I also enjoyed that it was a fast read. You could read this in one day because you won't want to put it down!
I was hooked straight away. The villain in plain sight and I loved Alfie's chapters which show us his true feelings without being too much telling or on the outside of the story. It really gets going when Alfie takes a menacing ...more
As psychologi ...more