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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 Justin's baseball games. But Justin 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.
I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Thank you NetGalley and St. Martins Press for approving me this title.
I have one word to describe this book , WOW! Let’s just say that going into this book I thought that the plot was going in on direction but then it totally took a left turn! I really thought that I had this story all figured out but wham, what a curve ball the author threw at me and that is what makes for a great book. The plot is unbelievable when we find out the true plot, sorry that I cannot go into detail at all about this book, if I do it will give the whole thing away. There were a few very small sub plots in this book that I really liked involving the families in this book. The sub plot that was the most interesting was Evan’s family , Evan is one of Chris’s students. Evan’s mom Mindy is having a very difficult time dealing with her surgeon husband who may be keeping a secret from her. We meet Heather, Jordan’s mom who has her own struggles with being a single mom and her crappy job and trying to make ends meet. Chris enters their lives and there is a bit of a spark between them and the fact that there was a tiny bit of romance in this book was amazing given the overall plot. I thought the romance in the story was a nice touch, it did not distract at all and made the main character more human. This is one suspense filled story with a big twist.
An unbelievable fast paced thriller with many surprises!