I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Perfect Lie by Lisa Scottoline
Published by St. Martin's Press on April 11, 2017
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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 Jordan's baseball games. But Jordan 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.
One Perfect Lie… Is there such a thing as a perfect lie – especially when we know what happens in the dark always come to light. Ok! I’m going too far dissecting the title of this book. The cover caught my attention right away – the synopsis was short and sweet. I already knew starting this book someone was lying, and I was ready to find why.
Chris Brennan knows how to finesse his way out of every situation he encounters. So it’s no surprise when he charms the whole staff at Central Valley High School to secure a job as a teacher. Being a teacher is the furthest thing from his mind, but he needs to be in that position to pull off his plan. What are his plans? What does it have to do with the students of Central Valley High? Those are the questions I had at the beginning of the book. Why was Chris focusing on particular students?
Author Lisa Scottoline is known for keeping readers on their toes with her novels, and she has the twists and turns coming in this book. The beginning of the book I was cheering so hard because I knew Chris was going to take me down a dark road. Then came the twist – Chris… Curt… did a complete 360 and now the story was taking me down another road. After certain things were revealed – it became a different read for me. I was no longer on pins and needles – some of the excitement I had earlier in the read did dissolve just a bit. I just wish certain things wasn’t revealed to the readers so soon.
Overall, One Perfect Lie is an entertaining read.
Reviewed by: Orsayor