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The Perfect Lie

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'Will keep you guessing and guessing' Cara Hunter

He jumped to his death in front of witnesses. Now his wife is charged with murder.

Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny's police colleagues one morning, it's the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death.

Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband's murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect.

But it was all built on the perfect lie.


'A jewel of a thriller' Heat

' I loved this book, a real page-turner' 5* Reader Review

'Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain' Adrian McKinty

'Wonderful, unpredictable and gripping' 5* Reader Review

'This will have you absolutely gripped' Prima

'A total rollercoaster from start to finish' 5* Reader Review

'Superbly written, cinematic and pacey' Steve Cavanagh

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"Jo Spain is a brilliant, compelling storyteller. The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page." - Jane Casey

"Dark, funny, well-plotted, sinister. Superb." - Will Dean

"Enthralling - Spain dissects her characters' secrets with razor-sharp precision." - J P Delaney

"Wonderfully drawn characters and more secrets and motives than you can shake a stick at. Loved, loved, loved." - Caz Frear

"The Perfect Lie had me completely fooled - such a brilliantly twisted plot that I just couldn't work out. And on top of that Jo Spain is still making us care so much about the characters. I loved this book and it deserves to fly to the top of the charts." - Elly Griffiths

"Spain conjures up a brilliant setting for this murder mystery, with a fantastically imagined cast of characters." - Emily Koch

"Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain that will keep you guessing until the final pages." - Adrian McKinty

"So well plotted and beautifully written. I absolutely loved it." - Liz Nugent

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