One Perfect Lie

A handsome stranger moves to the small Pennsylvania town of Central Valley, and his name is Chris Brennan. He’s applying for a job as a teacher and varsity baseball coach at the local high school, and he looks perfect, on paper. But his name is an alias, his resume is false, and everything about him is a lie. And he has a secret plan – for which he needs a pawn on the baseball team.

Susan Sematov loves her younger son Raz, the quirky and free-spirited pitcher of the team. But Raz’s adored father died only a few months ago, and the family is grief-stricken. Secretly, Raz is looking to fill the Daddy-shaped hole in his heart.

 Heather Larkin is a struggling single mother who’s dedicated to her only son Justin, the quiet rookie on the team. But Justin’s shy and reserved nature renders him vulnerable to attention, including that of a new father-figure.

Mindy Kostis is the wife of a busy surgeon and the queen bee of the baseball boosters, where her super-popular son Evan is the star catcher. But she doesn’t realize that Evan’s sense of entitlement is becoming a full-blown case of affluenza, and after he gets his new BMW, it’s impossible to know where he’s going – or whom he’s spending time with.

 The lives of these families revolve around the baseball team – and Chris Brennan. What does he really want? How far will he go to get it? Who among them will survive the lethal jeopardy threatening them, from the shadows?

Enthralling and suspenseful, One Perfect Lie is an emotional thriller and a suburban crime story that will keep readers riveted to the shocking end, with killer twists and characters you won’t soon forget.

I’ve been a fan of Lisa Scottoline for a while so when the opportunity to read an about to be published book of hers came up I of course jumped on it and my fandom paid off as she has created yet another fantastic thriller.

 I loved her plotline because at first you feel smug thinking you know exactly where Scottoline is going and what kind of character she wrote in Chris Brennan. You even have the Facebook status ready to post how you’re so much smarter than the author but let me save you the embarrassment and stop you before you hit Send. YOU ARE WRONG! There will come a point where the metaphorical car she’s been driving you on will take a wild turn nearly off a cliff that you won’t see coming. Now you’re on that steep descent of an emotional rollercoaster Scottoline so loves to strap her readers in for.

 Carve some time out to read this because you will come to a point where nothing else in your life matters until you find out the ending. Thankfully she’s quite adept at this point in her career at character development, intriguing plot lines, thought provoking messages wrapped in subtlety and action packed scenes so you won’t be disappointed.

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