The Perfect Lie – Jo Spain


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.


I was completely hooked from the very first chapter.

The swapping between different timelines really kept up the pace and had me engaged the whole way through.

The element of mystery was carefully balanced with other elements of the storyline. Forgive the corny metaphor but the best way I can describe this story if that it was like an onion, revealing more and more layers time and time again. Revelation after revelation.

The characters were strong and I felt all the dialogue and situations were believable.

It’s a complicated and intricate storyline but the reveal is oh so satisfying with the most satisfying ending.

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