Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Publisher: Julie Patra Publishing
Release date: May 14th, 2019
Secrets. Lies. A man. There’s always a man. And there’s always a truth to be told.
I’m Hailey Anne Monroe. I’m twenty-eight years old. An artist, who found her muse on the canvas because I wasn’t allowed to have friends or even keep a journal. And yes, if you haven’t guessed by now, I’m that Hailey Anne Monroe, daughter to Thomas Frank Monroe, the man who was a half-percentage point from becoming President of the United States. If you were able to ask him, he’d probably tell you that I was the half point. But you can’t ask him, and he can’t tell you. He’s dead. They’re all dead and now I can speak.
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Why did I choose to read A Perfect Lie?
In early April, I was contacted by the author: she asked me if I would be interested in receiving a pre-release copy of her book (which are called Advanced Reader’s Copy or ARC) in exchange for a review on my blog.
Since I love a good suspense story, and was totally intrigued, I said yes. I was then sent the e-book version directly to my Kindle, and here we are.
What’s it about?
Hailey Anne Monroe’s father, Thomas Frank Monroe, is set to become the next President of the United States. For Hailey, this is something that has been coming all her life: she has been prepped and readied since her childhood. It was everything her family ever wanted…
Except, a few years before, Hailey’s mother tragically died in a car accident. Hailey, and her father, blame her, and things just haven’t been good between father and daughter since that terrible day.
Now, when Hailey finds herself in the middle of a possible scandal during her father’s preliminary campaign, she is sent away from the capital to let things cool off. And Hailey knows what she has to do: she is to keep quiet, let her father handle things, and live anonymously for a little while.
But Hailey has questions about what happened to her that scandalous night… because she can’t remember a thing. And she’s unable to let things go, even with her father’s many warnings. That night, someone died, and Hailey feels somehow responsible. But is it only the guilt of the survivor or did Hailey really cause someone’s death?
A story of murder, scandal, lies and of finding your true self while trying to be someone else for a parent.
What did I think of A Perfect Lie?
An intriguing, suspenseful thriller with important political power at stake. A story with murder, just enough drama, a good amount of characters and a lot of mystery. All in all, I give it four stars.
This was my first novel by Lisa Renee Jones so I didn’t know what to expect. I did enjoy it and the mystery kept me hooked.
At first, I didn’t think I liked how “present-day Hailey” would comment every chapter before telling the story of “past Hailey”. I was a little confused with the back and forth between the present and the past. Eventually, though, it grew on me, and I liked how she gave us some clues, yet I still couldn’t figure out the ending.
I also thought the beginning was a bit slow-paced, but thankfully, it picked up eventually.
I really liked all the different characters and how they worked together. Once I got started, I couldn’t put it down. This is quite different than many suspense novels I have read, and it was fun.
I also really got in touch with the main character. I could almost feel her paranoia as if it were my own; I hated her father as much as she did; and I distrusted every new person she met like they had done something to me. I really got caught in this maze that is A Perfect Lie and I couldn’t find my way out, except by reading more.
A must-read for all suspense/thriller fans!
That’s it for my review of A Perfect Lie!
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Until next time!