The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
Hmm… I feel like I read a different book than everybody else with this one. Many have been raving about The Perfect Liar, but it was just okay for me.
So I don’t give anything away, I’m going to use the publisher’s description for this one:
A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other, for fans of B.A. Paris and Paula Hawkins.
Susannah, a young widow and single mother, has remarried well: to Max, a charismatic artist and popular speaker whose career took her and her fifteen-year-old son out of New York City and to a quiet Vermont university town. Strong-willed and attractive, Susannah expects that her life is perfectly in place again. Then one quiet morning she finds a note on her door: I KNOW WHO YOU ARE.
The book started off well enough and I enjoyed the overall concept. I’m always up for some sort of sinister plot that keeps the reader guessing. However, I found the “twists” pretty easy to guess so I wasn’t particularly surprised for the “big reveal” toward the end. When the reader discovers who has been leaving the notes and why I kind of scratched my head. It wasn’t entirely clear why this person was leaving the notes and specifically why now. And that question never really got answered or clarified which I found somewhat dissatisfying. The ending overall was pretty anticlimactic as well and didn’t leave me satisfied given the tension that had been built up by the author.
But all of that being said, there was never a point during the book that I wanted to stop reading it. I kept hanging around hoping something exciting would happen. And even though it didn’t really come to fruition, I still enjoyed reading it.
I seem to be somewhat in the minority with my feelings, so I think this one is worth taking a shot for any thriller readers out there. If I’ve learned anything from fellow bookworms it is that no two people read the same book, so you may enjoy this one even though it wasn’t my favorite!
-This book was gifted to me in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to NetGalley, Thomas Christopher Greene, and St. Martin’s Press for the opportunity to review.-
2 thoughts on “The Perfect Liar by Thomas Christopher Greene”
Great review! I totally agree with some of your assessments, that it’s a bit of a head scratcher as to specifically why notes where left. I did score this book a bit higher though because I found it to be very readable.I didn’t want to put it down!
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Yes I agree that it was readable. I flew through it!
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