Close Notification

Your cart does not contain any items

The Perfect Lie

Jo Spain



In stock
Ready to ship


01 May 2021
'A fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing' CARA HUNTER 'Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns' DERVLA MCTIERNAN 'Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain' ADRIAN MCKINTY 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.

'Superbly written, cinematic and pacy!' STEVE CAVANAGH 'Domestic noir at its best' M. T. EDVARDSSON 'Grabs you by the throat' LIZ NUGENT 'A top-notch thriller' T. M. LOGAN 'Chilling and all too plausible' JAMES OSWALD 'I loved this book and it deserves to fly to the top of the charts' ELLY GRIFFITHS 'A sure-fire smash hit!' CAZ FREAR 'The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page' JANE CASEY 'So good you won't want it to end' DAILY MAIL 'A jewel of a thriller' HEAT 'With so many oh my gosh moments, this will have you absolutely gripped' PRIMA 'Be warned: this book will keep you up all night!' CLOSER
By:   Jo Spain
Imprint:   Headline
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   488g
ISBN:   9781529407235
ISBN 10:   1529407230
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   01 May 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down, which first broadcast in Ireland in 2018. She's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

Reviews for The Perfect Lie

From its killer premise to the jaw-dropping pay-off, The Perfect Lie delivers on every single level. Such a clear, confident voice drives the most compelling of plots. Be warned, once you start reading, you won't put it down again until you unravel the twisted truth. A sure-fire smash hit! * Caz Frear * This book grabs you by the throat on the first page and holds you there until you are dropped like a stone on the last * Liz Nugent * Chilling and all too plausible . . . with some expertly done twists * James Oswald * This is domestic noir at its best . . . will have you captivated from the very first chapter * M. T. Edvardsson * 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 * Jo Spain takes it to another level in The Perfect Lie. Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns. Loved it * Dervla McTiernan * Without doubt my favourite Jo Spain book so far, and that's saying something - a fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing * Cara Hunter * Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain that will keep you guessing until the final pages * Adrian McKinty * Jo Spain is a brilliant, compelling storyteller. The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page * Jane Casey * A real page-turner with a brilliant mystery at its heart. Superbly written, cinematic and pacy! * Steve Cavanagh *

See Also