Review by Norma: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie: A NovelEvery Last Lie: A Novel by Mary Kubica

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Date read:  March 14 to 16, 2017

Publication Date:  July 1, 2017

This was another enjoyable read by one of my favourite authors, Mary Kubica!

EVERY LAST LIE by MARY KUBICA is an interesting, thrilling, suspenseful, and cleverly written novel that has a really engaging storyline and solid characters that grabbed my attention from the very first chapter.

MARY KUBICA delivers an impressive read here told in the alternating perspectives of Clara’s investigation into the death of her husband, Nick and in Nick’s voice of his last months leading up to his accident.  The only thing that I found a little distracting was that there were no chapters separating Clara’s and Nick’s stories.  They just ran into each other and I found that I had to go back and re-read to see if I was reading Clara’s perspective or Nick’s.  Once I realized that there were no tell-tale signs to differentiate the two then I found it a little easier to follow along with the storyline and all the characters involved.  (I am sure this was just a NetGalley formatting issue though and won’t be like this on the actual print copy when released.)

I found it a really interesting read that explores how when are minds are so tormented with grief it can really mess with our psyche and how we ultimately perceive things as being the truth or fiction.  I could really relate to how Clara reacted to her overwhelming grief as she presented with quite a few things that I know that I would and could have done.  Can’t sleep, can’t eat, can’t think straight, can’t function normally, overactive imagination, and obsessive behaviour to name a few.

To sum it all up it was an entertaining, fast-paced, and an easy read with an unexpected but satisfying ending. Highly recommend!!

Thank you to NetGalley, Mary Kubica, and Harlequin (US & Canada) / Park Row Books for the opportunity to read an advance copy of this book for a fair and honest review.