Monday, July 24, 2017

Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Title: Every Last Lie 
Author: Mary Kubica 
Source: Publisher 
Publisher: Park Row Books 
Published: June 27th, 2017 
Purchase: Amazon | B&N 

Summary: Clara Solberg's world shatters when her husband and their four-year-old daughter are in a car crash, killing Nick while Maisie is remarkably unharmed. The crash is ruled an accident…until the coming days, when Maisie starts having night terrors that make Clara question what really happened on that fateful afternoon. 

Tormented by grief and her obsession that Nick's death was far more than just an accident, Clara is plunged into a desperate hunt for the truth. Who would have wanted Nick dead? And, more important, why? Clara will stop at nothing to find out—and the truth is only the beginning of this twisted tale of secrets and deceit. 

Told in the alternating perspectives of Clara's investigation and Nick's last months leading up to the crash, master of suspense Mary Kubica weaves her most chilling thriller to date—one that explores the dark recesses of a mind plagued by grief and shows that some secrets might be better left buried.

Mary Kubica writes books that keep me reading all night and leave me pondering them days after I’ve finished. Every Last Lie was no exception. I naively thought I would read a bit of the first chapter when I turned in for bed… and ended up turning the last page at 6 am. I regret nothing.

Clara Solberg is at home with her four-day-old son while her husband Nick takes their little girl Maisie to ballet practice. Clara is sleep-deprived, sore, and desperately in need of a shower. When Nick calls right before he and Maisie head home, he tells Clara he’ll pick up dinner and they will be back soon so she can get some rest. He asks, “Chinese or Mexican?” Clara replies, “Chinese.” And those are the last words the two will ever exchange.

Clara’s world crumbles the minute the officer knocks on her door and informs her that there has been an accident. She struggles to take care of her two young children and face all the day-to-day responsibilities without her beloved husband; but when Maisie’s nightmares begin and she cries out, "The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us," Clara starts to question if Nick’s accident was truly an accident after all.

Told in the incredible dual POVs of Clara’s present and Nick’s past, it is gradually revealed exactly what happened on that fateful day as well as every last lie between them and surrounding them. This book is first and foremost a mystery, with Clara obsessed with finding the person responsible for her husband’s death. The author gives Clara, as well as the reader, many suspects to choose from. But aside from that mystery, Mary Kubica does what she does best; and that’s to tell a suspenseful story that is also thought-provoking, poignant, and full of so much heart. Every Last Lie is a must for Kubica fans and a book I would recommend to all my fellow readers regardless of their genre preference.

Thank you to the publisher for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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  1. I know how much you love this author so I am not at all surprised that you loved this one. I love the POV past/present story telling so that definitely intrigues me. Great review Wifey!

    1. She has quickly become a favorite of mine! This is definitely one I'm putting on the mystery list I keep for you. I will have you reading this genre one of these days lol. Thank you <3

  2. I've only read one book of MK's but it's put her on my radar big time. Generally speaking, the reviews I've read of her work have been from bloggers who have thoroughly enjoyed her work -- including this one. She's totally got the domestic noir thing down, I think!

    1. She's fantastic, and I love that her books offer more than just a titillating mystery. So much heart in her work!


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