Author: Thomas Christopher Greene
Print Length: 288 pages
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press (January 15, 2019)
Publication Date: January 15, 2019
Genre: Mystery & Thrillers
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Source: I received an ARC of this novel via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
A seemingly perfect marriage is threatened by the deadly secrets husband and wife keep from each other.
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.
Max dismisses the note as a prank. But days after a neighborhood couple comes to dinner, the husband mysteriously dies in a tragic accident while on a run with Max. Soon thereafter, a second note appears on their door: DID YOU GET AWAY WITH IT?
Both Susannah and Max are keeping secrets from the world and from each other —secrets that could destroy their family and everything they have built. Thomas Christopher Greene’s The Perfect Liar is a thrilling novel told through the alternating perspectives of Susannah and Max with a shocking climax that no one will expect, from the bestselling author of The Headmaster’s Wife.
This was an entertaining read for me. It was mystery/thriller that was a bit unrealistic, but that didn’t bother me any. The chapters are nice and short, which make it a quick read. The characters are likable, despite their shortcomings. I found it simply an enjoyable book that I couldn’t put down. It’s an easy read that leaves you wondering.
“…it was all as simple as having been born wrong. He was born into the wrong family, into the wrong name, and into the wrong identity. He didn’t become a fraud, in his view, but emerged into the world that way fully formed.”
About the Author
Thomas Christopher Greene was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts. Tom has worked in a staple factory; as an oyster shucker; a speechwriter and spokesperson for a presidential campaign; the director of public affairs for two colleges; and as a professor of writing and literature. In 2006, Tom founded the Vermont College of Fine Arts, a top New England arts college, making him the youngest college president in America at that time. The Headmaster’s Wife is Tom’s fourth novel. He lives in Vermont with his wife and daughter.
I would like to thank Thomas Christopher Greene, St. Martin’s Press, and NetGalley for giving me the chance to read this book.