Catching up on some more thrillers from earlier in the month!
Thanks to the author for the free copy in exchange for my honest review.
ONE LAST LIE – Rob Kaufman (out now!)
I also have BROKEN REALITY to pick up soon!
She’s evil and wicked, the kind of woman you’ll love to hate in this riveting suspense-filled thriller that reviewers say is both “gripping” and “heart wrenching”.
Angela is beautiful and charismatic on the outside. But on the inside, evil rages and she’s determined to get anyone and anything she wants. And now with her biological clock ticking, she seduces her old friend Philip, and his partner Jonathan, into having a child with her through artificial insemination.
As time passes, Angela’s mask of deceit slips away and she leads the fathers-to-be on a relentless, agonizing journey filled with lies, anguish and finally tragedy that forever changes the lives of everyone involved.
If you enjoy books like The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl and classics like Fatal Attraction and Misery, you’ll love this gripping thriller of fiction, a novel of pure suspense that will keep you on the edge… even weeks after turning the final page.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars!
Before starting ONE LAST LIE, I hadn’t heard much about it from other readers and didn’t quite know what to expect, and I know I’m not the only one that gets apprehensive when I see a book compared to both Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. I will say that I was pleasantly surprised! This was a quick read and a solid psychological suspense novel.
Angela is a beautiful and charismatic woman, but remember, never judge a book by its cover. She is cold, calculating, and manipulative. Then you have Philip and Jonathan on the opposite end – the sympathetic characters in the story. A loving couple that are looking forward to welcoming a baby into their lives. I don’t want to give away many specifics in the story so that I can avoid spoilers. The synopsis offers just the right amount of information!
While I enjoyed the pacing and the overall writing, I did find a couple of things that I was wanting more from. More so when it came to the character development. I would have loved more background on Jonathan and Philip’s relationship and more that allowed us to dive into the mind of Angela. With how manipulative and awful she is, I would have loved seeing more of what makes her tick (definitely be prepared to suspend a small amount of reality, I can see her being a little over-the-top for some readers). Overall, this was a solid psychological suspense novel and one I can see many readers binge-reading (I finished this in two sittings). I definitely plan on picking up more from Kaufman!