Mary Kubica’s books always pull me in, causing me to stay up late as I eagerly read the pages and try to solve the mystery before it is revealed at the end.
I am never correct.
As in all of her books, there are so many twists and turns that just when you think you’ve figured out the plot, her roller coaster jerks you to the side and makes you question everything. Every Last Lie, published in June 2017, is no different. This New York Times Bestselling Author continues to build the suspense and keep you guessing until the very end, every time.
Clara and Nick seem to have the ideal life, down to two small children and the family dog at their feet each night. Their love for each other is undeniable, and on the surface, everything seems right in their world. Although they promised no secrets in their marriage, Nick is keeping several from his wife as she goes through her second pregnancy, and the weight of it all bears heavily on him. The same week their son is born, he finally promises himself to come clean with his adoring wife, only to die in a car accident with their four-year-old daughter in the backseat.
Kubica’s writing style includes short, choppy chapters that flip back and forth between the main characters, which is Clara and Nick in this case. In her chapters, we see Clara dealing with the aftermath of suddenly losing her husband, and family income, just days after giving birth, in addition to the failing health of her mother. In his chapters, Nick struggles with a variety of issues that he slowly reconciles with over several months.
Throughout the book, Clara tries to put together a puzzle of details to explain the past nine months, without having full information. From the start, she is adamant her husband would have never been driving recklessly with their daughter in the backseat, and based on her daughter’s reaction in the weeks following, is determined to prove someone else caused Nick’s death.
This page turner is available in print, or as an e-book. In this time of isolation, this was the first book I read digitally.
Four stars out of Five. This book is a fast read.
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