Jo Spain The Perfect Lie


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He jumped to his death in front of witnesses. Now his wife is charged with murder.

Five years ago, Erin Kennedy moved to New York following a family tragedy. She now lives happily with her detective husband in the scenic seaside town of Newport, Long Island. When Erin answers the door to Danny's police colleagues one morning, it's the start of an ordinary day. But behind her, Danny walks to the window of their fourth-floor apartment and jumps to his death.

Eighteen months later, Erin is in court, charged with her husband's murder. Over that year and a half, Erin has learned things about Danny she could never have imagined. She thought he was perfect. She thought their life was perfect.

But it was all built on the perfect lie.

About the Author

Jo Spain is a full-time writer and screenwriter. Her first novel, With Our Blessing, was one of seven books shortlisted in the Richard and Judy Search for a Bestseller competition and her first psychological thriller, The Confession, was a number one bestseller in Ireland. Jo co-wrote the ground-breaking television series Taken Down and she's now working on multiple European television projects. Jo lives in Dublin with her husband and their four young children.

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'A real page-turner with a brilliant mystery at its heart. Superbly written, cinematic and pacy!'
- Steve Cavanagh

'Jo Spain is a brilliant, compelling storyteller. The Perfect Lie will pin you to your seat until you reach the last page'
- Jane Casey

'Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain that will keep you guessing until the final pages'
- Adrian McKinty

'Without doubt my favourite Jo Spain book so far, and that's saying something - a fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing'
- Cara Hunter

'Grabs from the explosive opening chapter and pulls you in deeper with every page - a top-notch thriller'
- T. M. Logan

'Jo Spain takes it to another level in The Perfect Lie. Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns. Loved it'
- Dervla McTiernan

'The Perfect Lie had me completely fooled - such a brilliantly twisted plot that I just couldn't work out. And on top of that Jo Spain is still making us care so much about the characters. I loved this book and it deserves to fly to the top of the charts'
- Elly Griffiths

'This is domestic noir at its best . . . will have you captivated from the very first chapter'
- M. T. Edvardsson

'Chilling and all too plausible . . . with some expertly done twists'
- James Oswald

'This book grabs you by the throat on the first page and holds you there until you are dropped like a stone on the last'
- Liz Nugent


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