This month I’ve been very lucky with the books I picked up, quite a lot of them turned out to be 4 and 5 star reads. «Every Last Lie» by Mary Kubica was no exception. When I finished this book I had to take a little break because (A) there were still tears running down my cheeks and (B) the novel was so intense and made me feel so many different emotions that I sat down for a little bit just to gather my thoughts and taking a few deep breaths.
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.
Nick and Clara seem to have a perfect life, at least that is what Clara thinks. Maybe not exactly perfect, but things are going fairly well for both of them and they are expecting their second child. But then Nick’s death changes everything, and Clara is left alone with Maisie, a toddler of 4, and a new born baby to deal with the death, grief and secrets he left behind.
Told from Nick’s and Clara’s point of view, before and after Nick’s death, the story will captivate you from the very first page and slowly lead towards that day when everything changed.
Mary Kubica paints with vivid colours the raw emotions and struggles of losing someone you love as Clara goes through denial.
Was Nick murdered?
Was it an accident?
The amount of reasons behind his death seem to multiply every chapter and the secrets he left behind do not help us understanding what was actually going on in his life prior to the car crash.
I’ve heard some people saying that the beginning of the book was slightly slower than they expected, but I found it very thrilling and mesmerizing. At every point there were more and more secrets unravelling, but each time I thought I found that “reason why”, it would slip through my fingers.
Thank you NetGalley and Park Row Books for an ARC of this book! It was a very enjoyable read and I will be looking out for more thrillers by Mary Kubica (can’t believe that I, as a thriller lover, haven’t read anything by her before).
Make sure to sit under the shade and put tons of sunscreen if you take this book to the beach because you won’t be able to stop reading and I don’t want to be responsible for your sun burns!