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  • By: Jo Spain
  • Narrated by: Sophie Jo Wasson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (1,178 ratings)

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The Perfect Lie

By: Jo Spain
Narrated by: Sophie Jo Wasson
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Publisher's Summary

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.

Discover DI Tom Reynolds in the first instalment of Jo Spain's acclaimed detective series, With Our Blessing.

For even more Jo Spain, check out her most exciting and gripping thriller yet, Six Wicked Reasons.

©2021 Joanne Spain (P)2021 Quercus Editions Limited

Critic Reviews

"A fabulous page-turner that will keep you guessing and guessing." (Cara Hunter)

"Intense, clever writing and packed with twists and turns." (Dervla McTiernan)

"Another twisty and intense thriller from the great Jo Spain." (Adrian McKinty)

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Dragged out

Started off with promise but I quickly got bored with the continual reflecting on what had been. Could have been 1/3 shorter in my view. Was tempted to play at 1.5 speed to hurry it along.

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What a book

Have read all of Jo Spain’s books but this is by far my favourite. Can’t wait for the next one!

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Brilliantly confusing

Haven’t enjoyed a book this much in a long time. You think you aren’t understanding, or you’ve missed a chapter… wait for it. Fantastic read!

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Great listen

Great story, engaging and the narrators voice was really nice to listen to. Definitely recommend!

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Too disjointed

Poorly thought out. Readers have no idea what is going on until very end of book. Idea had potential but didn’t work. Editing should have been better. No I wouldn’t recommend this book. Waste of time and Money, I feel to try and make the book a thriller it was disrespectful to readers. author needs to go back to writing school.

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Excellent listen

I really enjoyed this book. Was compelling listening right to the end. Definitely recommend if you want a suspense story.

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Totally brilliant

The twists and turns in this stunning new novel from Jo kept me gripped every step of the way. Totally brilliant!

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Great read

Another great read with all the elements and it makes you keep reading to try and figure out what is going on . Great book

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It was all over the place

You spend 90% of the time not knowing what’s going on. The payoff isn’t worth the trouble.

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the perfect lie

Loved the book, with an ending I didn't see coming! I'll definitely be looking to read another of her books, brilliant!

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