Book Review: Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Every Last Lie: A Gripping Novel of Psychological SuspenseEvery Last Lie: A Gripping Novel of Psychological SuspenseEvery Last Lie by Mary Kubica is the unsettling story of love lost, lies, deceit, and the long journey one takes to find absolute truth in the face of tragedy.

As the story begins, Clara’s is left on her own with her daughter and her days-old baby after her husband Nick, whom she’s always believed to be the love of her life, is killed in a car crash. Police rule the death an accident, but Clara begins to call the investigation into question after her daughter, who was in the car at the time of the accident, begins reporting odd things back to her mother.

As she begins to put the pieces of Nick’s final day back together, Clara uncovers some information that would send any grieving wife into a tailspin. As she works through her revelations and takes her journey through her grief, Clara finds herself questioning everything she ever knew about her relationship with her husband and herself as a parent and spouse.

When I started reading Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica, I wasn’t totally sure what I thought of it. I didn’t really like the premise of the book all that much, and I wasn’t totally enamored with Nick, the male main character. But I stuck with it because, honestly, I really felt a deep connection to Clara. As a mother of young girls myself, I found myself morbidly wondering how I would feel if I were in Clara’s situation.

Recommendation on Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

In the end, I was really glad I stuck with the book because Clara turned out to be so, so real. She wanted to believe something so badly that she would have gone to any lengths to justify her suspicions, and as she worked through her grief, the reader could see her perspective on things changing rapidly. That was both fascinating and relate-able to me because, as anyone who has every dealt with any grief knows, day-t0-day feelings can change dramatically, and in a short period of time.

I also thought that Kubica did a really good job of revealing the story, bit-by-bit and layer-by-layer, onion style. Every time I thought I had a grasp on the situation, she threw a curve ball in and sent me in a totally different direction. More than once I found myself questioning: What does this mean for Clara, and what does this mean for the story?

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica was a great story, and I’m glad I stuck it out until the end. Kubica’s writing skill and ability to bring readers into the story continues to impress me, time and again.

I received an advanced review copy of Every Last Lie in exchange for an honest review. Every Last Lie is due out on June 27, 2017.

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