25 May 2020


Book Review / Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

New York Times bestselling author of THE GOOD GIRL, Mary Kubica is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow's pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche. 

"The bad man, Daddy. The bad man is after us." 
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.

Published:    27th June 2017
Publisher:  Park Row Books
Goodreads :  Click here
Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Owned


There are two types of thrillers that I love - one type is a slow burn but a really explosive ending and the other type is a suspenseful thriller with a few twists and turns.  The second one may not have an explosive ending for me but the journey to get to discovery of what is going on is just as good as it would have been if it had had an explosive ending.

In this story, we follow Clara whose husband dies in a car crash.  As always in thrillers, things aren't always how they seem to her.  Was it an accident or was it murder?  Are there aspects of her husband's life that she didn't know about.   Clara goes on a hunt for the truth to try and found out the answer to those questions.

What I loved in this story...
I enjoyed following Clara as she slowly discovers different new aspects of both the accident and her husband.  In her grief, she needs to find out the truth.  I liked the fact that this story was split into two perspectives, one from Clara's and one from her husband's.  It gave the story more depth. 

What I didn't like in this story...
Honestly, there wasn't anything that I didn't like in this story.  I would have loved to have had an explosive ending but the journey to get to the ending (which I had predicted already) was just as good for me.

In summary...
A truly interesting thriller that, for me, was more about the journey and the main character's discovery of what had happened rather than any kind of explosive twists and turns.